AKA Bruce’s Guide to the Evolution of Technology and His Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, Part Three* With Guest Co-Author, Professor David E. Weber The Evolution of Technology series continues with the drive-in movie, which was a rite-of-passage for so many teens back in the … [Read more...] about Evolution of Technology – Drive-In Movies
I've come to believe there are genuine differences between a blog, column, an article, and an essay. I've only been writing for a few years and before that it was just business letters and before that it was essays for school. Now all I hear about is blog, blog, blog. I've read nothing about … [Read more...] about Blog, Blog, Blog – What is a Blog, Anyway?
Free wireless internet, aka Wi-Fi, is the miracle tool for every mom and dad that has to wait around for their kid, at soccer practice, at their music lesson, another school activity, etc., when there's no time to go home, the location is out-of-the-way, and we parents have 45 minutes or so to … [Read more...] about Free Wi-Fi Helps Parents Use Their Time Efficiently
My wife and I went shopping the other day and I asked my wife to check the hours of a store she wanted us to go to, on her smart phone*. She said, “I don’t have the number.” I said, “Just find it on your phone.” She said, “How?” I nearly got in an accident! Here, I thought I was still a bit … [Read more...] about You’ve Got a Smart Phone, Now USE IT!
AKA Bruce's Guide to the Evolution of Technology and His Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, Part Two* With Guest Co-Author, Professor David E. Weber The Evolution of Technology series continues with the record store and vinyl records, aka lps, records. Going to the record store now … [Read more...] about Evolution of Technology – Vinyl Records
AKA Bruce's Guide to the Evolution of Technology and His Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, Part One* I so vividly remember my first portable radio. It had such an exotic name for the day - a transistor radio! For many of us, this changed our lives. Portable music. … [Read more...] about Evolution of Technology – The Transistor Radio
Bruce's original hand-written New Year's Tech Resolutions I think it's only appropriate to make some New Year's Tech Resolutions. This will be my first set of specifically "Tech Resolutions," so we can easily go back next year and see how well I did. I will have no excuses! I'm a very … [Read more...] about My New Year’s Tech Resolutions
It’s taken me a while to understand how printers work. See, it's a scam. That is why they’re always on sale. You can always get one “included” in a package deal when you buy a computer. The printer cartridges are always included. Many of them now claim that they’ve improved the printing quality … [Read more...] about I Have to Change My Printer Cartridges AGAIN
The wonder of effective communication hit me powerfully the other day. I was sitting in the lodge at Mammoth Mountain, my ski resort in Southern California, early in the morning before the lifts had opened. My wife was eating breakfast, I was drinking coffee, and I wanted to check on a dear friend … [Read more...] about Typewriters to Texting
I was thinking about exercising my brain. Some may call it "brain games," but I'm basically referring to using my brain in an active manner. While I tend to write the BTT rants and other lighter fare, there is the occasional time that something serious is on my mind, though my wife would argue … [Read more...] about Exercising Your Brain