Millennials vs. Gen-X

For those of you confused about the generational cohorts (and why shouldn’t you be confused about this arbitrary, ageist grouping of people), Pew Research Center has come up with a definite delineation, based on birth year. So, FYI, here’s how it goes: The Silent Generation: Born 1928-1945 (73-90 years old) Baby Boomers: Born 1946-1964 (54-72 years old) […]

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New Site Update (with WordPress, no less)

Geez, you spend a little bit of effort upgrading the blog, switching architectures, updating images, importing some 18 years of blog posts … and you’re accused of not blogging for over a year. A guy can’t win. Seriously, though, the age of open-sourced Movable Type is over. It’s either pay five hundred bucks a year, […]

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FPSRussia Guy was Shot to Death

Oh, man. This is sad. I actually secretly liked this guy’s videos. He had this great fake Russian accent and fired a lot of guns. Mr. Ratliff’s passion for firearms made him something of a celebrity on the Internet, where he helped make scores of videos about high-powered and exotic guns and explosives. His YouTube […]

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The worst part of censorship is … #SOPA #PIPA

I’d take the whole site offline today, but I’m not sure anyone’s reading it. So here’s the next best thing… in lieu of snapping a Blackberry pic and sending it in, I’m putting up a blackout image to help protest #SOPA and #PIPA. Update: Turns out I can redirect everything to this image with a […]

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iPhone’s Siri vs. A Human Assistant

A comparison of the iPhone 4S’s automated assistant. I suppose it’s great if you don’t know how to start a web search on your iPhone, or know how to call a florist. iPhone’s Siri vs. My Human Assistant – Video Library – The New York Times Related articles iPhone 4S: How to Teach Siri to […]

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Steve Jobs Dies

Image via Wikipedia I suppose it wasn’t entirely unexpected, but it’s a pretty sad situation. I wonder what the future of computing, media, and networking will look like without Jobs’ crazily gifted innovation. It’s long been Silicon Valley legend: Jobs and Wozniak built their first commercial product, the Apple 1, in Jobs’ parents’ garage in […]

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5 Reasons No One Is Guestposting At Your (My) Blog

Image via Wikipedia Well, obviously, I’ve not been looking for guest posters. But apparently, it’s a thing you can do to get more content and more readers. Interesting concept. At least I’d feel like I was talking to someone besides myself.   Ask any pro blogger and he will tell you that the more content […]

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Still online?

Had a massive motherboard failure on my box, which was essentially a desktop machine crammed into a 4-u rack mount chassis. I originally thought the power supply was dead, but when I replaced the unit, the machine still wouldn’t start. Turned out the board was completely fried, though not the fault of the hosting provider, […]

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Bloglines back from the dead

Very good news. They were the best, fastest, and most solid aggregator around. We’re happy to announce that Ask.com has entered into an agreement with MerchantCircle to keep Bloglines up and running! That means your news feeds will remain available (with your same password) indefinitely. Ask.com will maintain the current Bloglines service as-is until at […]

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