19th February 2018

Actively cautious

The literature is clear about one thing: the best time to back up your hard drive is before you need to recover data. The second paragraph warns that this will require more of your time than you wish to spend. The third paragraph refers you back to the first part. Suddenly, you realize that you are trapped in a loop.

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18th February 2018

Inspired by Jenga?

Word just in from the Games, where an athlete has been accused of doping. The sport?  Curling. Brings a new optic to the catch phrase “Hurry, hard”.

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12th February 2018

Medals, galore!

Look at all those medals! I (made the mistake) of turning on notifications from Twitter and elsewhere; the iPad dings like an out-of-control teletype machine. Again, look at all those medals! Not just Canada, but we know where the heart lies.

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1st February 2018

But who will take my money?

Some confusing news, in the world of online payments. The merchant to the world, aka eBay, has decided to disassociate from PayPal, the money end of the system. I know, they’d already gone through a friendly divorce some time ago, but for people like me there was nothing visible. With fifteen years of experience in letting the two empty my pockets, I had no complaints.

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30th December 2017

When a freezer becomes a chair

When we left to spend time in the local furniture store, my expectations were simple. I wanted to know what options were available, should the return home reveal a miracle. Something akin to “busted freezer not d.o.a.”. Instead, we now have a new armchair.

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15th December 2017

Back in the germ puddle

I suspect the little kid. The one I haven’t seen. After several years away from contact with the “germ pool”, we’re right back in the puddle, and today I woke up with that telltale sign of being puddled. My nose; in full drip mode. Now, recent research confirms that a “man cold” really is worse than others believe. I just know that I’ll be back to bed, really soon. And as for other advances in medical knowledge, we now are supposed to “feed a cold AND feed a fever”. At a minimum, attempt to replace the constant loss of fluids (see full drip).

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27th November 2017

Put the paper “to bed”, for good

What can you do, when the news is that there will be no more news, at least concerning your community? This afternoon, in one of those stories that leaves one feeling confused, a swap of newspapers in Upper Canada put an end to close to a century and a half of laying out the stories and putting it all to bed.

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24th November 2017

Avoiding a debt ceiling crisis

In a few hours, Black Friday will be officially over. This, for me, has been a day without commerce. If any others wonder how this can be accomplished, despite the intense pressure of the advertising and retail sectors, there are some simple tricks. Read the rest of this entry »

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20th November 2017

An added incentive?

Loblaws has a new incentive program. Much like the old incentive program, except… this one will really cost you money. $99.99 a year, in order to get even more points when you buy your weekly veggies.

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16th November 2017

But is it real?

Here’s a short test, for those of you with advanced academic credentials.

  • Where did you go to school?
  • What was the subject of your thesis?

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