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Motorbike stolen; answers to “Thumper”

On April Fool’s Day, I noticed the disappearance of my beloved bike, a 1989 Honda GB500 TT (Tourist Trophy) that I’d bought used in 1998. I had seen it the night before, parked as usual parallel to the curb outside … Continue reading

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At last: a decent, simple vector graphics tool

I’ve long whined about the lack of simple drawing tools, blaming Adobe for vacuuming up all the simple tools so that we might all buy its Illustrator offering — a piece of software I will never learn to use. Google’s … Continue reading

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An iPhone grumble grumble (ok, two)

What happened to the nifty link between addresses in my Google Calendar and the Google Maps app on my iPhone? Once upon a time, I’d fill in the location data for an appointment on the Web. Easy. Then I’d look … Continue reading

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Remembering the Milk (again)

Over the years, I’ve tried many to-do list tools, from lightweight ones that emulate Post-Its to more intricate, project-managementy ones. (In fact, Blogger started as Pyra, a nifty group project tracking tool.) None really stuck. One I liked a lot … Continue reading

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Avast, a new platform!

I’m a bit early for Talk Like a Pirate Day (not till Sept. 19), but I’m that happy. My site vanished mysteriously a month or so ago. After hunting all around for how to rescue and re-create it, I’ve decided … Continue reading

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