Over the last few months I’ve been making changes — some big, some trivial — to my life. (I bought a new dining room table, for instance.) Part of it is that, after five years of retirement, five years of goofing off, I’m finding myself a little restless, so I’ve applied myself to making some changes.
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One of those changes was finally getting a new laptop. The old Sony Vaio (running Windows Vista!) I’ve had since 2011 worked well enough (even with the squished bug) that I never pursued getting something else, although I always meant to. As I’ve said before, sometimes “well enough” works well enough for me.
This fall I bought a new (Dell XPS 15; Windows 10) laptop, and as part of the whole “changes” thing I’ve been trying DuckDuckGo for my searches rather than good ol’ Google…
8 Comments | tags: DuckDuckGo, Google+, search engine, solipsism, Solipsist, solipsistic, sophism, sophist, sophistry | posted in Computers
Last April I finally bought my way into the touchscreen generation when I bought an iPad Air 2. After roughly four months of daily use, I have developed a very definite love-hate relationship with the pad itself as well as with the apps on it.
When I say “love-hate relationship” I don’t mean that in a casual ‘some stuff is good, some stuff not so much’ way. I mean, I really love certain aspects of it and think it’s wonderful, but I’ve come to deeply and very seriously loath a whole lot of others.
And I can’t quite make up my mind which one wins. The final analysis seems to be that I’ll go on using it — for better or worse, it’s a part of my life now. In that sense love won, and I really do love the parts that work for me.
6 Comments | tags: Apple Corporation, apps, ebooks, fingerprints, gmail, Google Earth, Google+, iPad, keyboards, microfiber cloth, Microsoft Windows, Numbers app, Redshift app, touchscreen, toys, YouTube | posted in Brain Bubble, Computers
Star Trek fans, go to Google right now (Go Ogle)!
They’re celebrating the 46th anniversary of Star Trek, and the Google artwork is delightful and provides some fun.
Mouse over the image and click anything that lights up with a line around it!
See if you can find the tribbles!
See if you can beam down to the planet and defeat the monster!
See if you can see the Enterprise fly.
Happy 46th Anniversary Star Trek!!
[Pass it on to your Trekker friends.]
4 Comments | tags: Google+, Star Trek | posted in TV
The next time I decide to do a week-long series of articles about television shows, somebody hit me with a baseball bat! (But if you would, please make one of those plastic whiffleball bats; wouldn’t want brain bubbles scattered everywhere!)
Suffice to say TV Tuesday was a grueling exercise. Trying to pack so much into each post without going over my self-imposed limit of 1200-15oo words was tough, and I’m not entirely happy with the results. There wasn’t much depth to any of it, but I’m going to look at them as foundations for future discussion. And it was nice to record a list of my television raves and rants in interweb stone, so there is that.
Today I’m going to kick back a bit before getting into much meatier topics and just serve up some post editing notes:
8 Comments | tags: Amy Heckerling, Google+, Johnny Dangerously, Johnny Mnemonic, Klaatu, Marshall McLuhan, Wikipedia, Wiktionary | posted in Brain Bubble
My contribution to the latest internet meme:
Nuf sed, yeah?
2 Comments | tags: Facebook, Google+, humor, Spock | posted in Sideband