Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

Best NU Wedding Cake Ever, Image Capture Everywhere, ACA and News Cycle, I’m Done with Hockey Fights, NFL Scoring, Master of Puppets

I’m on the plane to Orange County, Calif., and took in this Economist article about the ubiquity of digital recording. As I read it, part of me was doing the older-person “These broad changes to society are bad!” reaction, but I told myself years ago that I wouldn’t be one of those people who can’t […]

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The One Swear Word That Still Shocks Me, NFL Week 13 Picks, Yahoo! Fantasy Outage, Mobile Quotability

I can’t stop eating pomegranate seeds lately. Beautiful AND delicious – like a haggis. I’ve clearly been desensitized to foul language in my day, because the only word that still genuinely shocks me is “c—“. (Not the one that rhymes with “rock”.) I can barely even type the dashes without recoiling. This must be because […]

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Server Geography, Election, NFL Week 9 Picks

I saw that Gawker’s sites, hosted by Datagram, are still on their Tumblr backup servers a full five days after the Sandy disaster first hit. I’m puzzled why any high-traffic site would use a hosting facility in NYC in the first place – aside from the flooding potential that was all too real this week, […]

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FED Life, Marketing Pablum, CAGR Formula for Excel, NFL Week 5 Picks

In my former career, I was once a FED (front-end developer, for you n00bs) for Slate, where I spent my days beating up on XSLT conditionals and dreaming of a world free from IE 6. I therefore thought this article from did a good job laying the job out there for anyone who has […]

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Fast Crumbling in Technology

Awesomeness 2009: Nokia phones, Groupon hype Not Awesomeness 2012: Nokia earnings, Groupon accounting Amazing how fast companies go from star to dud in the technology world. A quarter should count for a year of longevity in this field.

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Flipboard … Flipboard Squad is the Greatest

I’m writing this blog post from our iPad’s WordPress app. (Aside: this is an extremely rare example of a WordPress platform app that’s less user-friendly than I’d like. Normally the peeps at Automattic tear it up, such as on Android handset or the sweet redesigns to the dashboard and admin pages, but the iPad is […]

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Target’s Troubles

I’ve been reading up today on what I once thought was a pretty cool and bold redesign, but now is an evident disaster: the relaunch of after the company’s break from Amazon. Fun dog photos on the homepage aside, it seems the site is plagued by timeout errors, vanishing wedding/baby registries and unresponsive customer-service […]

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Electricity’s Out, But Does It Matter?

Actually yes, the soon-to-be skunked beer in our fridge will let you know it does matter, but this gives me a chance to write about how advanced a time we live in: I sit here in the dark, yet I’m still able to access the full breadth of thousands of years of human knowledge through […]

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Pat’s 16 Best Android Apps

Not too long ago, I was admittedly indifferent to this mobile thing, even as a professional digital dude. This was because: I had BlackBerrys for work and found them useful but nothing revolutionary; I mistakenly chalked the iPhone hype up to characteristic Apple-fan hyperventilation; I stuck to my old clamshell phone because I’m really cheap. […]

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New Phone Up In Here

This post is coming to you courtesy of the new HTC Incredible I picked up today and the equally cool WordPress app for Android. Here’s hoping it leads to increased updates around here.

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