Editorials

CNET You’re Killing Me!

Landed on a CNET article which my modest mini-computer struggled to load, posted a pretty good comment, browser crashes. Argh. Two gigs of ram just ain’t enough to read a blog article anymore. Their article pages [...]

Folks Locking Down Wifi

Check out this chart from wigle.net which plots out the portions of wifi networks from a lot (143 million hotspots and counting) of crowdsourced data. It shows various degrees of encryption, or lack thereof, over time. [...]

Cord cutters next victim: Alarm systems

The cord cutting trend is gaining as people cut off expensive paid providers. This is laying the ground work for more service providers to get ripped for the same reasons. The reason we were forced to [...]

Windows Losing The Tablet Wars?

As long as retailers keep comparing budget Android tablets to “fully capable light duty” laptop replacements. Where’s the Dell Venue 8? The Toshiba, Lenovo, Acer and Asus 8″ offerings. I know most purchasing decisions are made [...]

Time to stop teaching kids the ABCs

It’s hard to sell me on the benefits of teaching our kids their ABCs at this point in time. Yes, all the letters need to be taught. But the order is wrong. We live in an [...]

My Tech Situation–June 2014

I write so much I just have those times when I stop altogether. Not out of boredom or out of frustration but out of love. As much as I identify myself as many things the one [...]

A Must-See Video of the Impact of Technology on Our Lives

In my recent post, I argue that opportunity costs (time spent doing one thing is time not spent doing other things) may be the greatest threat from technology. A friend just sent me this video titled [...]

Scram Farther (ft. Megyn Kelly)

It seems no one, except my dad, has any idea whether to say farther or further. Isn’t one only for distance? How about figurative usage? Oh what about if it is not figurative per se but [...]

Microsoft: Give me back MY Facebook!

  Again this morning. I took a photo, cropped it, shared it with Facebook, added a one paragraph comment and clicked “post”. Then the message. Some shit like, “your photo can’t be posted at this time”, [...]

You Blew It Rutgers, Damn Hippies

I read the news today, oh boy; about a lucky school that scored an A-list top-shelf high-caliber commencement speaker, Dr. Condoleezza Rice. A real catch, that lady. A real catch. But a bunch of smelly Occupy-type [...]