Brandon Wilson
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Contracting greetings

My girlfriend got a text from a mutual acquaintance who told her to "Say hi to Brandon for me." We've all done this, but why do we do it? The acquaintance has my number, and she could easily text me directly to say hi. I refer to this as contracting...
2020-12-24 21:06:33

Pandemic travel update

I have not traveled since March, so I was unsure what to expect for my recent trip from Arizona to North Carolina. The biggest change at the airports is closing down gates and shops. This is a strategy aimed at reducing the volume of people concentrated in certain locations. 

The Southwest...
2020-12-23 15:03:23

The Man With Three Laptops

I know it doesn't sound as cool as The Man With the Golden Gun. Nevertheless, I have become the guy who travels with three laptops. 

The primary laptop is the MacBook Air of course. It is my primary writing tool, after all. By the way, the M1 processor is worth the...
2020-12-22 13:46:45

Seven screens

I shared a picture with folks in the 200WAD migration Telegram group showing my home-office set-up dubbed "Mission Control." I stepped back and counted the number of screens that I sit in front of on a daily basis and that number is seven.

My iPad mini and iPhone are with me...
2020-12-21 19:35:44

Coronavirus

The scary thing about the coronavirus is that you might be just minding your own business and end up getting it anyway. You could be peeping into your neighbor's window or rummaging through their trash. Maybe today's the day you take a few packages from people's porches. Here you are,...
2020-12-20 14:41:21

Appreciation

When I went off to college in the fall of 1999, I had already decided on a major. Math was my favorite and most challenging subject in high school. For some reason, I wanted to be a college professor even though I had minimal interaction with them. I was also...
2020-12-19 15:46:17

Who are the people using email read receipts?

Every now and again I click on an email and see a message that reads "XXX requested a read receipt be sent when message YYY is read. Do you want to send a receipt?" I always click no.

Who are the people using this feature? If I send an email, it's...
2020-12-18 16:09:46

Enough with the lazy writing

I have decided that there are certain types of headlines for which I will never click on the story. They contain the following phrases:

"...the Twitterverse explodes."

"...and Twitter is not having it."

"...and Twitter erupted."

I guess it boils down to any headline with Twitter in it.

What these "stories" usually entail is someone...
2020-12-17 14:38:02

AutoSave screwed me

In a situation last week, NOT having AutoSave screwed me much to the chagrin of abrahamKim . AutoSave is a must-have when writing on the web. The AutoSave that screwed me was the one rolled out to...
2020-12-15 16:35:27