Y'know things that are all the rage? Blogs. Everyone has one; or at least had one before Facebook, Twitter et al diluted the realtime pool.
Since I'm nu-old skool — and watching endless streams of people retweeting the decades old picture of that cat with the lime on its head using bit.ly links is stupefyingly pointless — I figured why not make a blog? The main difference here compared with other people's blogs is that instead of being limited to one topic, you get a little slice of everything all mashed up. Now Im dahn wiv da yoof.
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I have hundreds and hundreds of DVDs taking up space on shelves in my living room. A huge investment that I don’t want to lose, and I love movies. Time to get my geek on and find a better way. Step into my parlour to see how I did it…
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Throwing technology at the service industry to improve customer service is the trend du jour. But it seems that ill-conceived rollouts have negative effects on customer experience.
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The internet operates without national boundaries. Countries and governmments operate within them. They see this as a problem. Here’s why.
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Automated calls. We’ve all had them. But what do you do when they go wrong with rather comedic results?
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Text to speech still has a way to go before it becomes broadly useful and not inadvertently funny, it seems.
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Help! The government can’t locate me in a photo so I won’t be able to travel anywhere until they do.
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Oi, Apple! When I set some user preferences, have the decency to honour them because it’s my choice, not yours.
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Unlocking your phone with a passphrase, password or pattern takes time. Using your thumbprint is virtually instantaneous, and it’s guaranteed to belong to you, right? Wrong.