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March 2013

Feed Me

When I take my lunch break during my work day, I like to go read the blogs various of my friends have created. It’s easiest to use an rss-based feed reader for this purpose: no fumbling around among bookmarks to find my faves, and no having to rely on the blogrolls on any one blog. Further, it has been even easier to collect my favorite subscriptions by keeping them all in one cloud-based reader.

Heroes and Bad Guys

We’ve all played these games.  Call it “cops and robbers.”  In my childhood, as politically incorrect as it may be now, we …

Fiction: Tarnished Snapshots

“Well? What you waitin’ for, boy? You’re a man now, act like one!” Pop was waiting by the back door. He was wearing his jacket. Pete silently said goodbye to his dreams and followed his pop out the door. Happy birthday, he thought.

Don’t Anthropomorphize Computers

I (reluctantly) fired up the ol’ PC laptop today, then wandered off to fetch some more coffee, pet the dogs, clean up the kitchen, run a few errands …

Okay, a bit of exaggeration there, and I wouldn’t want to anthropomorphize my tech tools too much because I know they hate it, but here’s what they might say, if the laptops spoke while doing their tasks.