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Welcome to Series, a new type of story on Medium

March 7th, 2017 · No Comments

Series are mobile stories that can be added to over time and unfold card by card with the tap of your finger

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Why AWS has such a big lead in the cloud | TechCrunch

February 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

First, they said no one will use it, then maybe only startups will use it — but they won’t use it for anything real. Then it was enterprises will never use it, then enterprises will never use it for anything mission critical.

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YouTube’s Horrendous Changes

February 20th, 2017 · No Comments

So if YouTube wants to keep viewership up the way to do it is go back to showing me stuff I might actually want to watch rather than shoving stuff in front of me that you think is going to keep my interest. Because guess what, its not going to.

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Inside Medium’s meltdown: Evan Williams’ startup – Business Insider

February 17th, 2017 · Comments Off on Inside Medium’s meltdown: Evan Williams’ startup – Business Insider

A big misstep by the startup’s billionaire founder has angered some people and hurt his credibility.

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End Of The Internet As We Know It

January 19th, 2014 · No Comments

Given the recent NSA revelations it seems appropriate to now discuss the end of the Internet as we know it and talk about building the new Internet.

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Cerulean Opens Up Trilliam IM Protocol

June 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Cerulean, the company behind the great IM client program Trillian is opening up their IM protocol. I’ve been a very long time user of Trillian on Windows and even iOS. They have always had really decent support in connected to the various other IM systems and everything feature wise you’d want.

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Time Service At Microsoft Is Incorrect

June 13th, 2013 · No Comments

So for a few days I couldn’t figure out why the time on my Windows laptop was ahead by 4-5 minutes. I figured the time sync service/feature in control panel wasn’t working so I went to take a look there. Clicked update a few times to make sure it was working. Yup, its working but […]

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NewsBlur vs Feedly – Let the RSS Reader Wars Begin

June 5th, 2013 · No Comments

Since Google announced shutting down Google Reader I’ve been looking for a new news reader that fits my needs. I’ve been using Feedly for a month or more. Although the iOS app is pretty decent the web based experience is terrible. The only way to use it is through some Chrome extension. Its terrible and […]

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Apple Fixes Terrible UI Design

June 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

Perhaps someone from Apple heard Jobs screaming from his grave or read my blog post and decided to fix the terrible layout of the audio buttons on the iPhone lock screen.  I believe it was just fixed in iOS 6.1.4. See this post on how they screwed up at one point. Glad to see it […]

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Microsoft’s New Gravity Defying Magnesium

October 16th, 2012 · No Comments

Breaking News!! Microsoft invented a new type of magnesium that is lighter than actual Magnesium according to some PR bullshit: At 1.5 pounds, the Surface isn’t the lightest 10-inch tablet. It’s not even the thinnest, at 0.37 inches. Still, Microsoft claims that it feels lighter than other 1.5-pound devices, partly because it’s made of magnesium, […]

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Category: Design · General

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