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The Lands’ End science t-shirt I bought for my daughter ends up being a surprise hit

Lands’ End caused quite the stir this past summer over their science t-shirts. As part of their 2014 clothing line, they had a series of science themed shirts with diagrams showing the planets or detailed skeletons of dinosaurs. However, when a … Continue reading

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Living with the iPhone 6 Plus

Whenever someone sees me with my iPhone 6 Plus, I get the same three questions, right off the bat. First, some variant “Oh, is that the big one?” “Yes.” Then, with a smirk, they ask, “Does it fit in your … Continue reading

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Answered: How long does it take AT&T to ship an iPhone?

How long does it take AT&T to ship an iPhone? Nobody knows.  Not even AT&T, as it turns out. Since I am an early adopter without the patience to go standing in line at an Apple retail store, I decided … Continue reading

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Don’t throw out the box!

I admit it – I’m something of a hoarder. I’m alway saving those extra screws that come with “some assembly required” furniture or hanging on to old electronics cables on the theory that they might be useful some day. Most of … Continue reading

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On the Evolution of the House Fly

“Do you feel safe and protected?” I often ask this question to my wife when I have achieved some manly feat of heroism, like fixing a problem with her iPad. It’s a joke, referring back to prehistoric times when a … Continue reading

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An auto body shop that makes house calls

As I was walking back to my car Thursday evening in the Whole Foods parking lot, a person pulled up beside me and said, “Hey, do you want to fix that big dent in your bumper? I could take that … Continue reading

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How I finally got myself to exercise regularly

For most of my adult life, I have been able to get away without exercising. For many years I was able to walk to work, so I always had some physical activity. And I was blessed with a metabolism that … Continue reading

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A phantom zone for kids’ toys and artwork

“Jeremy, why is there a kid’s bath toy in the closet?” my wife asked me this morning. “I’m trying to get rid of it,” I answered. No further explanation needed. My wife knew exactly what I was up to. The item … Continue reading

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Shortcut: Getting a Mac to behave during presentations and conference calls

One of the best things about leaving the world of enterprise software for a small startup a few years ago was getting to use a Mac as my primary work machine. The interface is refreshingly modern, I can send and receive … Continue reading

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Parenting Milestone: Breaking out of a child’s irrational obsession

While my son’s 4th birthday crossed many traditional milestones, like trading in car seats for booster seats, I’m more excited about a much simpler one: he is now willing to eat breakfast with a different spoon. For the last several years, … Continue reading

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