November 2013 archive

Dépaysement: Bonjour iPod

Canadian iPod packaging

Dépaysement translates roughly as “change of scenery.”  It translates even more roughly as “The feeling that comes from not being in one’s own country.” I am an American in Canada.  It takes some getting used to.   Thanks to The Huffington Post (believe it or not) for this.

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My Life In Tech: Why I Need Wi-Fi Smoke Alarms

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The people in charge of nagging us about testing our home smoke alarms don’t need to nag me.  In addition to testing the smoke alarm twice a year when we change the clocks, I conduct frequent unscheduled tests. When we moved into this house, there was a smoke alarm in the hallway outside the doors …

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