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Gary Smith: Bugged by technology?

Fears over advances may not be necessary

Here are at least some of the things I'm not supposed to be worried about:

Gary Smith: In the know

Las Vegas shooting opens eyes to horrors, wonders

I don't want to know.

Gary Smith: A gripping account

Mousy adventures in canine-sitting

So, how exactly do you get a mouse out of a dog's mouth? Asking for a friend.

Gary Smith: Aching for explanation

Strained knee and the mysteries of aging

So I may very well have reached a new high (or low, depending ... ) in the "so, you did what, exactly?" department.

Gary Smith: 'I'm not here, but ...'

The challenges, opportunities of out-of-office messaging

If you work in an office large enough that you have to wonder if anyone is stealing the Swiss Roll out of your lunch in the communal refrigerator (and the answer is, "I have no idea what you're talking about, or where those crumbs on my shirt came from."), you know there's sort of an unwritten checklist you have to go through before you leave for any extended period of time.

Gary Smith: Eclipsed by people watching

On-ground interactions more interesting than solar show

As far as I'm concerned, most nature-themed events are somewhat oversold.

Gary Smith: Escaping to baseball

Sport’s unpredictable nature still a draw

The news cycle the last few weeks has been such that I feel the only way to observe it is through my eclipse glasses. Staring at it too long will burn my retina.

Gary Smith: Scraping by

Life changes and the need for different tools

In the long list of basically useless tools I've bought over the years, I may have topped myself over the weekend. I acquired a paint scraper.

Gary Smith: Slice of life

Passing years brings less “pass the pizza”

Since the beginning of time, Man has worked to develop various ways to measure, well ... time. There is a school of thought that Stonehenge is actually a giant calendar. (Those odd scratches on that column on the right? That's someone trying to remember his anniversary. And the blood stain next to it? Yeah, well, guess who forgot anyway.)

Gary Smith: Spinnin' wheel got to go round

Life pauses before a flurry of anticipated changes

Most of the time, tech works great for me. In fact, far better than you would expect, given my overwhelming lack of skill.

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