Monthly Archives: January 2014

Doing more

By | January 28, 2014

This isn’t exactly wrong, but the idea that iPads “do more” doesn’t quite capture what’s really going on. iPads only do more for those who are incompetent with general purpose computers. Which is most people, so yes for the majority of people from their perspective an iPad can do more as they have no clue… Read More »


By | January 28, 2014

Reading on my formerly very-nice Cinema Display is now not that much fun since the MacBook Pro’s Retina Display is so glorious. Luckily it’s all that I will be using soon – that or my iPad air which also has a wonderful but smaller screen. The first computer screen I ever used heavily was the… Read More »


By | January 27, 2014

I was thinking about teachers I’d had over the years, both good and bad. I decided – no real idea why as I am usually not an archaeologist of even my own past – to look up Larry Joye, a great science teacher of mine from 9th grade. I was surprised to see that he… Read More »


By | January 26, 2014

When you grow up poor, it’s odd to not be that way anymore. To be able to go on a road and around-the-world trip for a year. To just buy something if you want it. It doesn’t seem real sometimes, like someone let you into a club that you really shouldn’t be in. But I… Read More »


By | January 25, 2014

This seems to be getting more common at banks – that is, preventing you from accessing your own money. I’ve had problems like this at Bank of America, though not to that extent. They are a terrible bank but I use them because they are also everywhere, which is particularly helpful right now (or will… Read More »


By | January 24, 2014

Time To Start Asking Republicans Directly: How Much Sex Is Too Much Sex? Answer: Any sex that they aren’t having in the Dominican Republic with trafficked Russian women Rush Limbaugh-style.


By | January 24, 2014

Speaking of Apple, the new MacBook Pro that we have now is the single best tech device I have ever used. It is as near to perfect as any tech object could be at the current state of development, I think. And the screen. Oh, the screen. I want to climb in their and play… Read More »

Getting it

By | January 24, 2014

It looks like Apple actually gets it – most users don’t want to struggle with a phone or tablet OS on their desktop PC. And no, desktop PCs aren’t going away. What will happen is that the approximately 80% of the population who has no use for them will stop using them over time, and… Read More »

The South

By | January 24, 2014

This is funniest thing I ever heard one of my very Southern relatives say: “I don’t like him. He don’t know shit form shinola.” Then the relative looks down for a moment confusedly and says, “Wait a minute. I don’t know shit from shinola. What the hell is shinola anyway?” (This is what shinola was.)