Posts tagged ‘personal’

Home for the holidays

I’m not sure when this happened, but I’ve noticed that my late-December conversations with friends have shifted from “Are you going anywhere for Christmas? to “Is everyone coming home for Christmas?” Whatever stage you and your family are in, Happy Holidays!


It’s a trap!

My family lives in a two-story house with an attached garage. At the junction of the main part of the house with the garage, the slope of the garage’s roof runs up into the eave of the main roof, and for reasons I’ve never understood, there’s an opening in the soffit under the main eave…


Why I like DST

I know I’ve said some of this before, but if bloggers didn’t repeat themselves where would their content come from? I like Daylight Saving Time, and the advantages it brings more than make up for the slight disruption in my schedule. In fact, the most annoying thing to me about the DST changeovers is hearing…


A snowy day

It began snowing around 9:00 this morning, and by the time I left work the snow was thick enough to swallow all the sound. The few cars that drove past my office were like those silent futuristic vehicles in science fiction movies—just a low whoosh when they went past. As I brushed the snow off…


Onco

There’s been a lot of cancer talk the last couple of days in the Apple-centric corner of the internet. Yesterday, Federico Viticci of MacStories shared on Twitter the happy news that his recent PET scan came back negative. He followed that up with a little more detail today on his personal blog. Greg Pierce of…


Buck-U-Uppo

I’m back from a long weekend/short vacation in northern Michigan. We stayed with friends at a house with no TV and no internet out in an area with spotty cell coverage. It is de rigueur for bloggers, upon returning from such a vacation, to write a post about how wonderful it is to be disconnected…


Storm over stress

I meant to include this bit in my last post but forgot. Since I don’t run ads here, you know I’m not trolling for page views. During my interview on Mac Power Users, I mentioned that my nom de net came from the German word for stress. Since then, a few actual German speakers (which…


Hotel wifi help

Let me start by apologizing for the title of this post. If you were searching for help with balky hotel wifi and wound up here through some horrible SEO failure, I can assure you you won’t find anything useful in what follows. It’s more a post about the lack of hotel wifi help. Last night…


Museum

I got a call yesterday afternoon to go to one of the northern suburbs to inspect a piece of machinery that broke that morning. On the drive home, with grimy hands from the equipment and a desperate need to pee from the schooner of tea I’d drunk on the way up, I pulled into a…


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