Yesterday I was on the bay, one of my favorite pastimes is being on the water. I find I’m not distracted by things that are out of sight and you can’t get more out-of-sight than putting miles of water between you and the distractions, the perfect unseen barrier. This means that on the bay, I am less affected by my ADHD than anywhere else. View full article »
6:40 A.M. – My alarm clock goes off, another weekday morning. I jump out of bed, grab a fresh coffee from the Kitchen and, cup in hand, head off to my office to fire up my computer. “I’m going to get a jump on my writing today …” I tell myself, “just as soon as I check my email.”, “… and facebook.”, “…and twitter.”, “… and my analytic’s stats.” View full article »
Things I want … and I’m not being impulsive here … I don’t think …
The technology is available for many advancements that would be beneficial to those of us with ADHD.
You know, I’ve harped on this subject before. To recap just one example, my car should not wait ’til I’m a mile down the road to remind me that I put my signal light on, but changed my mind. That’s when I hate my car. When I put on the signal light it should chime with every flash, except when the brake is on. So if I’m sitting at an intersection – no noise, but as soon as I pull away – ding – ding – ding. As it is now, I’m driving along, minding my own business, when suddenly my car starts chiming. It’s saying “Ha, ha! you’ve been driving and signalling for five minutes. Everybody thinks you’re a space cadet. I couldn’t keep from laughing any longer, I just had to tell you.” – damned car! View full article »
I want a new phone/computer/tablet/mp3player/e-book/GPS/camera/everything …
Well, actually, here’s what I want. I want a tablet computer that is Bluetooth enabled, about the size of an e-book, is wifi ready and can be used as a cell phone. I want it to “connect” via Bluetooth to the monitor, keyboard, mouse, scanner and printer on my desk, when I put it on my desk. I want it to connect to a Bluetooth headset to facilitate making phone calls and playing mp3’s and podcasts. And if it isn’t too much to ask, I want it to charge itself using sunlight or ambient light. View full article »
I’ve been roaming about in cyber-space for 20 years. Not all that time was spent on the internet, some of it was spent interacting locally with friends on what was called a bulletin board system (BBS). Point is, I’m a first class geek, quite capable of zoning in on one media form and excluding the rest of the world. View full article »
Okay, there is no page 29 here. I was reading a web page on style sheet code and started looking up references in different tabs. At one point I had 12 tabs open and it reminded me of my days as a professional computer programmer. Just so you know, I’ll admit that that was a while ago … View full article »
I’m a guy who needs to know things. Or at least I think I need to know things. There are things I wish I hadn’t looked into. My brain is one of those. I’ve found out that it apparently isn’t right (yeah, yeah, I’ll wait ’til the laughter dies down … okay? Can we proceed?). View full article »
Okay, confession time, I love British sitcoms. Not all of them, but too many of them to list here.
Why is this a confession?
Well, I hate TV! Okay, I hate what TV does to me. Thanks to my ADHD I find myself regaining consciousness, when the box snaps off, vague and hazy memories of staring vacantly and vacuously comatose at a screen that’s grabbed my attention. View full article »