Tag Archives: technology

Running Naked

I’ve decided I prefer running naked. Well, ok, mostly naked. I’m not so zen that I can run without my watch. There all limits after all. For those not up on the latest running lingo, let me assure you, running … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Distractions

When I was a kid, I figured that by the time I was an adult (in the oh so distant future), I wouldn’t be so easily distracted. Somehow, between the time I was 10 and the time I was 30, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Smart running vs. stopwatch

I’ve had a chance to run with my smartphone a couple of times. ¬†Not sure if it’s better than using a stopwatch. It’s more complicated, but gives me more information. And, apparently, it speeds me up! My watch is easy. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

My first real smartphone.

Just got my first real smart phone. It was a Christmas present from my wife. Funny coincidence, but I got her the same thing. ūüėČ It’s a ZTE Valet. It’s a no contract Tracfone phone. My household is cheap. ¬†No … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lights in the Tunnel a Review

Summary: Good book. Scary premise. Hope he’s wrong. In Lights in the Tunnel, Martin Ford, a CEO of some tech company whose name I can’t find, asserts that technological improvements are going to lead to mass unemployment.¬† He believes that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

What good are printed books?

There’s been a lot of discussion among publishers, librarians, and other bookish types about the future of the printed book. I for one am not optimistic. In order for the printed book to survive as a popular format, it must … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It can taste good or it can be healthy, but not both. A review of Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss

Intriguing book by Michael Moss called Salt Sugar Fat. Impressive level of detail on what specific companies have done to make processed foods taste good. They’ve been very successful at this. Also covers those same companies’ largely unsuccessful efforts to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Reading e-books when the Internet beckons.

Ran across this article about e-books and their impact on publishers and readers. It’s titled “Losing Bookstores Is a Much Bigger Problem or Publishers than It Is for Readers” Hat tip to library news blog¬†lisnews.com for making me aware of … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Looking Toward the Future on the C & O Canal

Location: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Maryland Time: Late 1800s Jebediah wiped his brow with the back of his hand. The line of canal boats waiting for the next lock stretched in front of him. “Someday, Jacob,” he mused to his … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Retro Revenge – Don’t Distract Daddy

Saturday, around noon. “Dad, can I use your laptop?” “Not now Ian, I’m using it.” Five minutes later. “Dad, can I watch Power Rangers on your laptop?” “No Noah, not now, I’m in the middle of something.” “Come on Dad, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment