New year’s resolutions: An ode to independence [OPINION]

New Year's resolutions

It’s time for some New Year’s resolutions. Join me as I plan for the coming year, offering insight about how I will be enhancing this site and my life over the next 12 months. I do this in hopes that you might do the same with your life and join me on my search for truth.

I’ll reveal how I’m going to modify my coverage on this site, describe the changing role of technology and gadgetry in my life, show you how I’m going to change my approach to social media, and let you in on what I foresee for the future of CharlieWhite.net. Continue reading

25 writing errors that make you look like an amateur, part 3

Writing Errors

Even after listing 75 writing errors in parts one and two of this ongoing series, I haven’t mentioned hundreds more writing, usage and style errors that could seriously diminish a professional writer’s credibility.

I’m sure you aren’t one of those error-prone authors, and there won’t be a single thing on this list that trips you up. But you might want to take a look at it just to be sure. Continue reading

Put down that smartphone and live your life [OPINION]

smartphone
We are frittering our lives away, heads buried in tiny screens as the entire world passes us by. Thanks, smartphones.

The smartphone is my favorite gadget, and it makes our lives better and easier in myriad ways. However, I think its omnipresent camera can separate its owner from directly and completely experiencing the real world. Armed with smartphones and ready to take pictures at a moment’s notice, many people are not really present at the most interesting events they’ll ever witness. Continue reading

Redesigned Fox News studio looks like a joke [OPINION]

Fox News Studio
Is this new Fox News studio a joke? No, this is the new way the cable news propagandist plans to disseminate its lies and disinformation. It looks like something that belongs in Mad Magazine.

In a video tour of the new “Revolutionary Fox News Deck” at its HQ in New York, Fox anchor Shepard Smith never quite explains why these gigantic 55-inch touchscreen monitors were installed. Are the Fox “journalists” so myopic they can’t see normal-sized computer screens? Continue reading

Upgrading to the iPhone 5S is pointless [OPINION]

iphone 5s
I’ve bought every new iPhone since its debut in 2007, but for the first time, I’ve decided not to upgrade my iPhone 5 to the iPhone 5S. Here’s why.

The simple reason? It’s not worth it. But there are emotional reasons that go beyond that. Perhaps the most important is that my carrier is AT&T, and I think it’s a sleazy company that I don’t want to support any more than I have to.
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