Improving my Posture at Home

For a couple years now I’ve been doing most of my computing at our Norden Ikea table here in the living room of the cabin. Sitting on a hard wooden chair (better now that my loving Sister V! gave us all fitted, personalized pads for our chairs) and hunched over the laptop. Working on client … Read more

Just How Disgusting Can a Keyboard Get?

I’ve learned an interesting lesson. HP Elitebook keyboards work just fine, but the spaces between the keys sure are a magnet for less than appetizing gunk. Consider the keyboard when purchasing a new computer. To mitigate this situation I have in the past purchased silly putty – just pressing it hard on the spaces between … Read more

Kludgy USB Cable

The other day Donna pointed out that once again, the summer season represented the time when I go more than a month between blog posts. It seems this is usually the time of year when we combine a trip south with activities that just don’t feel quite as blogworthy. And as such, here’s a quick … Read more

Faulty Lithium Batteries

So I was cleaning out our bedroom the other day, and happened to find underneath some components, a cheap Android tablet I purchased a year or two ago for Donna to try out (and maybe for Kenny to favour over the iPad or netbook).  It had gradually been getting flakier and flakier, and I knew … Read more

Internet on the Homestead – AT&T Mifi vs. Motorola Canopy via TBayTel

In as much as we are choosing simplicity (or at least, professing to), we are part of a generation that would find life without internet access to be a bit too primitive and limiting to stomach. Like any other tool, the internet has the capability to do as much harm as benefit.  One can easily … Read more

High-Tech Changes

So, now that the property has been purchased, I have already been working towards the (hopefully not very) dramatic change in lifestyle. One thing that I thought I had already done a fair job of was downsizing our gadgets but there certainly was room for improvement! Thank goodness for Kijiji! I was very surprised as … Read more