… you know that, of course, because I’ve been working so steadily on a new project for the last few weeks I haven’t had time to blog. I’ve been at it full days, I worked right through one weekend, a fair bit of the long weekend and part of last weekend. Which I’m fine with me, because I am loving this project. In fact, I’ll be sorry when I’m done — which I almost am (snivel).
I don’t want to jinx anything, so let’s just say my trusty old MacBook Air is hanging in. But I’ve gone Continue reading →
Last week I was having an email conversation with someone I knew years ago in Montreal and have re-connected with on Facebook.
We started off talking about libraries. One thing led to another and libraries led to our shared love of books. Books led to e-books and e-books led to tech and tech led to cursive script, which led to future generations.
Trust me, it made sense. You had to be there.
First she told me about her granddaughter, who’s a junior in University, and all the techie equipment the school expects her to Continue reading →
Last week I was celebrating the return of my beloved MacBook Air, safely back home after its hard drive transplant. Being superstitious I’m afraid to jinx it, so let me just say, everything’s going very well.
I think I also mentioned that Jenson, my wonderful tech expert, upgraded my operating system to Yosemite as a surprise. Very sweet of him because I would have messed it up for sure. My bad technology karma always seems to Continue reading →
If you’ve ever wondered just how attached you are to technology, I now know. I was without a computer all weekend. From about 2:00 pm last Friday afternoon until 11:00 a.m. yesterday morning. Whew! It wasn’t easy.
Don’t panic. The doctor’s not for me. It was for my Mac. It had a pretty serious boo-boo. Thought it was a goner, for sure, to tell you the truth. Out of the blue one day it stopped backing up to my external hard drive. Called the tech expert who spent several hours trying to figure out what the problem
was. After several attempts, his diagnosis was a corrupted hard drive.
In most laptops it’s not a huge problem. The hard drive can be replaced. Not so with a Macbook Air. He (techie) suggested I go to the Apple Store for a Continue reading →
… or at least turned over a new leaf. And not a fig leaf either. I hate to disappointment anyone but despite the drawing this isn’t a post about men and women. Or sex. It’s about temptation. Well, not really, but sort of. Or resisting temptation. Sort of, but not really.
A bit of background.
As long as I’ve been earning money I’ve liked gizmos and gadgets. Well, I’ve probably always liked them. But it’s only since I’ve been earning my own keep that I could indulge myself and buy them whenever I’ve felt like it.
To be totally honest, “liking” doesn’t really capture it. It’s more like “I must have that!” The very Continue reading →
I’ve been having a wee bit of trouble charging my iPhone recently. I suspected it was my power cord, but it is three years old, so I sort of had to accept the possibility it was my battery. As in, time for a new one. Which in my case is a major pain in the ass, because my phone is my office, my life, my lifeline, not to mention my alarm clock. My only alarm clock. And a battery can’t be replaced instantly in the store. The phone has to be sent away for anywhere from three to five days.
So yes, I’ve been putting off dealing with it. But over the weekend the matter was taken out of my hands. Procrastinating was no longer an option. Because no matter Continue reading →
In last week’s post I compared walking the Camino Trail to our life’s journey.
Both require endurance. Both often necessitate we divest ourselves of the unnecessarily heavy loads we carry. For those walking the Camino it usually means emptying their knapsacks and even leaving sleeping bags behind. In life it can mean getting rid of possessions, walking away from relationships, moving to smaller homes or relocating to different cities. Both also provide us with the opportunity to unload the emotional baggage that tends to bog us down.
I’ve spent the week thinking, on and off, about the changes I’ve made in my life over the years. What I’ve