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

Where’s the trust?

install-ask-toolbar-300x256It’s getting awful crowded in my sky.

Speaking as someone who grew up on computers and the Internet I find myself more and more cringing at the state of tech these days. I don’t think it’s on a decline or anything, despite the jokes that go around the average user I think is getting more and more savvy every year. I mean yeah we still have the ones that think computers come with cupholders in the front, but what’cha gonna do.

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The Tech Blogs Screw it up Again

Do you have any idea how hard it is to find pictures of this damn thing?

So with Apple’s last keynote they announced a new MacBook and indeed a new kind of laptop altogether. Despite the press insisting otherwise, it does haveĀ two ports, a USB-C and a headphone jack, not just the USB-C. And like any other time Apple drops a new thing, the tech media proceeded to lose their minds over said thing for the next week.

After watching this circus in my Feedly for said week, I’ve decided to put up some thoughts here on why the tech blogs are crap and the clickbait articles are getting old, and how I’m smarter than all of them in my own head. Let’s go! Continue Reading…

Hide Icons from the Dock in OSX

Annoying little...

Annoying little…

dock_iconI love the way the dock handles your applications in OSX. I really do, it’s a nice way to look down and immediately know about 99% of the stuff running on your system. That said, there are a few things that really don’t belong there.

Regularly, I open photos. Those familiar with OSX know about the Preview app, OSX’s handy built in photo viewer that also does minor editing. The annoying thing is, it’s an app, and so takes a spot on the dock. Why? Continue Reading…