Category Archives: General Tech
Despite innovation being held back by policy, it always manages to happen anyway. A while back, the 3-D printer has allowed people to give the middle finger to gun control. Today, people are using 3-D printers to give the middle finger to mother nature.
Isn’t that just awesome? Now, instead of screaming at an ATM because you can’t get your money out, you get in a private chatroom with some girl or dude who calms you down and points out that the gun you just pulled out won’t really kill the person behind the screen.
I previously wrote about why SEO is bullshit, so I thought, “If no one shot me until now, I guess that’s a green light for me to write another ‘bullshit’ article I was planning.” Since you folks enjoyed it so much, I thought it would be appropriate to cover a broader topic: Fanboyism. Fanboyism is a theory, much like Communism, that stipulates that if you stick to something long enough, you’ll actually achieve something. Look how far that got us back in the 60s:
I said it. Search engine optimization (SEO), a practice held up for many years as a great way to get your page on the top of Google’s search results is (mostly) a bullshit practice nowadays. Most people in the SEO field are as clueless about Google’s algorithm as psychics are about electromagnetism.
Perhaps you have a dad or a grandfather that was working in the tech industry back in the day when computers were just a bunch of lightbulbs. If you do, you must have heard of how great assembly (ASM) language was. Even though it’s still used today, it’s not as popular a language as it once was. This is mainly because of all the other simpler languages that don’t call for torches and voodoo dolls, such as C, C++, Delphi, PHP, and Java.
A lot of people in the 21st century work in front of desks with computer screens (and dancing around a pole). Even throughout the 20th century, we had the ladies in typewriters who worked at the newspaper headquarters. We had people working at the post office transmitting telegrams. The trend in the last 50 years has been to give people the chance to sit down while working. Now, it’s the “mouse, keyboard, and screen” era. I’m one of them, sitting on my ass for 14 hours a day in front of a computer (mostly to troll people on the Web, but that’s another story). You may or may not know, however, that this kind of work is killing you. Let’s have a look at an infographic from my friends at Learn Stuff:
Meet Bob… Bob’s an idiot. Bob uses Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Gmail, and collaborates with a lot of large enterprises to provide them with good tasty material about technology. But he’s still an idiot. Do you know why Bob’s an idiot? You don’t? That’s because I didn’t tell you why. Bob’s an idiot because he uses the same password for all of the services he uses online. Like 60 percent of users who use the same password for more than one application online, Bob just doesn’t know how else to remember shit.
Good morning, fellas! Today, I’ve been asked to say where I see technology in the future. It’s a tough question to answer, considering the direction it’s been taking. But, believe it or not, there’s an elegant formula to it all: Moore’s Law.
On October 19th, SCS Software released Euro Truck Simulator 2, a game that hopes to trump any other simulator they’ve made so far. The day before its release, I received a press copy from the company (a big thanks!) and I took the time to analyze every aspect of the game I could. The day after release, I have played the game sufficiently to do a comprehensive review in full confidence. If you want to lift the 90 km/h limit, there’s a link near the bottom of this article. So, without further ado, I present to you my review of Euro Truck Simulator 2:
For those of you who use earbuds on a daily basis, you know there’s a mysterious force that acts upon them in your pockets that turns them into something that looks so horrid that you have considered taking them to an exorcist, even if you’re an atheist! If the picture on the top left is anything less than horrifying for you, then you seriously need help. This picture represents everything that’s wrong with the headphone world.