Tag Archive for Computing / Tech

Sent From My iPhone

I love this.  :-) Why I Include ‘Sent From My iPhone’ — Even When It’s Not: On more than one occasion, I’ve opened up an email on my MacBook, typed out an answer and then, against my better judgment, typed…

App Review: Vesper for iOS

I have a little problem with weather apps for the iPhone. Every time a new one comes along I grab it, convinced it’s the ultimate and the final one I’ll buy. Until the next one comes along a few weeks…

The Newest Manufacturing Revolution

Absolutely wonderful little column from The Economist via Mr. Jeffrey Tucker. It starts out good, there’s s nice comment about the fetish of manufacturing, and the hits a slam dunk with the final two paragraphs. Manufacturing: The third industrial revolution…

To Be A “Lifelong Pigeon Fancier”

Fascinating, and fun, story. (pic via WSJ) But I do hope never to be known as a “lifelong pigeon fancier.” Pigeon Defeats U.K. Code Breakers – WSJ.com: LONDON—Britain’s world-renowned code-cracking intelligence experts have admitted they’ve met their match—in a dead…

Thoughts On Flame, Iran, and Responsibility

1. If the U.S. government was behind the Flame and/or Stuxnet malware that appears to have intentionally targeted Iran, isn’t that an overt act of war? If we discovered another country’s government did this to the U.S., would we consider…

How A Dentist’s BMW Is Like OLPC

If we were to survey the driveways of 1000 U.S. dentists, we would likely find a great number of them have BMWs, Audis, MBs, Jaguars, etc. Would it make sense to enact a policy giving BMWs, Jaguars, Audis, etc. to…

Quick Review: Clear for iOS, The Art of ToDo

Every once in a while a product comes along that just seems perfect in terms of both form and function. Usually it’s something physical, an object. Once in a while it’s a piece of software (or even a beautiful algorithm).…