Pot Calling out The Kettle: tRumpf and Amazon

The guy who bragged that not paying taxes was “smart” attacks Amazon for not paying their fair share?! Didn’t he just sign a bill into law designed to lower the taxes of large businesses and billionaires? Oh, right, besides his poor memory skills, such things only apply to whatever he watches that morning on “Fox & Friends.” Also, Amazon’s use of the USPS is probably … Continue reading Pot Calling out The Kettle: tRumpf and Amazon

Tools to Fix Broken Audio Port

Dealing with Broken Tech-Ed Stuff (Again)

As I’ve said before, nothing tests the reliability and toughness of equipment (and people) like being subjected to the daily use by 4- to 11-year-olds. It gives new (literal) meaning to the words “wear and tear.” Thus, my hearty group of learners have vanquished with almost no effort over a dozen styluses that were designed to be used by the military. More recently they have … Continue reading Dealing with Broken Tech-Ed Stuff (Again)

Is Cyber-Monday Still A Thing?

I don’t know if you’re more motivated to shop because of all the noise on TV and made by annoying friends with blogs (sorry about that)… but I know that I have to stop myself sometimes because there are things that I’ve been thinking of getting for myself or as gifts that I put put off that suddenly becomes very important this time of year. Consumerism … Continue reading Is Cyber-Monday Still A Thing?

Reminder For Those Shopping From Home

Hope y’all are enjoying Black Friday from the comfort of your home. Just a reminder for those of you doing your holiday shopping at Amazon.com, if you’d kindly begin your search with one of the links below it’ll help moi while I continue my “Next Chapter” of my career. Besides my good friend, Tom Lucas’ latest book, this list was inspired by podcasters or those … Continue reading Reminder For Those Shopping From Home

Helpin’ a Brother Out

Recent events have reminded me of the John Lennon quote, “Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” I came out to Florida in 2008 because it was an opportunity to put all the things I’d learned at that point into practice and to step up my potential teaching influence. Now I’ve been given another opportunity to consider where next to share this … Continue reading Helpin’ a Brother Out

In the News: Newspapers/Magazines on the iPad, Part 2

So when we last left our hero, I was looking for the best way to consume my daily news via my iPad… I had discovered that the Amazon kindle edition of the Los Angeles Times was much improved from earlier versions. My guess is that earlier versions, because of limitations of the kindle itself, were black and white images only and attempted to mimic the … Continue reading In the News: Newspapers/Magazines on the iPad, Part 2

Newspaper forest green by NS Newsflash/Jon S

In The News: Newspapers/Magazines on the iPad, Part 1

I have memories of my father spending every morning of his life reading the LA Times, weekdays and weekends. He was up at the crack of dawn and gone before we invaded the kitchen most mornings, but the evidence of his presence was there in the refolded sections of the newspaper. In later years I tried to emulate the morning newspaper practice but my mornings … Continue reading In The News: Newspapers/Magazines on the iPad, Part 1