Tag Archives: Technology

Suitably Random

This is not the post I had planned for today. I’d blame the outbreak of nuclear war, but that would be fake news. I’m not that presidential. I’m a little distracted by the ongoing Canadian political scandal. I’m possibly the only one who was watching online as MPs went through a succession of votes at […]

I’ve Been Warned

I bought a new computer mouse. But I’m not sure if it is safe to use it. Maybe you can help me. The mini-mouse that I was using died about a year ago. I have used  the touchpad on my laptop, but it is sometimes not as  precise as I would like, So when I […]

Technological Challenges

This is not the post I had scheduled for today. Which has me mildly annoyed, as I had some pictures I wanted to share today. I think I mentioned I was traveling on business these days. In a perfect world I would have planned ahead and had all the posts for the time period written […]

Lighting Sequence

It is a simple thing, yet it shows a major difference between Canada and Germany. The traffic lights here are different. I haven’t asked why, because I think I figured it out on my own. See if this makes sense to you. In Canada the traffic light sequence is green (go), yellow (caution) and red. […]

Me and The Arrow

  Sixty years ago today an event took place that changed Canadian society, the effects of which are still felt, something which would have a major impact my life, though I didn’t know it at the time. In a move that was either absolutely insane or fiscally prudent, the Conservative government of John Diefenbaker canceled […]

Phishing Licences

My Spam folder is filling up with urgent messages these days. Most purportedly from retailer Amazon. Though if they really were urgent, they wouldn’t be flagged as spam. I wonder why the spammers are so sloppy in their pitches. Maybe it is that their time is valuable. Why waste it on people with brains? The […]

Because It Is There

There’s wi-fi on this train, so it feels as if I should write something. After all, I paid for it, or somebody did. Most of the trains I take in Germany are local. No amenities other than washrooms. And in a year no-one has ever checked my ticket. I’m on an ICE train this time […]