Tag Archive: technogadgetry

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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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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Jan 11 2015

Wishful thinking …


Dr. Darling: The sound card in Eliza (our WinDoze netbook) seems to be working again. Shazzer: That’s good. It means we can wait awhile longer to replace the MacBook Air.  Dr. Darling: Why would we need to replace the MacBook Air because of a dead sound card in Eliza? Shazzer: Because you’re looking forward to …

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Nov 30 2013

My 1st week with my 5S


As promised by the Swedish online Apple Store on Halloween, my new SILVER iPhone 5S (there has been some debate about which finish I actually got) arrived during the week of November 18. Tuesday afternoon to be specific.  But in a cruel twist of fate, my schedule was so friggin’ busy that I didn’t even have time …

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Apr 05 2013

Dr. Darling, Dream Catcher


So the Swede’s gawd-awful-early alarm clock woke me from an odd dream this morning, and as long as we were both awake I figured I might as well tell her about it. I was on a road-trip with three good friends, and as is often the case in my dreams, they were not people I …

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Nov 03 2012

Assimilation smugness

This is one of those holiday weekends that the Swedes create for themselves by moving the actual holiday that most of the rest of the world knows (in this case, All Saints Day) to Saturday. It’s a practice that drives me crazy even after 10 years of living here. Some people even got a half-day …

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