Being Prepared

On Friday, October 18th Redmond starts a two day disaster drill to test the systems we've readied to support the city of Redmond in case of a disaster. This has prompted me to write a paper on being prepared. Billions of people all over the world live their lives from day-to-day without electrical power to … Continue reading Being Prepared

Windows April Feature Update (1803)

It seems Microsoft thinks it's necessary to provide a "new and improved" version of Windows again. To this end, they have released Windows 10 version 1803. I have a half-dozen systems here running Windows 10 and all but one have successfully updated to 1803 on their own without issue. That's great. I also have a primary … Continue reading Windows April Feature Update (1803)

Solar Win for California and China

Great. Every new home in California will have solar panels. Too bad we didn't invest more heavily in the technology so American companies would be manufacturing the panels. Most will be built in China. Know an American company which does manufacture panels and roofing tiles? Tesla. https://www.tesla.com/solarroof I checked out the Google Project Sunroof site … Continue reading Solar Win for California and China

Seattle Tech Companies Tax Revolt

So Jeffie throws a chair into the corner and says he's not going to build a new Amazon building in downtown Seattle because of the new head-tax on big companies like Amazon. Good. When a city is facing a housing crisis which means an entire class of people can't afford to find a place to … Continue reading Seattle Tech Companies Tax Revolt

Trusting our Kids and the World

Not being a parent, a fellow author asked if kids nine to twelve would typically have cell phones. Several folks answered in the affirmative—one reminded us of a Federal program to give flip-phones to seniors and underprivileged kids. This got me thinking. How many people today take this level of connectivity between parents and kids … Continue reading Trusting our Kids and the World