My father has taken to his iPad and probably uses it two to three times a week which I consider a lot for him.  Today he presented the device to me and said he could bring up the keyboard and I confirmed that he couldn’t.  I poked at a number of things and when switching windows the OSK would pop up for a moment and I eventually got into a near-physical struggle to keep the keyboard on screen.  After poking around I found the problem:  The iPad was connecting to the Bluetooth wireless keyboard of my iMac a floor and a room away.  The war on cords took another casualty.

Driving to work at the crack of noon involves sharing the road with the retired, jobless, and equally late.  I got stuck behind this guy on his phone waving frantically and driving erratically.  These are the kind of people that make me not answer my phone when I’m driving… sometimes.  I passed him on Street Rd and found he had no cell phone; just a oblong tuft of hair on the right side of his head which grease, grit and time molded into a whip antenna of insanity.  What was he yelling at?  Immitating opera?  Was his hair thick enough or did it contain enough embedded metal shards to function as a Bluetooth headset?  More mysteries.