Change for the Sake of Change

Jul 28, 2011 Author Guy

So I got the new version of WordPress. Once again, I have to retrain myself to find where to click to get the things I use. It slows me down and is annoying as hell.

The new dashboard looks very different and its not really better for me. Now there is no short, fast click to take me to the text editor so I can write a new post. Sure, you can do the mini post – but they don’t let you assign your post to any categories. So that is useless.

Next time the smart people decide to make changes, how about having a good, useful purpose in mind instead of just changing things for the sake of change?

Postage

May 18, 2011 Author Guy

Found a bunch of stamps stuck in the back of a drawer and I don’t know if they are any good or not. I know they didn’t expire. I mean I don’t know how much it costs to mail a letter these days. The price is always going up and I hardly ever mail anything. So if these stamps are the current value I’ll need to go buy some penny stamps or whatever to make up the difference. What a drag that is.

Kindle Me

Feb 24, 2011 Author Guy

Everyone wants a Kindle so they can read books on a tablet instead of buying a real book. I don’t know if that is fair to all the book authors and publishing companies. Are the right people making money on these Kindles or are people getting ripped off like Napster did to the music business?

I hear the Kindle sells for about $120. That is the cheapest version, the small one, in only black and white. I want one in color, so I guess I have to wait until the price comes down a little – hopefully later this year.

SSN SOS

Sep 30, 2010 Author Guy

From the October 2009 issue of Reader’s Digest.

As if we needed another reason to worry about identity theft: Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered it’s fairly easy to guess the first six digits of a person’s Social Security number if you know the birth date hometown. That’s because there are chronological and geographical patterns to the numbers.

The Social Security Administration is working on a method to generate randomized numbers. But what to do in the meantime? Don’t carry your SS card in your wallet, don’t write your number on a check and don’t give our your number – or any other identifying information, like your birth date – unless it’s absolutely necessary.

Good information to know and to pass around to friends and family.

 

Flu Shots Again

Sep 27, 2010 Author Guy

This year I am going to try and get the flu shot that everyone is so happy with these past few years. I don’t like needles, which has prevented me from getting the flu shot in the past, but I’m tired of spending at least a week each winter with the flu. It really sucks getting the flu each year, it knocks me down for at least a week and I end up missing a chunk of work that is really hard to make up and get back in control when I finally get back to my desk.

I’m gonna call my doctor and make an appointment during my lunch break tomorrow and get the job done and over with.