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Musing about software, servers, and the awful, awful mess that is technology.

A Six Dollar Keyboard

2016-10-08_15-08-26_143So the last time around when I got the deals email from Monoprice.com, the subject mentioned their new “essentials” keyboard for $5.99 USD. That’s right, 6 bucks for a keyboard.

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HBO Now and User Experience

uxNot long ago I was discussing with some friends on how Apple’s innovation has slipped, but in the course of the discussion it came up that Apple really isn’t that terribly innovative. They’re hailed as innovative frequently but really, none of their namesake products are revolutionary, and really never have been. That’s not their  game.

Apple plays the long game; their products are frequently late to market by most measures. The iPhone was not the first smartphone, the iPod not the first MP3 player, and the iMac not the first All in one computer. Continue Reading…

Comparing Content Management Systems

Today I’d like to go over some of the Content Management Systems I’ve used in my time so far, and the pros and cons of all of them in terms of usefulness, ideal type for some given applications, and other things.  I’ll be discussing WordPress (my choice for this site,) Tumblr, Medium, and Facebook. Continue Reading…