The Searchers

“Although the Internet could be making all of us smarter, it makes many of us stupider, because it’s not just a magnet for the curious. It’s a sinkhole for the gullible. It renders everyone an instant expert. You have a degree? Well, I did a Google search!” ― Frank Bruni If you clicked into this narrative hoping…

2015 Resolutions. No, Not Mine.

“Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits.” – Anonymous Many years ago I learned the pointlessness of setting New Years resolutions for myself.  Eat healthier, sleep better, be nicer to people, actually show up at that gym I joined…..yeah, not so much. Instead, in keeping with what…

Things That Make My Head Go “Boom”

“It’s morally wrong to allow a sucker to keep his money.” – W.C. Fields I was out running some errands on a recent Sunday morning.  As is normal, Mrs. Lawrence was along as co-pilot, navigator, and the “wealth of all knowledge“.  As we drove north on a major highway, the only major highway through the…

Searches & Scammers & Money……Oh My!

“My computer never has bugs. It just develops random features.” – Anon I am a huge proponent of free stuff on the internet, and use many free pieces of software to debug, repair, clean and tune customers’ computers.  I’m also an advocate of education & self reliance when it comes to personal computer ownership and…

My Dickensesque Existence

“Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.” – Charles Dickens (1812-1870) The voices in my head are at it again.  This time, it’s an internal struggle in an attempt to answer the question of whether or not I…

Mining My Data? Good Luck With That.

“Of all the sites, on all the web, I had to click on his” – Homer Simpson      Ever wonder why, when you’ve finished some on-line window shopping, or making actual purchases, you’re suddenly seeing very similar ads on your Facebook or Google pages? Data mining. It’s all the rage. In non-techno-babble terms, data…

Email…..& Canned Meat(?) Products

“Studies have found that forwarding emails can end friendships and ruin relationships. Failure to help spread the word, by forwarding this to at least 10 friends, will cause you bad luck and ill will in the coming days.” – Anon Every now and then, we have to break the news to a customer that their…