Don’t Forget to Smile


I’ve already outlined earlier how last year was a really hard year for me and my family. However, Google Photos reminded me the other day that 2017 was also a year of smiles, partially due to some wonderful friends we had and some much needed breaks along the way.

As 2018 gets into full gear now, don’t forget to smile. You might be surprised at how a small thing can make a big difference.



As I start to write this, it’s the day after Christmas and I’m doing so from the third home that my family has lived in over the course of a year. I realize that for some people this could be considered standard fare, but this year has been far from that. Continue reading “Arrival…”


The Joys of Home Ownership

Me: Wow! I’ve been selling a lot of stuff we don’t want to take with us. This should nicely cover our hotel travel and maybe a few meals…

Dryer: Perfect timing! I’ve been wanting to eat up some cash for a while now, so let me go ahead and bust my heater coil for you now. [:: slurp ::]

Me: Well, at least I can get a few burritos for the family now… [:: sigh ::]

Continue reading “The Joys of Home Ownership”

Geekery, Life

Technical Note / Rant: Keep Core App Functionality Consistent

We’re moving into a time when most apps need to run on multiple platforms in order to be impactful and effective. I’m working from a MacBook Pro, but will often do quick followups on issues from my iPhone, or even from my Android tablet if I’m really in a bind. Sometimes I just need to borrow a web browser really quick to make sure that a certain task was completed. One of the key things to this however is to have consistent functionality across these platforms. Case in point, the current state of Microsoft Outlook. Continue reading “Technical Note / Rant: Keep Core App Functionality Consistent”