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  1. qimissung's Avatar
    I remember when you made the log. I enjoyed that.

    This Christmas sounds fun. I like the way you interact with the kids and the dogs. And your ending: priceless.
  2. Bluebiird's Avatar
    It's fading and the scab looks like I could peel the edges off. I won't though.
  3. Bluebiird's Avatar
    Thanks
  4. qimissung's Avatar
    Oh, and happy belated birthday.
  5. qimissung's Avatar
    The internet breaks? check. New glasses, tired eyes? check. Female visitors, told in tiny print? check.

    I know that feeling that the universe is trying to punish you! I'm going through something like that now.
  6. qimissung's Avatar
    I read your last one first, so it's good to learn the origins of the burn and toaster.

    You have a wonderfully light comedic touch and eye for detail.
  7. qimissung's Avatar
    Lol, I love the perspective of getting to know a new appliance and making it a part of one's life, and the ups and downs involved in that process.

    Hope your burn heals up soon.
  8. Dreamwoven's Avatar
    That's an interesting perspective, PeterL. I don't own a mobile phone so I have no ides about them myself.
  9. PeterL's Avatar
    I have noticed how fascinated many people are with their mobile devices. I doubt whether such things have any real value. They are dandy toys, and I get the impression that they are will run some games well, but for communications they are no better than plain cell phones, and the internet capability is minimal. After the Really Great Pandemic there won't be enough users to pay for the necessary infrastructure, so cellular wireless communications will die, except in heavily populated areas such as the remnants of the East Coast megalopolis. People will have the option of satellite phones or wired connections.
  10. Dreamwoven's Avatar
    I don't know how parents deal with children and the use of mobiles, our youngest child left school before mobiles became widespread. All I know is that teachers today find it a problem. It is really up to the parents to ensure their children don't get to the point at which they are so immersed in their mobiles that their schoolwork suffers.
  11. PeterL's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by North Star
    And while we are outlawing photojournalism, lets also outlaw all journalism. Vote for me and I tell you all that you need to know.
    Considering the present state of journalism, I think that it stopped operating a few decades ago. When I become emperor, I will clarify matters.
    Updated 04-07-2016 at 05:53 PM by PeterL
  12. PeterL's Avatar
    There was a TV programme in Sweden recently about the use of mobile phones in classrooms. Apparently they can be a real nuisance distracting student from their classes. Some teachers insist that mobiles be left in an open cardboard box on the teacher's desk during classes. Mobile phones can be used-misused in many ways. Sly use of mobiles for taking photos is one of them.
    That certainly makes sense. I thought some schools had been banning all electronic gadgets for years, but I haven't been following the matter.
    Updated 04-07-2016 at 06:01 PM by PeterL
  13. North Star's Avatar
    And while we are outlawing photojournalism, lets also outlaw all journalism. Vote for me and I tell you all that you need to know.
  14. Dreamwoven's Avatar
    There was a TV programme in Sweden recently about the use of mobile phones in classrooms. Apparently they can be a real nuisance distracting student from their classes. Some teachers insist that mobiles be left in an open cardboard box on the teacher's desk during classes. Mobile phones can be used-misused in many ways. Sly use of mobiles for taking photos is one of them.
  15. Dreamwoven's Avatar
    I'm also very interested in astronomy, nice ideas imagined here. I had never thought what a tidally locked planet might be like to live on...