A Sad Day…

I spent much of the week hearing people discuss how tragic it was that Paul Walker died.  I am not going to rehash the argument, knowing that I would be opening a can of worms.  Believe me, I am about to open a larger one. I arrived at the office in Sydney, Australia this morning … Continue reading A Sad Day…

Big in Japan: The Week That Was…

For those of you who follow not only my blog but my Twitter as well (@MGarvis) you will likely know that I have been walking a lot since I got to Japan, and my FitBit (www.fitbit.com) has all the proof you need.  You may also have noticed that Tuesday and Wednesday this week my daily … Continue reading Big in Japan: The Week That Was…

The 1%…

Last year when people were occupying anything they could pitch a tent near we started hearing a lot about the 1%… the ones who control all of the wealth, the ones everyone else was supposed to be supported by.  I did some quick calculations after checking my banks account and credit card statements and realized … Continue reading The 1%…

527,040 Minutes: The Year that was 2012

Over the last few days I have wondered why this year felt so much longer than normal and then I realized… it actually was longer!  2012 was a leap year, and that extra day seems to have made a real difference. It is hard for us as a species to appreciate just how substantial a … Continue reading 527,040 Minutes: The Year that was 2012

Still on XP? There should be a reason…

For the past year or so I have been counting down (on Twitter) the days left until the #EndOfDaysXP… as of the date of this article it stands at 591 days.  Some of my followers think it is silly, others thank me for it.  Some want to know why it matters, and there are a … Continue reading Still on XP? There should be a reason…

Office 2013 Social Connectors

I was really excited when Microsoft released its Social Connectors for Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 (Outlook Social Connectors Make it Easier to Keep Track).  In Office 2013 they have, in my opinion, made them even better. For reasons that defy logic my main contact list (the one I have been maintaining since 1996) has 2,882 … Continue reading Office 2013 Social Connectors

Free software? Contest with Giveaways? Wow, this is good stuff!

Hey folks! So many of you have heard me talk about the importance of backing up your software (See Oakville.Com Tech Tuesday) but if you have kids it is also a good idea to back up other media – especially things like DVDs that you have invested money in.  Digiarty Software, Inc. has a couple … Continue reading Free software? Contest with Giveaways? Wow, this is good stuff!