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Too Quiet On This Western Front!

Too Quiet On This Western Front!

Charlie and Marta left a little after mid-day and it is all too quiet here at the house even though Chris-the-Mower-Man was here for an hour or so.  And I've set the hoses and hear the reassuring snick-snick-snick of the sprinklers magically...

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Though I’m not mechanically inclined…

Though I’m not mechanically inclined…

At first Cinderella was just giving me subtle hints.  She would stop working mid-job to go dump her dust bag -- sometimes more than once per room.  Then, she'd stop now and then right in the middle of the living room carpet -- her battery needed...

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Perhaps I’ve turned the cyberspace corner.

Perhaps I’ve turned the cyberspace corner.

I know that pride cometh before a fall.  But, I can't help but feel that I've earned just a few bragging rights in the realm of technology, cyberspace, internet connections etcetera, etcetera, and so forth! After my lament about Cinderella and my...

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I even suggested an Easter egg hunt…

I even suggested an Easter egg hunt…

Cinderella seems to be on strike.  Or maybe she's just waiting for me to figure out why she isn't "connecting."  Being the techie that I am, I "think" it means that she is not getting signals from the internet and therefore isn't getting my...

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Silly Cinderella!

Silly Cinderella!

I sent Cinderella into the library and the living room to tidy up a bit this morning.  I heard her leave her station. (She gives a three-bell "Here I go!" sort of salute when she leaves home base.)  And I heard her start to work on the library...

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Cinderella-the-Recalcitrant!  Out of control?

Cinderella-the-Recalcitrant! Out of control?

We were forewarned years ago in Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" when Hal, the robot brain of Spaceship Discovery, went berserk.  Since then I, for one, have  been a bit leery of "intelligent machines," especially when I factor in their...

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