Monthly Archives: November 2016

Moving to Panama – Some Technology Pros

The largest amount of people moving to Panama are part of the senior citizen population. As I have mentioned on multiple occasions, I believe to live safely and to enjoy the move to Panama, a modicum of technology will be required.

However, we are living in the most dangerous time to be a novice with technology. There in is the dilemma. You can’t get by without it and yet you are going to have to learn things that can be a little complex with a brain that is slowing down.

I am going to break this topic into to parts. This part will be the Pro part of technology and tomorrow’s post will cover the Con portion.

Technology Benefits – When moving to a foreign country.

My feeling is that the majority of people moving to Panama are individuals or couples. A smaller amount are families with children. That means that the people moving here have most of their friends and family back in their country of origin. Continue reading Moving to Panama – Some Technology Pros

I’ve never once been able to explain my car trouble to a mechanic without resorting to sound effects.

Did Apple’s Muse Die with Jobs?

I am baffled with the lack direction that Apple seems to have. It was recently announced that Apple had decided to shut down its router division. I own an Apple Airport Extreme and it is a fantastic router.

In fact, it seems like Apple is quietly dropping several things. It also canceled the stand alone monitor. What will be next?

Could it be the Apple Mac Pro? It came out in 2013 and hasn’t seen any attention since then. There was speculation that a new Mac Pro would be announced in November and that hasn’t happened. Maybe it is on the chopping block too.

The router axing is interesting to me because it is very obvious that the direction of technology is moving into mobile and home automation, Both are very dependent on WiFi.The Internet of Things (IoT) is being targeted by many manufacturers. IoT requires a strong WiFi capability in the house.

Look at Amazon’s Echo, Samsung’s Smart Things Hub, Google’s Mesh Network WiFi routers, Google Home and all of the supporting devices being manufactured for smart homes.

Next year will be the year of the mesh router. You will be able to have a strong WiFi signal in every area of your house.

All that Apple has, that can remotely be considered in that area, is the Apple TV, which supports Apple Home Kit.

Of course Apple Home Kits won’t do anything, if there is no network in the house for Apple to manage and now that network doesn’t have a chance of running on Apple hardware.

So, I have about decided that the muse that inspired Jobs has left the building. It appears that Apple’s current management has become another management team only interested in the bottom line and if that is true, Apple will die.

Math problems were invented by men, just so women would be wrong some of the time.

Restaurante Mar y Tierra in David


Yesterday we tried out the Mar y Tierra restaurant in David. It is good to have another good restaurant open on Sunday’s.

It replaces a previous restaurant Cuatro.

The restaurant is an upscale restaurant and the menu is in the photo album at the end of the post.

The service was extremely good and the food we had was excellent. I had fried shrimp and Lilliam had fish. Both were excellent.

I will be returning to try other items on the menu,

Following is a driving video I did for the Cuatro restaurant, but while the name has changed, the directions are the same.

Following  is the photo album. If you stop in to Mar y Tierra, tell them you heard about them on Chiriquí Chatter.

People are lot less judgey when you say you ate an ‘avocado salad’ instead of a bowl of guacamole

Lilliam: can you pick up milk?
Me: [lifts gallon] yea it’s easy
Lilliam: I mean from the store
Me: I would imagine it weighs the same there too

I’m Pixel – ing


My Google Pixel arrived at E-Shop yesterday.

This may be the first Google Pixel in Panama. This is the best phone I have ever owned.

I decided on the Pixel as opposed to the Pixel XL because I thought it would fit in my pocket easier.

It will take a little time to see if the larger screen would have been a better choice, but at the moment, I think it is going to be fine.

It is fast, the camera works great, and all of my applications have been installed.

I once again feel like I am part of the Internet world.

I typed “married” but it was auto-corrected to “martyred”.
Damn,smartphone has gained intelligence.

So apparently RSVP’ing back to a wedding invite ‘maybe next time’ isn’t the correct response