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Chromebook Midterm: Incomplete

I can’t work like this, which is why I haven’t. Yes, I’ve been remiss in updating this blog for some time now, and for that I apologize. I have an excuse, though: I hate my computer!  Well, “hate” may be a … Continue reading

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New Kid in Town

On the way back home after a long weekend trip to a winter wonderland, we stopped and picked up the Samsung Chromebook that I finally purchased after my long and often tedious struggle with second-hand technology. I almost waited for Christmas to … Continue reading

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I Surrender…Sort Of…

I tried…Lord knows I tried. No one can say otherwise. I did not want to buy a new computer. I was perfectly happy with my second-hand, six-year-old MacBook, until its logic board bit the dust. Before that, I had been … Continue reading

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Test Case, Part 1

 After -what has it been now, two weeks? Close to three?- of trying to use a Lenovo K1 tablet like a laptop computer and a ten-year-old Dell Latitude laptop as a “desk” or home machine, I am both encouraged and … Continue reading

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Thrift-tech: The DIY Version

Meanwhile, as I fume and rant about our shallow, materialistic society, I have to both address my family’s need for suitable technology and confront my own desire for shiny things. The latter is arguably more mutable, whereas there is only so … Continue reading

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Thrift Shopping…and Technology?

I’ve made much recently of the economic, environmental, and social benefits of thrift shopping, and I still firmly believe in all of them. However, as with any human endeavor, there is a downside: hidden costs, unintended consequences, and immutable constraints … Continue reading

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