Category Archives: Technology

Theodicy vs. the Singularity

The conventional religious explanations just don’t seem to work when it comes to Japan. Why three calamities, all at once? Because they were bad? Because life is suffering? Better the more prosaic Stuff Happens. Because the earth’s plates moved and … Continue reading

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How not to format your blog for a design afficionado

I’m experimenting with how to place these photos, because a friend, who has an acute sense of design, wants to have more control over where her photos end up than WordPress seems to allow; and, I have to admit, it’s … Continue reading

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Almost famous

Island Windjammers, the company whose sailing ship we went on (something wrong about that grammar somehow), posted my trip video on their Facebook page, and (as of this very minute) 477 people have watched it on YouTube. It still seems … Continue reading

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Digital immortality

Some people in India are about to get very familiar with my life – all 60 boxes of it. Right now, as we speak, the early years are on their way: My baby brother and me in front of our … Continue reading

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Disconnected

Like a little kid told to clean up his room, my computer got mad at me after I organized all its bookmarks and spitefully lost its IP address. My little notebook, on the other hand, didn’t get upset at all, … Continue reading

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My ♥ Blogs

Purple Heart is an organization that has something to do with veterans and beyond that I don’t much care what they do, because they call me up every so often and offer to pick up stuff I don’t want right … Continue reading

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Bookmark OCD

I’m not sure what I’d do without my bookmarks, probably more than 100 of them, that parade down the left side of my computer screen like this: Firefox has an add-on called x-marks that stores your bookmarks in some cloud … Continue reading

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Aggros

Some things I’ve learned in the past alarming week: If an airline agent tells you something you don’t like, call back and ask another agent the same question. Over the course of three nerve wracking days, five different British Airways … Continue reading

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Future seal

If I had a robot sitting on my kitchen counter asking me if I’d like to come back tomorrow and talk, after it had counted my calories, I’d throw it against the wall even as it was saying, in what … Continue reading

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My so-called Spokeo life

Thanks to my brother, who sent me a spooky link with “they know who you are” in the subject line, I now know that Spokeo does know who I am. Sort of. They have a very spooky picture of the … Continue reading

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