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Friday. A ‘check in’.

Since it’s been a while, I thought I would post a little something.. but as I sit here, I’m still not sure what that’s going to be.

* It has been my habit to post a ‘fun video’ on Fridays.
And I probably would have, had it not occurred to me that yesterday was the anniversary of the 9/11 attack.
And a video of goofballs proving Darwin’s theory, or monkeys throwing poo, seems inappropriate today.


These folks slept on the sidewalk to be one of the first to own…

* And we all know a new iPhone was announced this week.
And loyal readers should know by now what I think of iDevices, and that I couldn’t care less.
Of much more interest to me was the announcement the new Amazon phone was reduced to 99¢.
Like.. a month after it was announced (and priced at $200).

* Facebook.
I’ve nothing positive to say. Wean yourself from it, if you can.

* Firefox Beta 243 is out.
Seriously. Guys. Just fix the bugs, and call it a day. (And bug fixes don’t call for new version numbers..)

* I’m looking forward to the weekend. I hope you are too. Having something to look forward to is important for your mental ‘well-being’.

* And speaking of ‘well-being’, would the one person who answered my poll with “I feel none of those things” care to share how they do it? (You can leave a comment w/o a name.)

Be well

Today’s quote:No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ~ Aesop

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(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

September 12, 2014 - Posted by | advice, Apple, gadgets, iPhone, News, social networking, tech | , , ,


  1. Paul, In response to your question/comment with respect to ‘feeling none of those things’, I work a daily twelve step program and work at the practice of letting go. That means ‘letting go’, in a healthy way, of people, places and things. I have had the benefit of this program (AlAnon) for half of my 60 years and as I went down your list I was a bit amazed myself. As is often said as a meeting wraps up, ‘it works if you work it’.


    Comment by Anonymous | September 12, 2014 | Reply

    • Sir or Ms,
      Thank you for answering my question. And 30 years of 12-stepping is a long, long time.
      Llloonngg time.

      Over a year ago now, I ran across a “telesummit” series on Hale Dwoskin’s “Sedona Method” (of ‘letting go’), and it stuck with me, so I think I know the concept you’re referencing.

      My most effective (and instantaneous) method (to avoid those words) has been to deliberately avoid the “mass media”.. though a friend of mine argues good “time management” is his best method.

      .. But my man-in-the-street interviews (ahem) led me to expect “overwhelmed” to be the clear “winner” (and it was) but I expected more of a .. uh, landslide, as I think it’s the word I hear more people use than any other these past several years.


      Comment by techpaul | September 12, 2014 | Reply

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