The Daily EO: October 9th, 2012

There are sometimes we just want to share a secret.  I am often struck by a weird compulsion to admit my sins.  Usually they are fairly innocuous, and by the time I say something, the receiver of my confession just laughs at me.  I consider eating hot white bread with butter a sin, so you can get the idea.  It doesn’t mean I don’t do it – I just recognize that I shouldn’t probably be doing it, but do it anyways.

When it comes to technological sins, I always confess to my husband.  It’s just he that would consider many of the things I do trespassing against a computer, or phone or whatever it may be.  I also know that he’ll spent 5 minutes explaining why I shouldn’t have done what I did and then forgive me anyways – with perhaps only a minor penance.

About 2 months ago, I bragged to him that I successfully fixed my “comma/less than” key when it fell off.  I got it all hooked back into place and working completely perfectly.  This is true – mostly.

October 9th, 2012 Extra-Ordinary:  My confession:  the key didn’t mysteriously fall off.  I ripped it off to get a Beavis (cat)hair out of it that was hindering its use.   Oh, Emile, I have sinned.


The Daily EO: July 14th, 2012

(in Cranbrook, BC)

Stereotypical Jewish mothers want their sons to be rabbis or doctors, or their daughters to marry rabbis or doctors.  I wouldn’t recommend either in a husband.   I mean – doctors, what tradeable and practical skills do they have?  I guess if you need someone to drive all night on a road trip.  But it’s not like he can simply pull out a scalpel and remove your appendix at home.  Do you want your husband telling you what that bump on your back could be?  And a rabbi would be useful for a direct conduit, but it’s not like that gets the roof repaired.

I married well.  I thought ahead, considered my and my loved ones’ needs of the future and set out to land me a computer expert.  It took me five years, but I finally got that proposal.  And what has that gained me?  A fully integrated home network, friends who believe they owe us a favour because of a computer fix, ultimate employability, and barterable skills.

Mothers – tell your daughters to look for the men who can do things – plumbers, electricians, hairdressers, carpenters, drywallers, computer technicians, landscapers,  golf course back shop managers, mechanics, car painters, etc.  It really will make life easier later.

July 14th, 2012 Extra-Ordinary:  A new computer for my mother built by my husband.  No maternal guilt on this trip!

The Daily EO: July 9th, 2012

My husband is a genius when it comes to computers.   He would be the first to tell you that he doesn’t know everything.   And I would agree.   But back to computers – he may not know everything, but he has a basic inherent understanding of all things technical, electronic and how software interacts with them.  And he has a gift for being able to explain complicated technical things to us mere mortals in a manner which we can process in our tiny brains.

I couple days back he headed to Toronto to take his Comptia Networks+  exam.  He’s been studying for this for a while.  And worrying that he wouldn’t pass.  And studying some more.

July 9th, 2012 Extra-Ordinary: He passed with 889/900.   That is like 99% correct.