Let’s do a music quiz!

Music makes the people come together! (That sounds familiar… from a song maybe?) It’s also a very broad subject, so this is just a small tippidy toe into the water of music. Hope you enjoy!

Unstable Property Ladder

I have recently had conversations about home ownership and mortgages. All it has really served me with is helping me realise just how much of a swindle it really all is.…

The Online Meeting Axiom

Photo: 'Searching for Dawn' Copyright 2016 Frank J Casella - …The morning sun peeks through the trees behind a fence.

So it's been a year

It was an extraordinary beginning. My first day at Vivaldi - on March 16, 2020 - was not like any other first days I've experienced. I showered, shaved and got ready for work - yeah - but I didn't leave my house. I didn't go to the office and I…

The Franklin eBookMan: Tech that deserved better

Today, we have our smart phones and tablets and Kindles and iPads, and all these other modern day marvels that monitor us and govern our lives.  But, you know, I still prefer my good ol' Franklin eBookMan to handle all of my mobile computing…

Open Source Note Taking Apps

I try to find a good open-source replacement for the big closed source, online-only services like OneNote, Evernote and Simplenote. I've done this a few times in the past and wanted to check back in on the state of development. This time around I…

A noisy check: part two

Looking back, it seems so obvious now. Why hadn't I done the one simple test that would have answered this problem ages ago? …

Morning Lit Magnolia

'Morning Lit Magnolia' Copyright 2015 Frank J Casella…

E-mail Folders and what's wrong with them.

Recently I had a bit of a discussion with someone who was very proud of his elaborate email filing system, which made me remember the days way back when. We are talking 18 years ago, I had perfected my email folder setup - everything had its place,…