A Mother’s Talents…

At brunch today with the extended family and my mom, she leaned over to me and told me there was a problem with my website. Or, I think that’s what she said. It was more like “when I go to your site, I get a lost something.” A lost something? My mind went to the …

Privacy in the Nest?

Perhaps you heard the big tech news from Monday: a company called Nest was bought by a company called Google. And ever since then, there’s been quite the hubbub over this. I’ve seen Twitter posts from people threatening to rip the devices from the wall if this really goes through…Never mind the fact that doing …

My Own Digital Hell

This is something that I know we techies experience a lot: we sign up for an account somewhere, and then years later come back and discover we need something from that account. In the intervening years, the account has been forgotten, disused and neglected, to the point that retrieving the account information through a forgot …

Away Alot

Okay, so I’ve been gone for a while. If you look over there to the right-hand column, you’ll see part of the reason why: airplanes. Lots and lots of airplanes. I was going to do some blogging about that, complete with some other pictures than what show up over there. So I copied some pictures …

The Support Files

In any heavily managed corporate tech environment, there are rules. And there are standard configurations. And reasons for why things are the way they are–whether it’s for security reasons, money reasons, or simply someone in IT being controlling because they can.   But as we all know, there are many people in the world who …