Books, Covers, and Judging Them.


So – somewhere or other, again, I heard the expression “don’t judge a book by its cover!” Unbidden, the thought popped into my head. “Why not?” Much like Mike Rowe likes to go off on “work smarter not harder” as not only trite, but actively harmful, I realized that while there was a kernel of […]

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The Upcoming Fight Over Phone Payments


There’s an interesting battle developing related to the new “Apple Pay” feature introduced with the iPhone 6 series of phones. The Background Apple Pay uses a hardware feature called NFC, or near field communication. It’s a combination of antenna, radio, and identification chips that can only broadcast for extremely short ranges, and thus is incredibly […]

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Learning


Recently, an article was published on the effectiveness of taking notes by hand on paper vs. via typing/computer. I found it interesting in part because it reflects something that has been part of my learning and creative habits, that I always assumed were formed mostly by the unavailability of cheap portable computers, and the ready […]

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Chromebook Management and Wifi Networks: Devices vs. Users


I’ve recently had some experience adding 30 or so Chromebooks to a school network, complete with device management licenses, and so far I am, overall, impressed. One thing that is actually pretty cool because you can actually set available and auto-connected wifi networks for managed Chromebooks based on what organization or suborganization they belong to. […]

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Not Very Wise Support


Perhaps I’ve been living in a standards-compliant web-design bubble. I’ve always been aware that one had to design around and account for odd quirks in page design when making sure websites look just as good in Microsofts Internet Explorer as they do in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. I’ve even run across a few business banking […]

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Exercise and Life


(Before starting, I’ll note that I had my friend, and fitness trainer Mike Bronco of Bronco’s Gym and the book Man School go over this to make sure I didn’t advise something utterly wrong. Any mistakes made here are utterly mine.) This post is a change of pace. Usually I talk tech, the computers and […]

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