I was recently in an online discussion about whether or not technologists should use “managed services” like the one I work for.Read More Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose
Introduction It was the dawn of a new century in the tech world. We’d just survived the great Y2K scare which, for many of us, turned out to be nothing. I spent a memorably pleasant Y2K eve playing board games and sipping champagne at my company’s East Cambridge office, enjoying the company of my co-workers. […]Read More The Eternal Novice Trap
A coworker at my previous job once said in response to my whining a bit about having just lost 700 songs from my digital music library “Let go of your music collection!”. That got me thinking, long and hard.Read More I don’t WANT to let go! The Media Rip Saga – Part 1: Formats and Tools.
Working for Amazon has been a revelation to me in ways large and small.Read More Hacking the Wetware
A while ago I wrote a post about the then new Apple iPad Pro with its awesome keyboard. I gushed about it already in that post, and that aspect hasn’t changed, but I’ve gotta say, Apple’s new version of IOS really catapults this device into new planes of usefulness.Read More IOS 11 Makes the iPad Pro Sing!
Civility is not cowardice. Civility is not giving up. Civility is not support or endorsement. Civility does not make you a victim. Civility is not weakness. Civility is strength. Civility is poise. Civility always has the upper hand. Civility may lose a skirmish, but it always, always wins the war. Keep fighting the good fight, […]Read More Civility is…
There are some people I talk to who at the mere mention of video games will give me a look that says “You are a child” and then proceed to tell me about how they’d never play games because they’re an utter waste of time. Valiant Hearts is a fine example of why I think […]Read More Valliant Hearts – My Kind of Game
So, after suffering a few years with a flaky iPad Air 2, my lovely wife convinced me that it was OK to treat myserlf last week, and I got myself a 9.7″ iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard. To be honest, I’ve been super unhappy with Apple keyboards of late. They seem to think that […]Read More Apple IPad Pro Smart Keyboard
Readers of this blog will know that I love mechanical keyboards. Traditionally I go for the super clicky Cherry MX Brown switches. However, my next door neighbor at work very politely informed me that I was driving him stark raving bug house with the machine gun like sound of my typing. So, after some heart […]Read More So I got a new keyboard (WASD Code 104 Key)
A couple of years back, frustrated by the challenges of running my own WordPress site, I decided to give Pelican a try.Read More I Pushed the “Easy” Button 🙂