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 … Continue reading
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.
Internet service providers can be frustrating. Perhaps that’s why bricks were invented. Throwing them into the glass doors of ISP buildings can be quite fun. People often view ISPs as these companies that never want to improve or innovate; an oligopoly of firms that sit together discussing how they will screw their customers over while sipping coffee. I have something to say about that: If you think that superficially, then public education really did its job. It provided the frame … Continue reading
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