Category Archives: Technology

Join The Fight!

Originally posted on Old Road Apples:
Cable companies want to slow down (and break!) your favorite sites, for profit. To fight back, let’s cover the web with symbolic “loading” icons, to remind everyone what an Internet without net neutrality would…

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‘Tacky Buzzer’ Stirs Emotions in Sewickley

After moving to Sewickley at age 11, one of my favorite stops while exploring on foot and bicycle was the Police Desk in the municipal building. Desk Sergeant McCandless presided over the various technical systems that allowed him to answer phone calls, … Continue reading

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Bordering on the Bizarre

Over the last few weeks my family and I have been adapting to a change in my status at work. It’s mostly good news – I am now full-time, but am also working a different shift, and serving an area of … Continue reading

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Blogito Ergo Sum..

Roughly translated, “I blog, therefore I am”. Or am I? Exploring the recent newsworthy notion that we are not all that ‘special’, and how this relates to the unique narcissism of the information age. My goodness, it’s July already. As … Continue reading

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Holiday Potpourri

I hope that everyone has had a blessed holiday season thus far. It’s been a somewhat hectic few weeks. Over the course of that time, I’ve been trying to catalog those stories, observations, and ideas that made for short stops … Continue reading

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The Notes in My Back Pocket

Lately I’ve been collecting little snippets of news items and personal things that I find interesting or noteworthy. I write this stuff down on paper and tuck it into one of my back pockets, where they sit until I get … Continue reading

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Tone Deaf Public Radio

I grew up in the Pittsburgh area, and had a radio on a lot of the time. From early childhood through adolescence and into young adulthood (when the police scanner got a hold of me), my memories seem filled with … Continue reading

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File Under ‘Cart Before the Horse’

The Post-Gazette reported Wednesday that State Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne Co.) got a bill through her Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committee (an interesting combination there) that would require energy companies drilling in the Marcellus Shale to: Draft and … Continue reading

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Initiate Shutdown Sequence

Sounds awfully cold and technical for making a major change in one’s life, doesn’t it?I think so too. Sorting through things, packing, discarding, setting aside for the future – this always brings me face-to-face with the past, what was and … Continue reading

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Week in Review and Recorder Ruckus

I spent the last week in Pittsburgh with Leslie, largely away from the TV and the computer, trying to get plans solidified for our wedding in March. There’s still a lot to do – plot complications abound, but the path … Continue reading

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