Back Online


After months and months of no internet, I'm finally online with CenturyLink's Internet Basics (Thank you Nicole!).  What has been going on in my life? In a nutshell, divorce, the flu, Bell's Palsy, a cross-state move to a Washington State Island, debt, sparse apartment--but it's all mine. I've updated software/OS on two old windows computers, … Continue reading Back Online

New Computer from Santa


Due to a not so secret santa I now have a new Dell computer. Both my old tablets for too old to use and could not be upgraded. the computer I was using ate 13 pages of my new novel that I had been writing. One of my readers Sharon Marie felt sorry for me … Continue reading New Computer from Santa

Brick ONeil Product Review: Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8


Fire HD 8, 8" HD Display The Fire HD 8 from Amazon has been in my hands for a few weeks now and I've used many of the features. Overall, Amazon did a great job providing a basic, entry-level ereader+ for $149 ($165 + tax). If you're expecting the performance of a Pro Plus Tablet … Continue reading Brick ONeil Product Review: Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8

Brick ONeil Review: Facebook


Deleted from all my devices. Too big, too bulky, too constrictive, too slow. Facebook has gone from a fun, casual meeting place to an overlord who demands to know every single thing about your life, who you see, what you do, tells you what you can read, who you can talk to then shows you … Continue reading Brick ONeil Review: Facebook

Upgraded to Samsung Galaxy Note Edge!


  After two or three years of using a tiny 2 1/2" downgraded feature phone, I finally was able to upgrade to a 6" smartphone. I researched and seriously thought of getting a Microsoft Windows Phone, but Microsoft stopped making the Nokia Lumia 1520 (the one I really wanted), so I ended up staying with … Continue reading Upgraded to Samsung Galaxy Note Edge!

Tech Tuesday: Scarcity of Humans


http://player.theplatform.com/p/2E2eJC/nbcNewsOffsite?guid=tdy_hall_robots_150210   Well, it's getting closer and closer! Humans out of any type of service, health or food worker jobs. Machines are getting cheaper, faster and don't complain about hazards, health care or hours. No overtime gripes, no sexual harassment claims, no personal time. This is an employer's dream come true. I've brought you stories … Continue reading Tech Tuesday: Scarcity of Humans

Tech Tuesday: Cicret Bracelet Computer


Saw this amazing concept computer over the weekend across several tech news apps and knew I had to show it to you on my Tech Tuesday post. But first, a sly update with the Blackberry Passport. Seems they are hearing their detractors and wrote a rebuttal, of sorts. Their response is 11 Things Wrong with the … Continue reading Tech Tuesday: Cicret Bracelet Computer

Tech Tuesday: Favorite Technology


This past year we've seen a lot of new technology, so much so that keeping track has been difficult. There have been 3D printers, new casts for broken limbs even creating new organs in a lab for transplant.  Which have been your favorite Tech Tuesday posts? A simple google search found all the posts.

Tech Tuesday: Palm Reading


http://www.cbsnews.com/common/video/cbsnews_video.swf Every company, from banks, computer makers, hospitals, corporations are looking for new ways for data security.  They have tried numerous password combinations, finger print security scanners, eye/retinal scanners and now palm scanners, claiming "no two are alike". Where have we heard that before? Maybe this new security will add to the previous ones, making … Continue reading Tech Tuesday: Palm Reading

No Monday Book Review


  Apologies for no Monday Book Review.  The past week I've been working on marketing the Cookbook, making changes to this website and writing the third novel in the Rose Petal Wine Murder Mysteries Series.  Made changes to my facebook pages, my personal one is closed but the two book series pages are open to … Continue reading No Monday Book Review