Recent posts tagged technology


Burnt Kindling

The next e-reader I get isn't going to be one of these.


Crossed Wires

Sometimes, just sometimes, you gotta let a professional deal with things. Case in point: flaky internet service.

Leaving The Nest

When a Tweeter considers exiting.


The Artificers

Something is not "artificial" because of its means of production, but if the act of producing it, in whatever form, goes against your inner convictions.

Crosseyed And Painless

Good thing I set aside all that money for PC upgrades, right?

A Megaphone Of One's Own

Reflections on something like 25 years of blogging.

The In-House Art Preservation And Digital Collage Society

A new flatbed scanner joins my in-home digital creation arsenal.

Hard Where?

New year, new PC upgrade.

New Phone, Who Dis

Upgrade time. Not the best time for it, either.


Supertoys Last All Winter Long, One Hopes

My newly uncrated Dell notebook, and my general unease about anything brand spanking new.

Faster Typewriters

I never want to make the argument that we should refrain from making things easier as some kind of hedge against mediocrity.

The New Toy

A new notebook computer enters my hands, and once again I'm boggled by progress.

From The Bunker

Like most of you, I'm "sheltering in place" -- which is actually not all that different from what I already do. The difference is that now I don't have a choice.


When The Gears Mesh, And When The Lightbulb Goes On

When tech works it's a wonderful thing. The rest of the time... (Self-written blog software edition.)

Blog On

Toying with Pelican, Nikola, and other static site generators.


Mop And Pail, Dustpan And Broom

How PCs become trash accumulators that rival any closet, garage, crawlspace, or basement.

Pounded To Death

I go through keyboards the way other people go through pencils.

Ray And The Great Unpluggening

How Ray Bradbury saw a cellphone-addicted future. No, not in that book about book-burning.

No Humans Allowed

Once again: Whatever it is we're designing our world for, it isn't the human being.

Nobloggy But Me

Blogging never "died"; it's just become harder to see. But it's as crucial as ever.

The Problem With The Rat Race Is That Even If You Win, You're Still A Rat

On media both social and antisocial.

Philosophizing With A Megaphone

On Twitter as a case study in technical non-solutions to social problems.

The Mashup Men

On making something new from a whole lot of somethings old.


These past couple of days have been a cavalcade of non-stop technical and mechanical failure.


TV Or Not TV

More on the de-boob-tubing of my life.

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