Tag: technology

Technology Excitement

I’m not one to rush out and buy the latest technology release. I upgrade my phone regularly, but generally at the end of my three year contract. (Before switching to an iPhone, I had a Nokia for at least 7 years. I loved that phone.) I’m typing this post on a four year old MacBook, purchased only because my previous one…

Ain’t Technology Grand

I’m of an age that I remember when our school first got a computer and how exciting it was.  I remember using a disk (that actually was floppy) to boot up a computer. I remember when cell phones came in bags.   I also remember when people were away from where you were, you most likely wrote a letter or…

I Want My MTV

First of all, I should say this is not a reflection on anyone who works in a customer service call centre. It is not a job I envy or think I could do. I would more than likely tell someone where to stick their problems within the first couple hours of the day. It is though a reflection of my…

Daily Prompt: Connectivity Issues

When I read today’s Daily Prompt: “You’re at the airport, your flight is delayed for six more hours, and none of your electronic devices is working. How do you pass the time?” I thought: “That’s easy; I’m a knitter.” I always almost always pack enough yarn for 6 days, let alone 6 hours. Travel for me normally involves a 1.5 hour…

A Portal to the DFO Dimension

About a year ago, a portal creaked open and the fishing industry got a peak into the DFO licensing dimension.  It was frightening and it only got more so as the days went along. First, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is clear that the National Online Licensing System isn’t, well, a system or a program.  It’s a “portal” into…

My week on the road

It’s been another wet and windy day here, which is better than the freezing rain that seems to be hitting other parts of the county and the province.  It’s been a while since I’ve been home for a storm.  It’s much nicer to be here than on the road.  We had a major blizzard on Wednesday; so much so that…