If you’re still using Facebook, chances are you have received a message from a friend via Facebook Messenger. And if you use Facebook Messenger, chances are you hate it. In 2015 it was documented as one of the most hated apps available.
Yet billions of users have it on their phones. Continue reading Hate Messenger? Lighten Up
Google offers one of the best word processors in the market with its Docs app. It is responsive, built in the cloud and comes packed with advanced collaboration features. But like most technology, it can also be infuriating, tricky to use and sometimes limited. Continue reading Top Tips for Google Docs
In the first installment I shared my initial experience with wireless security cameras and a network video recorder (NVR).
In a matter of weeks it became obvious the wireless camera idea wasn’t going to float. While installation was a breeze (so far I had not ventured into the attic!) the reliability of the signal was far from ideal. I’m sure if our house was less rambling or made of different materials this would not have been an issue… so your mileage may vary.
Eventually I resigned myself to stringing cable across creation. Continue reading IP Camera Fun
Who do you use?
I’m often asked who I recommend for web hosting, domain names, etc. Here’s the answer…
I register domains through Go Daddy. Despite pushy upsells and tacky advertising campaigns, they have been reliable over the years. Regardless of who hosts my site, all domains are centrally managed through one Go Daddy account. The only “add on” I recommend is the privacy option. There is so much spam and junk mail targeted at domain registrations it really is a worthwhile addition.
Continue reading Happy Hosts
Earlier this year I decided to string up some security cameras on the house. Like many projects, this one took on a life of its own.
I decided to share my experiences after playing around with several different cameras, network setups and software packages. Maybe you can glean some nuggets of wisdom? Or maybe you’ll just find comic relief in my haphazard abuse of the English language? Let’s find out…
Chapter 1: Wired or Wireless?
Axis Communications design cameras with industrial-strength features and provide free software that makes for a simple setup using a secure interface to view online.
Continue reading My IP Camera Lessons
So it appears the fox-guarding-the-henhouse approach to regulation continues.
For someone who claims to be working for the American people, Ajit Pai sure doesn’t seem to care what they have to say. In his announcement today that the FCC would vote whether to roll back net neutrality rules on December 15, he made no mention of the inconvenient fact that his proposal had attracted…
via The FCC’s craven net neutrality vote announcement makes no mention of the 22 million comments filed — TechCrunch
Alphabet is reportedly mulling a $1B investment in Lyft
Continue reading Need a Lyft?
The first real step towards a world of Jonny Quest rocket planes traversing the globe.
SpaceX has succeeded in re-launching one of its Falcon 9 rockets for the first time ever, an undertaking that saw the first ever reflight of an entire orbital class rocket ever, by anyone. The achievement is a key ingredient in SpaceX’s long-term business plan for making rocket launches more affordable and accessible to corporate and…
via SpaceX successfully re-launches an orbital Falcon 9 rocket for the first time — TechCrunch
We spend a lot of time and words on what autonomous cars can do, but sometimes it’s a more interesting question to ask what they can’t do. The limitations of a technology are at least as important as its capabilities. That’s what this little bit of performance art tells me, anyway. Read More
via Laying a trap for self-driving cars — TechCrunch
Did you ever wonder if the term “Love-Hate Relationship” existed before computers?
I think it probably did. But I’m guessing it’s used a great deal more today.
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