Category: Miscellaneous

Rotten from the Core?

Along with many others, my late 2017 Apple MacBook Pro suffers from a problematic keyboard. While I have had the laptop since before Christmas last year, I haven’t used the keyboard very often, since it is usually connected to a large screen and external keyboard in the office. […]

Where the Magic Happens

The past two weeks have been the busiest of my year, and it has taken all the hours I have available in a day to get everything done. That’s what happens when multiple big projects go live at the same time – projects with tight timeframes that challenge […]

Ask, Seek, Knock

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7) I was reminded of the simple truth of this verse today. I had an idea in mind for a client for 2018, and for […]

Driving as Collaboration

In recent years I have trained four of my children to drive (sometime soon we’ll be at the halfway point: four down, seven to go). For a couple I was the near solo teacher; for others, additional friends and family have helped too (for which I was very […]

Here We Go Again

Four years, one month, 11 days ago I was here. Waiting late one Saturday night in the midst of a quiet corridor outside the theatres at the hospital, sitting in an otherwise empty waiting room as one of my sons had his appendix removed. That operation took two […]

When Death Rushes Up

This is not a good way to greet the morning. Some words of tribute from afar … When death rushes up, We meet it as we are. For some it comes swiftly, from the metal of a car. For others the knife wounds, from the assailant himself. For […]

Laptops in Checked-In Luggage

It’s a common question: Can I pack my laptop in checked-in luggage? The general consensus is “no.” To wit: There’s nothing saying you can’t, however, I definitely wouldn’t pack my laptop in my checked luggage (especially if it was a decently nice or really nice one). Have you […]