Posts Tagged ‘ computers ’

Say happy National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week three times fast

April 16, 2019
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I’ve been taking 911 calls for so long that they were originally 91 calls. Well, it seems that way, anyway. It turns out National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week predates my employment in the emergency services…

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Booting Up the Carpocalypse

February 10, 2019
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Remember when cars didn’t have starters, and you used to have to crank them to start? Okay, neither do I. But I’ll bet a lot of you remember a time before cars were mostly computers.…

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When Your Car Is Smarter Than You

January 17, 2018
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I totally loved my last car, so it’s ironic that it got totaled, which I didn’t love. Normally I’m not one of those who falls madly in love with automobiles. They’re just something to get…

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Confessions of a YouTube Junkie

August 8, 2017
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Some people snort cocaine. Others shoot up on heroin. I watch YouTube videos. As far as I know, there is no support group for people like me, and there are many of us. If there…

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Leap Day Laptop

March 1, 2016
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I can’t help thinking it’s no coincidence that my laptop stopped working on February 29th: It’s the last “screw you” from a bad month. But in fairness, it’s also a first world problem. I still…

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I see….no wait, I don’t see……

January 27, 2016
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Last week I took my friend, Lisa, to the eye doctor. This is the Scheie Eye Institute, a very prestigious hospital dedicated to eye care. We’ve been there many times over the last five years.…

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Stay Tuned for an Important Message….

August 24, 2015
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My friend. Lisa sent me a Facebook message this morning before 8:00 A.M. I happened to be up and reading the newspaper (yes, I still have an actual newspaper delivered). It was a bit odd, both for…

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Modern Morality?

August 19, 2015
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Hackers, who claim to have released names, addresses and credit card numbers of the users of the infidelity site AshleyMadison.com, have appointed themselves as “the moral judge, juror, and executioner, seeing fit to impose a…

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Soul Crunching Computers

August 8, 2015
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EvilComputer-

             If you see this, it’s already too late.   Computers that take forever to load, freeze, or crash make you cuss. Repeatedly. They make you say horrific things that…

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The joy of buying a new computer

July 21, 2015
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The joy of buying a new computer

I recently bought a new laptop because my old one was having problems. From my purchase experience, I want to pass along the following helpful piece of advice: NEVER EVER BUY A NEW COMPUTER. Limp…

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