My favourite iPad Apps: Early Adopters and Laggards: Part 3

Maddy’s Mum here, finally posting my 3rd and last guest blog. I wrote this 2 months ago, but I got distracted learning about Twitter (@dawnbazely). Since Maddy hasn’t posted in a while, because she’s very busy on her co-op work term, I am filling in. I thought I’d finish this guest stint by sharing the… Continue reading My favourite iPad Apps: Early Adopters and Laggards: Part 3

When to be an Early Adopter and when to be a Laggard: Part 2

Hi, Maddy’s Mum here, with blog no. 2… and more thoughts on iPads. Technology is neutral – the situation determines whether it is good or bad. Going low tech with a graphite pencil and a pencil sharpener is probably the best technology when you are off the grid doing field work in a remote location…(photo… Continue reading When to be an Early Adopter and when to be a Laggard: Part 2

When to be an Early Adopter and when to be a Laggard: Part 1

It’s Maddy’s mum here, as a guest blogger, with some engineering-relevant thoughts. I bought my first Apple Macintosh computer in 1984, with the money from the Entrance Scholarship that I got from St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University, where I went to do my D.Phil. in Zoology. At pretty much every university, a doctoral degree is… Continue reading When to be an Early Adopter and when to be a Laggard: Part 1

projects, plants and push-ups

Although being in the school for the summer is a blessing because of the air conditioning, it’s a change from the typical routine of school from September – June, and summer from July – August. To keep myself from going completely crazy my first summer in school, here’s what I’ve been up to! Knitting I… Continue reading projects, plants and push-ups

The TTC… Enough of this already!

I’m officially going to petition for the TTC, Toronto Transit Commission, to be renamed the TUPC, Toronto Un-Necessary Politeness Commission. Ok… I need to vent a little here. Have you ever been on the TTC (or any form of public transportation) and seen that person? The person who looks absolutely uncomfortable, grossed out by being… Continue reading The TTC… Enough of this already!