Electrical Outlet

Electrical Outlet

On the road to find out, again

I’m getting ready to head south for a few days.

Not bad; not bad at all

There really wasn’t much question.

I went for the wifi. And was pleasantly surprised in every way.

On the road to find out

Boy, it's dusty in here. Guess I haven't been around for a while.

I'm headed out of town for a day, and I’ve been verklempt about hotels.

Brandon Dohman: Why I choose the HTC Incredible


Please welcome guest blogger Brandon Dohman, whom many in Champaign-Urbana already know as an expert on many areas of information technology (see bio below):

Forget? Me? Not since I got this app

I would like to tell you the things I’ve forgotten this morning.

That would be a neat trick, wouldn’t it?

I’d like to say I have a good reason for it, but it might just be I don’t pay close enough attention.

If you don't use social media, you'll miss something

I hear from friends who are not on Facebook that they don’t have the time for it. They don’t see the purpose. They don’t want to be that connected. They don’t want everyone to see pictures of their kids.

They’re right. For them, Facebook isn’t the thing.

Persistence pays off, eventually - sometimes


Things are rarely as easy as you think they will be.

You have a little project – let’s say, changing a light fixture – and before you know it, you’ve been to the hardware store three times.

Seems to be the same with computers these days.

Pandora to the rescue

I made a one-day trip this weekend to northern Illinois.

I wasn’t sure whether I’d come back the same day, so I packed a bag just in case.

And my very favorite gadget is...


Yes, that _is_ a 32-gigabyte flash drive in my pocket.

And I am glad to see you.

My favorite things, number 2: perfectly in tune

Many decades ago, my college roommate and I taught ourselves how to play guitar because we wanted to expand our musical horizons.*