My rant on Microsoft’s aggressive force of surprise automatic updates for Windows 10, which still stirs up anxiety in me each time it happens.
Depending on when you met me, you know me as either Martin or Marty. Which do I prefer? Leave it to me to complicate something that should be simple. Here, I attempt to set the record straight.
As I experience my first winter after dropping a significant amount of weight, I am surprised by how often I now am uncomfortably cold and the amount of effort it takes to stay warm.
A summer getaway during the pandemic took me to Omaha, which included several activities that might seem rather ordinary, but provided a much needed sense of extraordinary adventure.
More than six months after “cutting the cord” from satellite to YouTube TV, I have zero regrets. With all the positives that came with switching, there was one minor situation that left me dumbfounded.
As the pandemic has forced all of us to adjust to a new normal, I reflect on the positives I’m grateful to have in my life in the present, and share a few observations from my time while sheltering at home over the last couple of months.
The conclusion of the 2019 baseball season marks the end for WGN Sports, which has long been rooted in the fabric of Chicago sports television. I can’t help feel a bit sentimental.
When I came across a tech article asking when Apple might release a new batch of iPads, I had to make sure the article wasn’t dated April 1st (perhaps a leftover April Fools joke). It wasn’t. And the author was 100 percent serious. After reading his piece, I now have a better understanding as to why.
While flying home from Orlando last week, the same questions and observations that run through my head each time I’m on an airplane inevitably resurfaced. Some of these questions I can easily Google at anytime, but never remember to do so once back on the ground.
My rant on how Ed Farmer, the radio play-by-play broadcaster for the White Sox, refuses to use a sick day, even when he sounds like death on air.
The branding and subsequent multi-platform strategy of SKOR North in the Twin Cities serves as an example that as technology and habits change, the marketing of frequencies and call letters in radio have become less important.
The abrupt firing of Ron and Don from the Seattle radio station KIRO-FM is an unfortunate reminder of just how brutal the radio business can be, for both broadcasters and listeners.