<div> Not everything that is faced can be changed,but nothing can be changed until it is faced.-Lucille BallGoogle is celebrating Lucille Ball's 100th birthday today: http://www.google.com/ </div> . . .
For decades, most of us "elders" have come along with the tech revolution every step of the way. Remember when 200 megabytes was a huge amount of storage? Those huge CPU towers? DOS?If you're too young to remember those days, you might find a look at "the old days" interesting and maybe even a . . .
Sad signs like this are appearing all over the country.The world of books and literature is changing and we'll be the worse for it, I think.A lot of ingredients in this mix. It's complicated. Let me wander aimlessly around this territory for a bit.The internet. I love the web. I do. But its . . .
I know many women my age don't like online dating, but I loved it.Every new date was an adventure and even the bad experiences were so wildly bad that all I could do was laugh. I met people I might not ordinarily have met and in general, it was great fun.You've probably heard the ubiquitous . . .
I am the proud owner of a brand new, IMac with a monitor bigger than the TV in my bedroom. And way bigger than my MacBook Pro.As I write this, the new Mac's at the Apple store in Los Gatos, along with my backup drives. Apple folks are actually transferring all of my data for me and when I pick it . . .
While I'm asking questions this week, here's another one.When did our name begin with this symbol: @?My mother did not name me @Carol.My dog is not @Riley.My friends are not @Patrick, @Marilyn, @ Joanne.And they are barely @ home.I do not shop at @Trader Joe's.What a silly affectation.One with which . . .
I live in a place where slide rule tie clasps are consideredworthy museum pieces.I admit it.And maybe I'm just a little bit proud of it.Because Silicon Valley has always rocked in its owngeeky way and still does.When several Floridians asked me last month if Silicon Valley had gone bust,I was taken . . .
Have you decorated your Christmas tree yet? Many families get their tree Thanksgiving weekend, pull out the decorations and have at it.Whether you've decorated it or not, kids of all ages can have fun decorating this online tree.Just click on the ornaments, gifts, stockings and mantle decorations to . . .
Staring down into the big empty tub of my brand new Whirlpool washer, I am hugely intimidated. It's empty because there is no agitator. Recognizing the confusion that would ensue among women of my generation, there are numerous instructional materials to which I can refer. Including these nicely . . .
Facebook is ubiquitous in just about all age groups and I'm fascinated with the different ways people use it. Here are a few of my favorites:First, there are The Lurkers/Peeping Toms. People who completely protect their identity and their posts from public view, but who spend an inordinate amount . . .