Category: Personal

On Success …

This is my latest Ice Breaker speech that I delivered to the Early Bird Ocala Toastmasters group on November 3, 2018.  Toastmasters is a great way to develop your public speaking and leadership skills and there’s probably at least one group in your local area.  Check out ToastMasters.org for...

The Accidental Teacher

The following is the text from my speech to the Ocala Early Bird Toastmasters on May 19, 2018.   My name is Andrew Comeau and I am … a public school teacher? I say it that way because It’s been a study in irony for me. If you told me...

Unplugging to Reconnect – The Technology Sabbath

It Started With a Game … By now, you’re probably familiar with Pokemon Go, the game where people search for Pokemon characters around town with their smartphones. In 2015, I played a forerunner of this game called Ingress. The basic idea was the same – run around town accessing game...

On unpaid overtime …

From TheCodist.com …. Why I Don’t Do Unpaid Overtime and Neither Should You From the article … “In many countries working overtime is unusual and unpaid overtime is rare or may even be illegal. People value having a life outside of work and the thought of slaving away for...

Back to basics … my first TracFone

A couple of years ago, I was dazzled by the new HTC EVO 4G smartphone that a supervisor had gotten himself.  I was about ready to change out phones, anyway and when I saw all the things the Android phone could do that my old phone couldn’t, I was...

March already?

I thought about taking the blog down when I realized how long it had been since I posted here but instead, I decided to say goodbye to Facebook for awhile and devote those misspent energies to something a little more productive. I started a new full-time job in January,...

Sorting it all out …

I wrote awhile back about how I used Microsoft Outlook to keep track of things I’m working on and store reminders for project ideas that would be great to work on someday.  I’m still getting the hang of it but I’m a little closer.  The Outlook calendar is a great...

A few thoughts at 3 a.m.

I’m plowing my way through writing the next chapter of the Microsoft Access for Beginners series and have the insomnia to show for it.  This chapter, an introduction to Visual Basic for Applications, is one I’ve been wanting to do for awhile and should have done a long time...

Just had to step out for awhile …

There was a bit of an oversight while transferring the site to a new hosting service and the blog went away for awhile but it’s back now and hopefully I’ll be able to keep it up a little more than I did before. As I said, Drewslair.com was transferred...