When Netflix raised its rates last year, it had a lot of unhappy customers on its hands. I think a big part of the dissatisfaction was that people already felt like they weren’t quite getting their money’s worth when they had DVDs just sitting around for a while without being watched. There are plenty of […]
Archive | January, 2012
Although I grew up with AOL Instant Messenger, I’m not much for using IM these days. However, I can still recognize the value of being able to communicate even where you can’t install the chat client you need. From a public library computer or a relative’s computer, being able to chat could be a lifesaver […]
I was tasked with migrating a website from internal hosting to paid hosting. When that “migration” actually meant a redesign, I surveyed the CMS landscape. The current site was running on Joomla! 1.5. This website was the first site I had administered running on the Joomla platform. To be completely honest, I hate Joomla!. There […]
If you have been following tech news lately or have two brain cells between your ears that allow you to read, you know that today is the SOPA Strike day where a number of websites are redirecting from their content to make a point to Congress that the SOPA and PIPA bills will damage the […]
The protests of SOPA and PIPA are going on today and various websites are participating. Here’s a simple gallery of what some of those sites have put in place of their normal content. Google Reddit (more…)
Wikipedia and Reddit are turning off the lights to protest two bills that have been working in our legislative branches that would change the Internet forever as we know it. SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, and PIPA, the Protect Intellectual Property Act, are bills that have been crafted and sponsored by entertainment giants like […]
Growing Leaders Inc wants you to learn to communicate better so your presentations aren’t these stereotypical failures that all of us are all too familiar with. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rHFNJnDPYY The book Habitudes for Communicators comes out tomorrow.
I was recently migrating a Joomla site and everything I saw could have been better utilized as a WordPress site. By customizing a theme, the front-end would have changed as little as possible while the back-end would have been able to enjoy the beautiful, simple and straight-forward admin dashboard of WordPress. To capture some of […]
I have been in the market for a new laptop for a little while. Between delays and the holidays, it came to be 2012 with no new laptop. Then I wanted to wait for the CES so I could see what be coming onto the market and now I wonder if it is worth it […]
Moving society away from such heavy reliance on paper comes at one painful inch at a time. Amazon’s Kindle and other eReaders and tablets out there have certainly done a lot to assist in the cause. Amazon has made available an application for Windows that would allow you to send your personal documents to your […]
Though this commercial is completely fake, it is more truth than what we normally get in Photoshopped magazine covers and makeup commercials.
IPv6 is here and it is the result of lots of hard work, deep thought, and planning ahead so we don’t run into the same situation we have now with IPv4. However, one thing that was not considered in its adoption is our faithful keyboard. IPv6 expands beyond 0-9 and incorporates hexadecimal so we have […]