Cate Eales

I'm an American living in Kelowna, BC (Canada) with my husband, Eric. I miss the Peet's Coffee and Mexican food that is so easy to find in my beloved San Francisco Bay Area. But not the traffic. Having given up driving way too fast, I still stay up way too late and drink way too much coffee. I own and operate Computer Care Kelowna, a mobile computer business providing on-site service for home and small business customers. My weekly column, "Getting Along With Your Computer" appears Mondays on castanet.net. The column archive is available any time at the Computer Care Kelowna website.

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City Bike

My city bike is a Marin Redwoods.

My city bike is a Marin Redwoods.  I bought it with my bonus money when I worked at Sprint in San Jose, way back in the mid-1990’s, when Sprint was still a long distance telephone company. That was the bike that reminded grown up me how much kid me love riding bikes. The same thing …

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Dépaysement: Drop a dime

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. I was telling a story to a friend, and said, “Someone dropped a dime so the auditors came out …

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My Life In Tech: WiFi Troubleshooting

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Although most of my work is with Windows machines, I often help customers and friends with Macs, tablets, and phones.  Troubleshooting is troubleshooting no matter what the problem: You have to start at one end or the other, but never in the middle.  So when asked about a problem with an Android phone the other …

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Dépaysement: Survey Said!

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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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Dépaysement: Boxing Day

Boxing Day in Canada

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.   If you wonder what’s so disconcerting about this, here’s a good explanation. Thanks to The Huffington Post (believe …

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