I recently wrote a story about how the iPad was created to keep parents sane. it caused quite the crap-storm with some readers, but parents who read it, agreed with me wholeheartedly. It covered a variety of ways for parents to keep kids corralled in sticky situations. This post, however, is not the same, but [...]
Will the iPad change the world and how it uses computers? I wouldn’t go that far, but it’s very cool and we’ve enjoyed using it.
Alas, Google Voice’s voicemail transcriptions often miss the mark. “You’re bringing it like a letter in the bye bye colossal of alright,” one Google-transcribed voice mail message in my inbox reads. But who cares what the caller was trying to say — this stuff is poetry!
Back when I was growing up in the 1970′s, pumpkin carving was a fairly straight forward: you cut a hole at the top, scoop the guts out, carve two triangle eyes, a triangle nose and a toothy grin and you’re done. Now the Internet brings to my doorstep all manner of variations on the toothy triangle face: a Che Guevara-faced pumpkin and a naughty pumpkin, giant squids. There are all manner of puking pumpkins — an idea so obvious and funny that I’m ashamed that it never occurred to me. No surprise, then, that these pumpkin carving Mozarts leave earth bound mortals like myself end up feeling like Salieri by comparison.
Since my wife decided to stay at home almost five years ago after my bout with malignant melanoma, I’ve had the pleasure and privilege (really?) of driving my two older kids to school each morning. It’s a ritual I love because I get to spend that half-hour it takes us to drive the 12 miles [...]