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My Relationship With Google

April 11, 2013 by


So this year I decided to transition to using Google calendar. I have a grown-up phone now and I really wanted to be able to check my calendar when I wasn’t on my couch. (Yes, it happens. Shut up.) I’ve had a Google calendar for while but up until this point it’s only had the […]

Help Me Save the Infant Laptop

November 5, 2012 by


This morning I was going to write something clever, or maybe even funny, or at the very least less incoherent and probably less about ducks. I was going to raise the bar. As the bar is on the floor after the last couple of weeks of fever posts I thought this would not be hard. […]

Apple Nerds Rejoice for Waldo Has Been Found and the Deep Fried Mars Bar is No More

May 16, 2012 by


I spent yesterday flummoxing Apple geeks*. Which is a bit of fun. I recommend it if you’ve got an afternoon free and a way for taking your computers off the deep end. I told them what was going on and they were following along right up until I said, And then it said the hard […]

No One Expects the Spanish Inquisition. Or Satan.

May 15, 2012 by


My laptop just kernel panicked itself to death. Which is a really great way to start your day, let me tell you. This is a lesson to us all. Never become complacent. To reinforce this lesson for the rest of you I am going to leave this here:    

Nothing to See Here. Moving Right Along.

April 4, 2012 by


I am having a problem with sucking. Much sucking today. And yesterday. Yesterday was awful. I wrote some things but I’m pretty sure they were dreadful. I don’t really want to look at them, I’m afraid I’ll be ashamed of myself. Editing never works when I’m in this mood because everything I’ve ever written seems […]

The Death and Rebirth of my Life/Work/Writing/Soul/Addiction

March 20, 2012 by


Okay, today, today I love Apple. I think they are brilliant and wondrous and shiny. Which is a big step up from yesterday where I wanted to hit them with something heavy. There’s a lesson here — the highs are never quite as atmospheric until you’ve crawled through the gutter. Or something. Cause see yesterday, […]

I Might Have Accidentally Sold My Soul, But That Doesn’t Mean There’s No Room to Negotiate

January 9, 2012 by


It is like the ninth day of the year and I am already behind. This is ridiculous. (Certain people have said that in fact I am ridiculous and that ‘behind’ is a word I have created to define my own ludicrous theories about where I should be. It’s not that I disagree per se. I […]

Watch the Sky

January 6, 2012 by


I spent yesterday rebuilding my laptop again. Which somehow means that I’m going to be working this weekend so that I’m ready to go back to work on Monday. There’s something wrong there… But while I’m banging my head against the wall, I offer you this video of gorgeousness because I’d much rather be staring […]

Two Steps Forward, Eight or Nine Steps Around the Mulberry Bush and a Couple Down the Rabbit Hole

December 7, 2011 by


There was a moment — and it was an awesome beautiful moment — when there were only four tabs open in my browser. And for that brief instant (okay, it was Wednesday, most of Wednesday) I thought I’d somehow gotten it together. That I was not in fact drowning, despite the whole ‘it’s December’ situation. […]

My Laptop and I Are Fighting Again

December 6, 2011 by


Me: Pan and I are fighting again. Claire: What does he want this time? Me: To drive me insane as far as I can tell. Paul S: It’s working. Me: Thanks. (sigh) At least you didn’t say I’m already insane. Which I thought was quite kind of them given they’d been hearing screaming and assorted […]