Perhaps it’s the scientist in me, or maybe it’s the fact that I work with people who speak English as a second language, but this phrase is annoying and demonstrates how lazy we have become with communication.
Recently, I used Google to search for “alternatives to Google”. What a weird thing. It’s a bit like going into Walmart, walking up to an associate and saying, “Can you tell me where the nearestTarget is? And can you give me a ride there? This place gives me the creeps.”
Captchas, those annoying “prove you’re not a robot” tests that many websites require to show you belong there, are something that have no analogue in the pre-digital age, or at least none that I can think of. I don’t ever recall trying to enter, say, my gym back in the 90’s and having someone (likely … Continue reading “I’m thinking you don’t belong here”
“ . . . that musty, small-town video shop set up in the dining room of an old house where someone was likely murdered.”
My tech evidently knows better.
I thought it would be freeing to become a “cord cutter”, eschewing traditional cable for streaming TV.
You may be familiar with the account of the very first phone call placed by Mr. Alexander Graham Bell to his assistant, Thomas Watson, and those simple words which he supposedly uttered. You may not know that a transcript of the entire call was recently discovered, and it’s eye-opening: “Mr. Watson, come here - I … Continue reading The first phone call
I don't really like to brag about my professional accomplishments; it can seem tacky. However . . .
Sometimes, while listening to music or an audio book via Bluetooth headphones, I'll walk away from my phone, often traveling several rooms away, or even outside, and the music or book will continue to play just as clear as if I were sitting next to it, the signal obviously carrying that distance just fine. However, … Continue reading Anti-Bluetooth Body
Perhaps I’m alone, but I am very thankful that Abraham Lincoln's seminal speech at Gettysburg did not have to be delivered remotely.
I saw an article headline that said, “A ton of people are experiencing issues with their iPhone.”
I would, again, like to see what the "Evangelical" Christian population has been searching for recently. I’m guessing (all in fun) at least some of the following would be included. We are still a curious bunch.
In 2007, Steve Jobs walked onto a stage in San Francisco, California and introduced us to a revolutionary device known as the iPhone.
A (surprisingly food-heavy) roundup of second-rate thoughts from a first-rate week.