Introduction to Computing – 1

Computers are not mythical machines, full of loose electricity, held together by magic. They are simple, and you can easily learn about their use and operation. As a child, I always thought that my career would end up being “treasure hunter” after watching the Indiana Jones documentaries. In high school, after hearing the life-shattering news […]

Screen Protectors – Total Waste of Money

A screen protector is a sheet of plastic meant to keep the viewing area of a personal device free of anything that obstructs its view, such as scratches, the user’s fluids, 3rd-party fluids, and dirt. A screen protector is much more readily scratched than an ordinary screen, and also accumulates opaque air bubbles. A screen […]

Stranger Requests

A stranger approaches you and stares at you. They say nothing. You can only assume that they are not retarded. And so, you smile politely back, but it seems as though they want something. This kind of situation has never happened to me in real life, but happens with confusing frequency on social media sites. […]

Shake, Rattle, and Walk – Japan’s Earthquake

The oddest thing happened as we got back home to survey the damage, and were surprised that our surplus of objects on surfaces had survived and surmised that in addition to prayers helping us out, the greatest credit has to go to Japanese engineering.