Can We Talk About Harlen Coben’s The Stranger Now?

Mandatory Spoiler Warning  The following post will discuss events in 'The Stranger.' I will not disclose the ending, but other events are fair game and, let's face it, too good not to discuss. Most people took huge gulps of the series once it went live on January 30, while life made me take the series … Continue reading Can We Talk About Harlen Coben’s The Stranger Now?

Getting the Angle Right

Blogging U takes a new turn as I go from the basics to diving deeper on form and content. No homework yet, but the first entry discusses looking at a topic from another angle. Then it dawned on my writing had blinders on. On the surface, something looks impossible. In the Woods taught me to … Continue reading Getting the Angle Right

I Had 99 Updates and They All Caused Problems

Today I couldn't run a virus scan. Usually when that happens, a  machine needs updating.  No surprise the recent reset meant updates-99 of them to be exact. I dutifully did them, then upon restart it gave me the above message.  In fact I did turn off my computer.  It went back to what it did … Continue reading I Had 99 Updates and They All Caused Problems

The Not-So-Terrible, Definately-Not-Horrible, Just Inconvenient Day With Technology

I have to admit the signs popped up as stupid ads offering me surveys and ways to fix my slow PC.  I have no idea how it happened, but it did.  Even the guy from Geek Squad says it happens as he had problems with his own computer.  To make a long story short, I … Continue reading The Not-So-Terrible, Definately-Not-Horrible, Just Inconvenient Day With Technology

Midweek Geekiness: Halt and Catch Fire

I started the week with George R.R. Martin's Wordstar computer, continued with the Brother AX-15 typewriter, and I might as well continue with more nostalgia. However, this piece of nostalgia comes with a social media twist and a Hobbit connection.  It's time to talk about Halt and Catch Fire: I actually had to look up … Continue reading Midweek Geekiness: Halt and Catch Fire

Memories of Low-Tech Past

Yesterday's post inspired memories of technology past. Therefore before Office 2010.  Before Windows...anything.  I had this:   It's a Brother AX-15 Typewriter.  I remembered getting one for Christmas, and it did get a bit of use.  Of course I wrote countless term papers for University, but every once in a while I would write stories. … Continue reading Memories of Low-Tech Past

Google Reader Soon Goes Good Bye

I have a routine like any other human being on this planet.  I get to work, fire up my computer, then have a look at Google Reader for tidbits.  (Fatima speak for anything trivial related to work, life, and writing.) On Thursday Google Reader has a news-breaking pop up: Of course I read more to … Continue reading Google Reader Soon Goes Good Bye