Category Archives: Personal experiences

Apple’s quality is legendary

With apple, one is never sure if it is a cool feature too cool to be understood by mortals or just another bug. While the world is distracted by breaches in iOS 9, the rest of us are facing daily … Continue reading

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If you don’t want me to reply do not email me

One of life’s little annoyances are the no-reply email addresses vendors like to use to send their communications. When you are writing to me to ell me about a change you’ve made or about a problem with my order I … Continue reading

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Ordinateurs sans frontières

We are 100 years from the War To End All Wars and the ripples of this global tragedy still echo down through the century into our lives today. The boundaries drawn in 1919 as arbitrary lines on paper shaped all … Continue reading

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Rotten Burroughs

To be a civil servant in 7th century China one had to pass The Imperial  Examination. This exam was designed to identify which candidates had achieved the required academic and level and to determine who had the temperament and dedication … Continue reading

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Responsible tech

Not a day goes by, it seems, without some new civil liberties issue being raised about the security of our data. Hacking of credit card numbers is a global industry. Theft of copyrighted media is a worldwide pandemic. Scammers destroy … Continue reading

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