Electrical Outlet

Electrical Outlet

Looking for suggestions for travel sites you like

I get to have some fun this weekend.

My brother-in-law, Gary Walters, is a professional musician based in Indianapolis. He often tours with Carrie Newcomer; he also is in a jazz ensemble, and teaches piano at Butler. (And he’s a really cool guy.)

When the Droid diode flashes: inconveniently discharged

So I get home for lunch and I notice my brand-new Motorola Droid is flashing a little red diode at me.

It says my battery has only 5 percent charge remaining.

Right on the money: A legacy created by example


I’ve been thinking about my dad a lot lately.

Department of Redundancy Department seeks backup suggestions

I could use a little help. And so could some others, I bet.

I’m already a believer in backing up computer files. My pictures, for instance. I have all my digital image files in at least three different places. All my music, too. (Although I do need to move one external drive out of my house, like to a drawer at work.)

Have your say: Technology and you

Now we know what my mom says is the most significant technological advance in her lifetime: the washing machine.

Dads: What do you really want for Father's Day?

I have observed the births of two human beings, and so I know that it's the mom who does the work, then and much of the time thereafter.

Technological advances? It's all relative

Several times a year, I take my mom to Indianapolis.

We talk about Dad and marvel at the things he did, how hard he worked and what a great guy he was. (There they are in the picture below. Dad died in 2007.) We talk about current events, about politics, about history, books, movies.

Have your say

Which side of the fence are you on: Mac or PC?

(Or Linux/other?)

And why?

Upgrading computers is a treat

Truth is, I didn’t need the laptop.

But I lowballed an offer on eBay and the guy said yes and next thing you know, I’ve got a tablet PC. A Pentium III, for goodness sake.

First few days with the Motorola Droid

I’ve been putting my new Motorola Droid through its paces, and thought I would share some first impressions.