What I did on my summer vacation (Part 1)

Last week I went to Brooklyn and helped my sister settle into her new apartment. On a schoolteacher’s salary, she found a fantastic place, but it did need a little TLC. The week was beyond fun: sister bonding time, the world cup, an evening on Broadway, and general catching up with my old city and …

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Impatience and clouds

I’m not exactly the patient type, so after last week’s rant I decided to do something about my cloud storage/filing conundrum. First, I needed to brainstorm, and lucky for me Ryan Brazell came over for dinner and very graciously let me bore him to death. Then, I looked at many, many reviews and finally pulled …

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Please string the world’s smallest violin

I know this is the very definition of #firstworldproblems but I would like to vent, and this is my blog. So… Back in the dark ages when OS9 was the new hotness, I sat down with a computer science nerd friend of mine, and we talked about file organization. In particular, he excoriated me for …

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Some ‘splaining tools explained

Pictures are worth a thousand words Also: tl;dr Also also: videos I’m all for a good read, but let’s be honest: pretty often, you just need to learn a skill or follow steps or something. And then, the instructions being written isn’t actually a good thing. It’s boring, and doesn’t necessarily emphasize the important parts. …

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