Thoughts while driving to Syracuse

By the time you read this, I’ll be on the road with a precious cargo – six of my best photographic artworks – for “Drop-Off Day” at the New York State Fair.  This seems to be part of an all-encompassing “drop-off-3-day-weekend” with my three entries for the Big E shipped yesterday, and my four (5)…

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An open letter to Tim Cook

Dear Mr. Cook: First off, let me say that I do have an appreciation for what Apple has achieved in the last four decades.  I’ve owned several iPods and I’ve worked on Apple IIe and Macintosh computers in my time.   I even own an Apple TV box so that I can purchase my favorite TV…

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Don’t lie to me again, Time Warner Cable…

A few months ago, there was a cable / internet outage in the Town and Village.  After several calls, Time Warner Cable finally explained that they were working on the outage and should have service restored momentarily. Well, they eventually DID restore service.  My computer modem flashed its lights, and a connection to my desktop…

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Nice try, scammer – go back under the bridge with the other trolls.

Let me make this as clear as crystal.  I. HATE. SCAMMERS. I hate trolls, griefers, swindlers, anybody who tries to steal my money, ruin my equipment, or ruin my reputation.  And believe me, there are people out there in 2014 that will do that to you.  Don’t ever think differently. Case in point.  Last Friday,…

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Random Acts of Respect

I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the social media site Reddit.  Sometimes it’s the greatest place in the world; other times it’s like the bad old days of monitor courage and USEnet sewage. One of the better places on Reddit of late has been the category (or “subreddit”) called Random Acts of Pizza.  Here’s how…

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Getting power to the tower

Last Tuesday, I finished up some work and then headed toward my 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS so that I could visit my girlfriend Nicole.  As I got in my car, I noticed that the street lights and house lights in my neighborhood began to simultaneously flicker.  Then they all went out.  Five seconds later, the…

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Rescue me, Computer Renaissance! Please!!

So here’s the deal.  I spent the weekend up in Toronto, covering the National Basketball League of Canada’s 2012 combine and draft.  I saw a lot of my old friends there – owners and coaches and front office people.  It was a great time, and I took some awesome photos of the draft party. Tuesday…

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