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The New Presidential Alert System

October 5, 2018

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The brand new Presidential Alert System, also know by its acronym POOP (President’s Organizational Override of the People) has now been activated to 1. keep us safe 2. let us know at all times who is in charge 3. keep assuring us that there was no collusion, uh uh, nope, never, no way This week […]

Bezos: From Books to Burial to the Great Beyond

September 20, 2018

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Somewhere between the 10th and sixth centuries BC, the first, primitive version of the Hebrew Bible appeared. Whoever wrote it looked at it and said, “Damn, with a simple book I can control the world.”  Over two thousands years later, a man named Jeff Bezos took his words to heart. “The guy was amazing,” he […]

Disco Dreamin’

September 17, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane lives in a house that was built in 1912.  It was built by someone who had very interesting notions of what a house should be. One of them was that there should be no access to the outside from the kitchen.  Several rooms had no obvious purpose at all.  The […]

What’s Next

June 18, 2018

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While Life in the Boomer Lane wrestles with any technology requiring more than an “On” and “Off” switch, the folks at AARP are discovering even newer ways to confuse her. In the latest issue of AARP Bulletin, an article titled “What’s Next” details all of the ways technology is racing ahead of what human brain […]

Ordering A Meal in A Brave New World

January 20, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane’s travel experiences have involved being felled by belt buckles, vending machines and assorted TSA agents. On this most recent trip, to Florida, the culprit was an airport restaurant. At first, LBL was delighted. The section of National Airport in DC that serves Southwest Airlines is actually the original airport. It’s […]

Alexa is Listening

January 8, 2018

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Life in the Boomer Lane, in a desperate attempt to be allowed entry into Twenty-First Century Life, requested Amazon Echo (Alexa) for Hanukkah. Precious Only Daughter provided.  LBL looked forward to using Alexa for three reasons: to assist in cooking, to provide weather forecasts, and to play music.  Prince Charming,  LBL’s son-in-law, installed her.  LBL […]

My iPhone is Bigger Than Your iPhone

May 30, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane has a long history of technology failure.  Most of these experiences can best be summed up by Now Husband as: What you are telling me isn’t possible. You must have pressed the wrong button. It works perfectly when I do it. Response #1 has also been vocalized by numerous online […]