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Geeky stuff.

Aug 21 2015

Some rules are made to be broken …


… and some toys are definitely earned. I broke one of my cardinal personal technology rules this week. The one that says DO NOT PURCHASE THE 1ST GENERATION OF ANY NEW GADGET. But in my defense, if one is going to buy the 1st generation of a new high-tech product, getting one from Apple is usually a …

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Aug 05 2015

Who actually listens to voicemail anyway?


Apple is supposedly working on a feature in iOS10 that will transcribe voicemail messages via Siri and then deliver them as text messages. Because everybody HATES checking their voicemail, right? I pretty much NEVER do it … because 1) it’s a pain-in-the-@$$ and B) it costs me call minutes to do it. I *thought* getting …

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Aug 03 2015

Both the childhood Apollo Mission Geek & grown-up Hater of Expense Reports in me LOVE this


Astronaut Buzz Aldrin absolutely killed the “throwback Thursday” internet meme last week by sharing a picture of his Apollo 11 travel expense report. Click the image to see the Gizmodo article about it … where the writer rightly claims that “the government has a form for EVERYTHING.” Related articles Buzz Aldrin’s Caption for This Iconic Apollo …

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Jun 29 2015

I should really take sailing lessons …


I don’t know whether it’s the fact that I was born under an astrological water sign (if you put stock in such things) or that I grew up in the land-locked midwestern U.S., but for as long as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by, drawn to and felt very at home near …

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Jun 23 2015

The next best thing to a flash mob …

… is somebody dancing exuberantly behind unsuspecting strangers in urban settings. So simple, so silly, so ridiculously satisfying. Enjoy.

Jun 17 2015

I seem to have a thing for superstars named Sophie

Team SCA May 2013 Lanzarote training for Volvo Ocean Race

This is Sophie Ciszek, an Australian-American offshore sailor who is a bowman on Team SCA, the all-female crew competing in the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race. There are lots of great athletes to admire on Team SCA, but Sophie is my favorite … probably because of the contrast between her sunny, “no worries, Mate” personality and the …

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May 08 2015

Apple’s “Tattoo-gate” may work to my advantage

I have toyed with the idea of getting a tattoo for most of my adult life. Just something small and discreet, in a place where I can see it but also keep it easily out of sight in a professional environment. This means my left wrist … where an Apple watch would be strapped … was never really …

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