Electrical Outlet (May 2010)

Electrical Outlet (May 2010)

The slightly misinformed GPS unit

Hope everyone is having a good holiday weekend. I’ve been lucky enough to see my mom, three of my brothers, one of my sisters, several nieces and nephews and my siblings’ spouses. There was a grill going and any number of coolers and even one of those inflatable bounce houses. I got to play some guitar with my older brother and a friend of his.

Dance, magic fingers, dance -- after the drive

I love texting.

It’s quick and quiet. It’s reliable.

All my bags are (mentally) packed

Laser-pointer/pen/flash drive? Yes! Can you fit a camera in there?

I bought my first computer in 1994: a Packard Bell with an Intel 486 chip. I paid extra for 8 MB of RAM rather than the standard 4, and some obscene amount for an extra hard drive, which I found later was “installed” by taping it to the chassis and power supply.