"Patchwork living" is a good description of my life with technology. One of the meanings of the word patch is to repair a tear, a breach, in a material. By extension, "patching" software or firmware means to fix something that is damaged, torn, or no longer functioning as it should. A software security patch, for example, repairs a new (or newly discovered) breach in the security capabilities of a device, service, or application. This kind of repair work defines my patchwork-living lifestyle. I spend a lot of time being interrupted by, and then managing, the bleeping, jumping, jiggling mess…
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