What is ^, why are I and l so similar, and other computer keyboard questions

Like many people, I am familiar with the computer keyboard.

And while I use it often and appreciate it, I also have several questions about the computer keyboard.

For example, why are capital I and lowercase l so similar? Usually after I type one or the other, I have to look at them closely to try to figure out which is which. And what about 1? Why can’t we make them all a little more different?

Here are a few additional items: Continue reading “What is ^, why are I and l so similar, and other computer keyboard questions”

A few lessons from the winter of 2019

The winter of 2019 has taught me several important lessons already, and it’s still only February.

While thinking too much about ice, snow and rain, I wrote down a few of the thoughts here:

It’s important to dress appropriately for winter – Here in Ohio that means a heavy coat, hat, gloves, umbrella and sunscreen. You never know if it will be -10, rainy or in the 70s. Continue reading “A few lessons from the winter of 2019”

Winter storms pack grocery stores, make me question where I live, and cause me to eat too much

A snowy weekend provides a lot of time for pondering important questions, along with these thoughts:

I was not expecting the grocery store to be out of kidney beans on Saturday – I know that people rush out to the stores before we are supposed to get a big storm, and I don’t see any problem with it. It makes sense to go to the stores the day or two before the snow arrives, especially if you live outside of town and your roads will be slippery. When we went to the store on Saturday, though, I was surprised to see the shelves so low on kidney beans, and one of the cashiers told me they had also run out of pancake mix. I can understand the run on pancake mixes, but I had no idea that everyone else makes chili when we get snow. I suppose it’s a hot food and it also keeps your stomach churning and warm for hours afterwards, so maybe that’s a good thing.

Why do we always have level three snow emergencies on the weekends? – Why not on a Wednesday so we have to stay home unless we are essential personnel? Continue reading “Winter storms pack grocery stores, make me question where I live, and cause me to eat too much”

Highly successful people need to get more sleep

If the most successful people start their days at 4 a.m., then I question just how successful they actually are.

I keep reading articles about how rich people start their days super early in the morning, and it usually just makes me think that I’ve got a much better life than them.

For me, a successful day is one that includes a nap, time to read, or maybe the opportunity to lie in bed and watch television. It certainly doesn’t involve getting up at 4 a.m. to work on reports or spreadsheets. In fact, the only spreadsheets I want to see at 4 a.m. are bed spreads and fitted sheets (not top sheets). Continue reading “Highly successful people need to get more sleep”

A few New Year’s Resolutions for my blog

While I am a few days behind, I wanted to share a few New Year’s Resolutions for my blog.

I’m doing this partially to see if I can stick to this list and partially to see if anyone else has any other suggestions. Also, posting this is a good way to keep up with a resolution to produce more posts.

So, please see what you think and feel free to offer any comments, criticisms or candies. I always like candy. Continue reading “A few New Year’s Resolutions for my blog”