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, … Continue reading
So, the world didn’t end, Obama got re-elected, the weather’s sunny, some rabbit got laid today, and I just wiped a booger off my keyboard. I’ve had emails from readers who were thinking that I’ve been kidnapped by the IRS or something. It’s been a while and I didn’t even know what to say, but Christmas came along and I decided to take advantage of today to have an excuse to write something. Cats. Airplanes. Sandwiches. Bleh.
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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. We’re moving at a pace that perhaps isn’t as fast as people were saying we would back in the 70s, but we’ve gone from thinking that there’s no use for a computer in the home to holding small … Continue reading
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, … Continue reading
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.
I’m compelled to say that ink is way too expensive. Everyone says it. My mother, my wife, and my cats don’t like how much ink costs, particularly when there’s something urgent to print and you’ve just run out of printer ink. This is the reason many people enter these fits of rage over the printer companies. In fact, anti-capitalists absolutely love mentioning this as the point of why we need some socialist policies that steal money from one person to fill … Continue reading
Apple came up with the iPhone 5, and this got me curious. Fanboys beware: There will be some disturbing questions asked on this article, like “Will it stand up to what Nokia is going to serve?” or “How about that phone that Samsung already has on the market?”
There are lots of assumptions on what different genders consider important and/or how they spend their time online. While the superfluous battle of the sexes continues, some people actually crunched the numbers and found out some surprising things about gender differences across the Web. See for yourself what we do online in an infographic by Broadband Expert. The survey was conducted on July 2012 with 1029 respondents of both sexes.