What You See Is What You Get

What You See Is What You Get

If you’re familiar with computing or software design, you know what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG because everything has to be abbreviated) is a way to edit software or system configurations without any knowledge of coding. Rather, by enabling the user to see...
Ground Control to Major Tom

Ground Control to Major Tom

I was reading an article the other day about the fact that the International Space Station will be decommissioned in 2031. Depending on which version of the story you choose to believe, the Space Station will burn up, be dropped into the ocean, or both. As luck would...
Home, Sweet Home

Home, Sweet Home

For several months, Anne and I have been attempting to buy a new home. From that experience, we can tell you: Everything you hear about how crazy the real-estate market is right now is true, at least in Connecticut. Buying Since we promised ourselves we wouldn’t...
What’s the Hurry?

What’s the Hurry?

If you’re anything like me, you frequently find yourself in time-related dilemmas, from the more general stuff to forgetting what time it is, what day of the week it is, or what the date might be on any given day. And if you’re anything like me, you wonder...
Government at Work

Government at Work

Oh, boy! Connecticut, the state in which I live and work, now has a paid family leave program. With this headline — “Gov. Ned Lamont just signed a sweeping family and medical leave law” — here’s how the Hartford Courant trumpeted this wonderful news:...