Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
We are returning the day after Labor Day.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Looking for an upscale place to eat in Brunswick Maine we went to the usually reliable Yelp for suggestions. We found one in particular that seemed,to quote one review "spectacular".
Eager for the experience, we tried to get reservations the last time we were in town, but failed. We were so pleased that this time there was an opening early Saturday night.
It was all down hill from there.
To distill the experience: the only thing I liked was the water. It was so bad, we stopped at a fish & chips shack on the way home to get some real food.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
And it's summer here in New England. It's in the 90's with humidity that has a assumed a physical presence.
Not good work weather.
Who am I kidding. I work in an air conditioned office. I despise the out of doors.
It's just being home and not answering to what used to be a clock, (Now a Nexus7)
What I am building up to is I took the day off. Four straight days. I like that idea. Reality bites in that I will only have one day off next week. Karma or Ying Yang? Either way, it all comes out even in the end.
Or it doesn't.
Friday, June 07, 2013
Honestly, who amongst the mob didn't think those people were doing that already? We live our lives if not accepting it, expecting it
We see it on crime shows formularies. We have been programmed to believe the police can instantly know where we are, what we ate and our menu choice when they open their smart phones.
It's come to the point where we expect them to know if we washed our hands the last time we used the rest room
Where I have a greater concern is the unfettered collection of personal information by blind bots run by, hold your breath, corporations.
I live my life knowing that my image is being recorded hundreds of times a week. I expect what I write here, what I say in emails, SMS, chats and even on the cell phone is being recorded somewhere. Why am I not concerned?
I've worked for the Federal Government. The level of competency and cooperation it would take to do anything of lasting and meaningful effect with the flood of information isn't happening in the near future.
They are collecting and indexing. Some intelligence guru has said there are numbers, names and words that should be flagged. This they will do.
So, don't worry, the Government is not watching your facebook page.
TheChive.com is. But they are not the government and trusted by many more people.
Sunday, June 02, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
If you have been following my cancer adventures, we went into Dana Farber with me expecting the worst news based on the last visit. The oncologist walked in with a big smile on her face and said the tests were "unchanged." That means no scan in six months, just a check up.
This is good.