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Colin Berkshire
Colin Berkshire is a highly technical HR executive in the Pulp and Paper Industry. Colin has an engineering and voice background, and is currently on assignment in Asia. NOTE: Colin does not respond to comments, and does not Tweet.
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Dump Tim

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My iPhone 7 plus doesn’t work. My MacOS Sierra doesn’t work. I have gone from apple products “Just Work” to a living technology hell. All of this happened in the past month with Apple’s latest bug releases. My Mac crashes...

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Back to USA

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I’ll be headed back to the good old USA in a few weeks. I spend much of my time in Asia, and I have three overseas “permanent” addresses. I always like getting back to the US. No place makes better...

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spikɪn ɪŋglɪsh

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I was asked by a Chinese student why English spelling is so irregular and complicated. It got me to thinking. You know, English spelling was not “standardized” until the late 1800s. Before then, you could spell things phonetically. Just look...

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Law Concepts

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I have been ranting a bit about how you need to go to a semester or two of law school, no matter who you are or what profession you are in. If you think that because you just sell phones...

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Wrong 911

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Imagine you have just been in a serious automobile accident. Your car has been T-Boned and is totaled. Your wife is injured and needs emergency medical care. You call 911 and they cannot locate you. They don’t know where you...

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Locating 911

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My son was driving a car and we were T-Boned at 40-50 MPH. My wife was injured and needed an ambulance. It took the 911 dispatchers 10 minutes to determine which jurisdiction was responsible and where we were (despite my...

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Security Devices

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Americans are always amazed when they see me use a banking security device. Most have never seen one. Banking security devices are quite commonly used throughout the world. They provide excellent, outstanding security. When you log into a banking website...

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