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Open Source is Totally Realistic: A reply to Rachelbythebay

Developer and author Rachel Kroll recently had kickstarter to fund development of a google reader replacement, which she named fred. She has just posted to her blog a response to the many comments “well why not just open source it?” She mentions a few points, and importantly reminds everyone that preparing software to be released […]

For Some Reason, In the Last Week My Blog Got More Viewers From China Than Anywhere Else

My traffic is pretty low, but, every once in a while, I check it, just to see what’s what. To be fair, we are not talking about tremendous volumes of traffic – but about 50% of those appear to be from China. I cannot imagine that this is anything but automated skimming from China – […]

WSJ Very Sincerely Doesn’t Understand Bandwidth Or Monitor Resolution

Tl;dr The WSJ performs some truly sloppy reporting when it states that the new MacBook Pro, with Retina display, will bring corporate networks to a halt, as they require more bandwidth. The Wall Street Journal, today, had this to say: CIOs with loose bring-your-own-device policies might find their corporate networks clogged should employees bring the […]

Passwords in Wallets? Maybe Not So Much…

Bruce Schneier wrote, a few years back, that a good idea for password safety is to write down your passwords and put them in your wallet. I brought this up at work and a coworker immediately pointed out that this would be disastrous if you ever lost your wallet: every form of identification, giving away, […]

Gmail, Why Do You Choose to Spite Me So?

I used to do a lot of front end development, so I find bad user controls to be particularly vexing. I doubt this makes me special, as it probably annoys most other humans, too. However, some things just pop off the page at me. The below is one of them. Gmail, despite the fact that […]