I’ve been reminded that today, August 14, is the feast day of St. Maximilian Kolbe. St. Maximilian Kolbe is probably best known for having given up his life to take the place of a fellow prisoner at Auschwitz, where he was martyred on this day in 1941. Perhaps less well known is that, prior to … Continue reading SP3RN
If you use Virgin Mobile — or any prepaid phone service — and your internet connection suddenly stops working, a quick first question to ask yourself is: When was the last time I topped up? I waited over two hours to ask myself that question this morning. My apologies to those whose messages I missed.
I’m happy to say my first experiences with Uber were positive. My first ride was yesterday. I had just dropped my car off at a repair shop, so I requested a ride home. The driver was courteous, neatly dressed, and drove a meticulously clean Hyundai Santa Fe. My second ride was today, from my office … Continue reading Uber first experiences
Are you an Uber user? I’m considering using Uber for the first time tomorrow. I understand there are referral codes that allow existing users to earn a free ride by referring a new user, who also gets a free ride. If you see this message and would like to share your referral code with me, … Continue reading Uber referral code?
Several months ago, while traveling through the south of France, I wrote a brief post expressing my pleasant surprise — indeed, my patriotic pride — at seeing something — anything — made in the USA. A few weeks ago, I was surprised again to see another item made in the USA when I least expected … Continue reading Made in the USA
We had pleasant weather during our stay in France, but it looks like we may have left in the nick of time. (Article in French.)
Neige : l’Hérault, le Gard, l’Aude et les P.-O. en vigilance orange – http://www.midilibre.fr/2015/02/02/la-neige-s-invite-dans-tout-le-languedoc-roussillon-ce-mardi,1119452.php
I managed to get out of bed this morning in time for an early hike before work. It’s one of those few beautiful weeks we see every spring in Phoenix. The sun is up early enough to start a hike at 5:30 am, but it’s not too hot outside. Today was gorgeous. There was no discernible wind, and yet the air was clear. The brown cloud that normally covers the city during the week was nowhere to be seen.
Several months ago I bought a 2 GB RAM upgrade for my Mac mini. Admittedly it was a total impulse buy. I saw the price, thought it was a bargain, and snagged it. After the new memory arrived, I finally decided to look into how to install it. That may have been a mistake. It … Continue reading Upgrading memory on the Mac mini