Tag Archives: Technology

Simpler Times

  I saw this cash register at Uncharted Grounds, the coffee roastery in Kandern, Germany, where some friends work. It brought back memories. When I was a child cash registers looked very much like this one. There were no bar codes or scanners. Each item in a store had a price sticker, and at checkout […]

Frustration

What happens when you have a problem with your phone? Do you phone the company? My cell phone stopped working yesterday afternoon. Except it didn’t. The wi-fi worked fine. Emails continued to arrive, as did Twitter messages. Phone calls and SMS? Forget about it. The reason, my phone informed me, was “SIM card not provisioned.” […]

Technology Shock

It was the size that caught my attention. Do you notice these things? I was installing a new app for my phone, to better manage one of the loyalty programs I belong to. I gave the usual permissions and the download started. I noted it was 31.5 megabytes. That jogged my memory. Back in 1990 […]

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 usedĀ  the touchpad on my laptop, but it is sometimes not asĀ  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. […]