I’m Hooked.

It’s no secret in my family that I’m not a big fan of little kids. I have been quoted in the past as saying: “Just introduce me to him when he’s out of diapers and understands logic.”But I must admit that 3 week old Edward Vincent McLean has me wrapped around his tiny perfect fingers ...

Lower,Slower,Weaker

It seems that the decades old WinTel model of computer technology has been turned on its ear in the last year or so.The concept of designing and building faster and more powerful processing capability, followed by a more complex and resource hungry software stack has been replaced by a sort of inverse Olympic model – ...

Netbook Networking

My daughter has decided that it’ll be difficult to sit at a desktop computer and multitask with all the stuff she’ll need to do to keep Teddy fed, changed and happy. However, she doesn’t want to completely lose contact with the online world either.The solution is some sort of wireless laptop – specifically a netbook. ...

On Being a Grandpa

Well, my grandson Teddy is 2 1/2 weeks old now so maybe some grandfatherly comments are in order: (1) I am really proud of my daughter and son-in-law. Sarah coped with hours of labor and natural childbirth with great courage, and has been up to the challenges of two difficult weeks as Teddy adjusts to ...