Category: Techie Trivialities

Computer and technical things that happen in my Life

One Reason to Love Ubuntu

A lot of my co-workers don’t understand why I loathe Windows (or anything Microsoft) so much. Nor would they “get” why the news today that the faculty are getting new laptop computers running Windows 7 to replace our desktop computers made me bang my head on the desk. Several times. My current desktop computer is …

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The “What Tarot Card Are You” Quiz

Kandice Seeber at Coloraddiction pointed me to the “What Tarot Card Are You?” quiz online. I can’t say the result surprised me at all — that’s always been the Major Arcana card I’m most drawn to, and the “make or break” card when it comes to whether I’ll like a particular deck or not. You …

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Catching Up Is Hard To Do

So I go away for three and a half days with highly limited computer access (just a brief chance on Friday to check email). I come back to over a hundred personal emails, not quite that many work emails, various and sundry forum postings at the Glass Haven, bunches of Tweets, and over 350 things …

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Major Karma Points…

…I haz earned dem today. Since my lovely colleague showed up to attend the state curriculum meeting, I was free to be Dee’s flunky and go-fer for the morning. The conference registrar was not there by registration time (second time in three years this has happened), so I was handling as much as I could …

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Drive-By Post

Quick drive-by post before I head out to Augusta hoping to beat the afternoon rush-hour traffic.? It’s going to be tight.? The state curriculum meeting starts at 9 a.m., the CCSC conference at 1 p.m., and the programming contest, god help me, at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.? After spending the last 1.5 hours listening to …

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Using Social Media

It all started with my original blog at LiveJournal, which was to be the mis-adventures of a mid-40’s divorced woman. Since I met DH almost immediately, that went by the wayside, and the blog eventually moved here when I set up Art of the Firebird and became a general-purpose blog. Then I discovered Del.icio.us and …

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I do not forget

Seven years ago to the moment, I was sitting on the floor in a crowded TV lounge in the GPC Student Center with dozens of fellow faculty and students, watching in horror as the news replayed video of the World Trade Center towers burning and collapsing, of the gaping and burning hole in the Pentagon, …

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How I Do It

Not too long ago, Twiggy, one of my fellow lampworking-forum members, said to me: I don’t know how you keep all your online stuff up to date, run a forum and actually get to melt any glass. As I told her: Ha ha ha. The secret is I DON’T do it all as well as …

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Google Maps Screws Up; Bigots Come Out of the Woodwork

With the Russian invasion of Georgia (the one on the Eurasian continent, not the one on the North American continent), and Google Maps’ colossal blunder in locating the correct Georgia, we once again are going to be subjected to comments such as these. From Mark O’Neill, contributing writer at Geeks Are Sexy: you?ve probably still …

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Another unusual romantic gift!

Once again DH comes through with an idiosyncratically perfect romantic gift for Valentine’s Day: Seriously — it is! ? Over Christmas break the techno-idiots in our IT department at school managed to totally mung up my computer, meaning it took most of two days to fix it back to where it needed to be.? This …

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