10 days in a bus can still teach one a thing or two. Like how asphalt will tent in extreme heat, blocking the whole autobahn. Or how upsetting Norwegians find dealing with older German tourists who speak fondly of their time in Norway back in the 40’s (I’m sure some US GI’s have made the […]
Adventures of a touch typist
A scene from work: My boss comes over to talk to me, and I am typing something, and continue to do so as I look up at him to answer him. He stares in horrified fascination at my fingers accurately producing words on the screen without me looking, and finally can’t stand it any more […]
Added some links
So, if you scroll down a bit, there’s a list of stuff I read. I have a lot of this on RSS-feeds but decided to share here. Under the category “READ” are blogs and sites that are mostly for reading but may contain photos. Here be some good writing by friends – not necessarily opinions […]
Say to self: Change is good
When last I wrote… When the heck was that? Sheesh, a month ago. You know, a proper post with several paragraphs and stuff. Something that requires a cup of coffee to read – and write. (I bought the cup you see because it says “Beautiful Home”. Nice affirmation.) I am happily busy at work. That’s […]
Wordless Wednesday (Check out Norwegians in Bergen chasing Google‘s camera car)
Am I… old???
I first saw a computer in the 1970’s and my first job out of high school was for a manufacturer of so-called mini-machines: The size of a washing machine, with storage and memory measured in kilobytes, not megabytes, and running BASIC. Barely 10 years later, I was an expert with WordPerfect on an IBM PC, […]
I’m back on Twitter. And Facebook. I’m kafox9 on Twitter and kafox on Facebook. There. I am no longer a dinosaur. I am no longer hitting myself in the face with a hammer. I have decided I can’t beat them so I join them. And I owe it to these two ladies. Speaking of two […]
Threaten ’em with postage stamps
This year submitting the income tax forms was done entirely via computer. Forms were received via a web page, and submitted via a web page. A little too quickly on my part. (Next year I won’t try to be first.) I should have reacted at the print-out my bank gave me; it showed me owning […]
Before the lawnmower comes
I knew I had to rush out and take pictures of certain flowers before the first lawn mowing of the year. I mean, how awesome is this? “This” is what the Norwegians call “engkarse”. I have never heard its English name, but Wikipedia has. And contrary to what Wikipedia says, in Norway, children pick them […]
A bit of tech: URL shorteners
My reading takes me through various links and sublinks and cups of coffee, and has led me to some information and a wee moment of a-ha which I think is important enough to share. The information pertains to URL shorteners, the service offered by sites like TinyURL, MakeAShorterLink or budURL. These services are for those […]
Wanting to get things done
I’m kind of having a blast from the past these days. I remember reading time management books and a lot of other management books some 25 years ago when I was a lowly secretary. While other women’s hearts get all aflutter at the idea of a bouquet of red roses or a sweet note left […]
Instead of tweeting, I’ll blog
Once again I was lured into some Web 2.0 way of communicating with friends, and once again, it just doesn’t suit me. I am not interested in telling you the minutiae of my day. I have no gene for exhibitionism. I am speaking of Twitter: It gives me the opportunity to tell you I’m at […]
I now twit
Yeah, I joined the great unwashed, er, wordy and have a Twitter account. See sidebar at right. No, your other right. Thanks.
The fun of new software
You know how it is: You get a new toy, so you just have to try it out. I installed iLife and iWorks and set iLife to updating my iPhoto library (that thing has gotten pretty big!), and then tried the face recognition software which supposedly can label portraits for you more or less automatically. […]
Wordless Wednesday UPDATE: Because of the reactions in my comments, I thought it may help to see the original:
I got this information from the US embassy in Oslo. As of today (Jan. 12) there are new visa rules for Norwegians wanting to travel to the US. Basically, instead of having to shove what’s left of your last meal aside on your tiny little airplane table to fill out the green immigration form, you […]
Business time – Kiwi style
Flight of the Conchords (from New Zealand) play some wicked good disco guitar and ditto lyrics.
George Washington in Norway
Welcome to George Washington National Park, Norway. No photos yet, but there is talk of oil exploration. Read all about it here: Department Of The Exterior Opens U.S. National Park In Norway OK, so my title is misleading. So’s the article. 😉
Wordless Wednesday I’m sure you’ve seen the Google logo for the super collider already. I’m reposting because in one way, it is historical.
It’s been a somewhat nerdy Sunday. After successfully solving all the sudoku puzzles in a couple of newspapers, I then tackled the computer. Apple has upgraded and changed its online service “dot Mac” to “Mobile Me”. So I spent a little while this afternoon upgrading to a cloud. When that was done, Apple offered me […]