The Wiring in My Brain

The wiring in my brain lacks certain vital circuits. After years of struggling against my basic intellectual makeup, I have finally accepted that there are large black holes in my brain that deal with technology and even simple mechanics. I am content to manage our large home, renovate, garden, landscape and write. I do not care one whit that the kids laugh in disbelief because I cannot figure out the T.V. or cell phone....more

You've Got to be I-Kidding Me

I’ve never set foot in an Apple store.  I, admittedly, have never actually met a person who works for Apple.  (Which I consider proof that people who use different sides of their brains simply cannot hang out.)  But I think I have definitively identified one type of employee at Apple....more

10 Reasons to Ban Handheld Devices for Kids 12 and Under

First let me say that I'm not posting this because I agree with everything, though there are some valid points backed by research. But I do want to share the article and let you make your own decisions. In this piece, pediatric occupational therapist Cris Rowan does a great job laying out 10 arguments on the dangers of handheld devices to children under 12. She cites sources and definitely knows a thing or two about the subject....more

Blast From the Past: 7 Items We Can't Live Without That Weren't Around 50 Years Ago

When you stop to consider how much has changed in the last 50 years, it’s pretty amazing. In a middle-aged person’s lifetime, they have seen drastic improvements in technological advancements, which have helped increase productivity, communication, and more....more

Glossary

In order to continue this story, let's review a few glossary terms that I made up to describe my final two years in Second Life.  Note that most of these ocurred 'outside' the game itself. In real life:Religion-holinghttp://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Religion-holing&defid=6254768 netPIMP...more

Metamorphosis

We are forever reinventing ourselves.Even at my age, I feel a bit little like a hairy caterpillar, belly stuffed with macerated spring leaves, boldly curling up into my cocoon in a quest to emerge as something else.  I’ve had enough of this old, outdated mode, so let’s make it something quite different, okay?  Something, say, less hairy and hmm, maybe with a pair of wings?  Far-fetched, for sure, but you never know.  Give me a few weeks and let’s see what develops....more

Weddings 2.0: Using Apps and Social Media to Plan Your Wedding

Oh how times have changed.  When I was out in the dating pool, most of my friends and family couldn’t comprehend the influence technology had on my love life.  Now that I’m preparing for my wedding, I am overwhelmed with the amount of technology available. ...more
SexySavvyGeekAnd thank you for sharing, too!more

Schlage touchscreen deadbolts are smart!

Deadbolt technology just gets smarter and smarter. There are now electronic deadbolts that can be manipulated with an integrated keypad, a smartphone or opened with a key. After all, relying on the traditional key can be a nuisance, for obvious reasons....more

5 technology tips to navigate winter travel

Being stuck at an airport due to winter weather can be a real downer, but with an assortment of devices, apps and other instruments for connecting to the world, you can make that down time pass in a jiffy....more

Children and Technology: How much is TOO much?

The other night we watched a show about how much the world is depending on technology today. One of their examples were airplane pilots vs. the computers of auto pilot features. It said that on an average flight from Denver to London, the pilot has his hands on the controls for maybe three minutes. The rest is auto-pilot and up to the computers. Isn't that scary to think about? I would have a hard time trusting a pilot I didn't know personally to fly me, let alone trusting a computer to fly me across the world. ...more
Interesting post.  I am guilty of sticking my kids infront of tv or games to stop a tantrum or ...more