Archive for November, 2012

As we all know by now, computers and chips are embedded in everything – the fridge, lights, etc.  Ubiquitous computing isn’t that new but we all know the growth in “smart” devices and that fact that things/devices are “Everyware” has all changed our lives in some way, shape or form.

The Internet of Things refers to “things that think” and started with the invention of RFID tags (Radio Frequency Identification).  With these smart devices reporting their every move and status through the Internet anytime, anywhere and anyplace, new software and monitoring techniques have evolved.

If you are like me, I often forget to turn off the lights and my coffee pot in the morning.

Enter WeMo:  The latest iPhone App that will help you to control all of the devices in your home.  Although the App is free, you need to buy a modified plug in for your devices ($49.99).


I contemplated this…and for the number of times I have forgotten to turn off my lights, I probably would get my money back within a year. 

What do you think?


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Rare Indeed

Sometimes I see it

A man walking with a lady

He walks right. She holds him right.

I quickly look away.

Sometimes I see it

He protects her from the wind.

I turn away and think she is soooo lucky.

To be loved from a man who treats her well.

When I see a glimpse of it, it reminds me of being with a true gentleman

I miss that and as I was told to be a lady is not to look when a man is a

Gentleman with a lady so I turn away and give them respect

As he shows his affection for her.

Sometimes I remember and am sad because his life was so short lived.

I wish to be loved like that once more.

Because the gentleman I met all those years ago had a quality that is

Rare indeed.

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