Category Archives: And the Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth

Overweight vs. Stupid

Today someone told me that the correct term for an application that you download on a computer* was “thick client” versus the “fat client”. I said that this didn’t seem fair to the application. After all, the application could go … Continue reading

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Humble

I have to install the newest version of ARIS. Well, to be honest, I have been trying to do this since August, but today I got further along that I have in months. Well, except for that early install that … Continue reading

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If there is anything more annoying

In a piece of software that you know very, very well – or at least knew before the upgrade . . . (have certifications in, even) Than carefully hunting down the help file that tells you what you need to … Continue reading

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10 Hours

Is how long I slept last night. This is all the blog you are going to get today – sorry.

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Monday Miscellany

The Minion Edition. . . . I have a minion this week. No, really. A minion of my very own! He’s like me, only taller and with fewer shoes. He has been apprised of all of Mr. California’s jobs (chief … Continue reading

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Ugly Duckling

I realized long ago that I was never going to be a great beauty. What I could be was neat, well groomed and polished. Please don’t misunderstand this statement. It isn’t some backward attempt at eliciting sympathy or compliments. I … Continue reading

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Woe Betide

I hate those magazine spreads, the bits on the news, the random newspaper article you read at the airport, describing how we are getting dumber and our attention spans are shrinking and the next generation will no longer have working … Continue reading

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Permanent Garbage Day

In times past, the city would send out a flyer with your garbage days on it. “Well, it was Tuesday last week, but the moon is waxing and there was a holiday three weeks ago, and if I carry the … Continue reading

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Sweet Caroline

I have things to do. I feel like I should tell you this because it’s been a bit of a train wreck of a day and I haven’t gotten half of the things I wanted to get done, done. I … Continue reading

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Woman

I have an email in my inbox from an old high school friend that I’m not answering yet. The email is asking about IT jobs – specifically about programming jobs. Now, I’m not actually a developer or a software engineer … Continue reading

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