Tag Archives: Software

The vices of Twitter

1. Indolence Who can calculate the hundreds of hours you waste on the obsessive re-checking of one’s Twitter feed? I’m too embarrassed to find out. 2. Procrastination This, of course, is the handmaiden of indolence. Things you should do don’t … Continue reading

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The virtues of Twitter

1. Brevity You learn to say big things in few words. For a news writer, this ranks with the highest of virtues. 2. Self improvement Its long streams of links give you quick access every day to thousands of newly-posted … Continue reading

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How to beat Northwestel

This is for long-suffering users of Northwestel’s appalling DSL service in Iqaluit. You’re all familiar with it’s declining speeds and frequent unexplained network interruptions, which now occur every five minutes or so, cutting you off from the internet for periods … Continue reading

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Where it all started

The Apple II, the first personal computer designed for regular people, went on sale this day 32 years ago.

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