Don’t Use Greasemonkey Scripts

Greasemonkey scripts, and the de facto repository userscripts.org, are the anarchist’s answer to Firefox plugins and Chrome extensions. They offer oftentimes very helpful tools and tricks, little Javascript/DOM trinkets, some rather...

The Digital World is Full of Possibility and Worry

I come to the discussion of the impact of technology on our lives from two perspectives. I hold a Ph.D. in psychology, am the author of Raising Generation Tech: Prepare...

Fan-boy Rant – Interoperability and Integration among Microsoft Hardware

Well you are aware that I've bought Microsoft Band and I also said I am a Microsoft fan-boy. Even though I really like every technology out there, and use what serves...

What’s the definition of insanity again?

Oh, that’s right. Last week a reporter from The Verge shared a personal dilemma with her readers. Her parents had gone through three (sub-$400) Windows laptops over...

Can Microsoft Make a Usable Tablet OS?

Let's be clear here, I'm not talking about hardware. Microsoft has done a fine job with the Surface line. Building durable good looking slates, with; kickstands, ample ports, powerful...

Wei Qi: A Gentle, Badass Hyperpolyglot

Look, I don’t know what my problem is, and I’m not proud of this, but I’m sort of a racial/national/ideological/ethnic tension rubbernecker. It’s fascinating to me how many different ways mankind...

iPhones Could Help Fight Crime, Terror

The FBI maintains a national fingerprint and criminal history database. Its uses include helping to find and convict bad guys, helping to free good guys, and helping you hire a babysitter...

Reach Out And Touch Your Windows

I don’t recall what year it was, maybe 2003 or 2004, but I remember watching a video of Bill Gates giving a keynote address at some event. Without the aid...

Building a Backup Drive

Call me old fashioned, or careful, but I like having a data backup that I can feel and touch. And when your talking about backup, redundancy is key. Redundancy is...

Flyin’ Ryan, Tell Me What to Buy!

I spotted an RC helicopter on Newegg and figured teaching my infant how to crash a helicopter would be a good father-son activity, you know? And it was. But my sweet...