Tag Archives: Technology

Big Brother Is Watching

I spent less than five percent of my work hours last month in meetings, not even an hour. That is if Microsoft is to be believed. My perception is quite different, but then I don’t confide in my electronics. Why add to the database someone is creating about me? I don’t use Microsoft’s calendar that comes […]

Welcome To 1984

A friend in the U.K. wanted to know if I had seen the news article. Was I aware that the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) had been tracking 33 million Canadian cell phones to monitor citizens’ movement during the pandemic? I hadn’t seen that specific article – but I knew it was going on. […]

Feeling Stressed?

Honestly, I think most people live their daily lives along a spectrum from slightly rattled to completely fried as their normal state of being. – John Eldredge If you have a smartphone, if you use social media, you should read this book. I could give a longer review, listing all the reasons, but there is […]

Junk The Printer

If I hadn’t just spent money on ink, I would probably have a new printer by now. I knew I needed printer ink at Christmastime, but there seemed no point in buying some and opening the cartridge, then having the machine sit for six months. So ink was my first purchase once we were out […]

An App For Our Times?

Have you downloaded the app yet? Installed it? Or are you distrustful of this latest bit of modern technology? Big Brother really is watching. When the COVID-19 phone app was first announced, I had my doubts. The idea seemed intriguing, an application that would warn you if you were exposed for 15 minutes or longer […]

Welcome to Tuesday

Monday was filled with computer issues. A Windows update is supposed to improve performance, not  require two hours to fix. I won’t go into the rest of it. Suffice it to say, I can use a smile today.

Scary Thought

Not to mention that back then many of us didn’t even own a cell phone.  Need I say anything more?

All In The Marketing

I needed new earbuds to use on my various devices. The ones I bought a few months back at a dollar store in Ottawa were showing signs of impending death. The still worked, or at least one ear did. And while no-one had complained about my microphone, my computer kept sending me messages that my […]

What A Party!

Actually this isn’t intended (today anyway) as political or social commentary. It just seemed appropriate given that yesterday was my wife’s birthday, and I threw a surprise party for her. Given that gatherings of more than two people are not allowed in Germany in these days of pandemic and social distancing, it was a bit […]

A Unique Event

Today, the third Sunday before Easter is Weckensonntag in Sulzburg. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events have been cancelled.  Which is a real shame, since this festival only happens once a year and only one place in the world. Now we have to wait until next year. And I missed it in 2019 because […]