Ongoing Easter Eggs

Today is Earth day. I sat at my computer and opened up TextSoap for some text clean up and basic Regex work. The icon below is what appeared in my dock. It is such a little thing. But the developer continues to take a little extra time to add these surprises in here, and there … Read more

My own stupidity

I use TextSoap for a lot of cleanup actions. I was running it two weeks ago after upgrading to Big Sur and I saw this in my dock and was convinced it was a bug. I looked in my logs and captured the steps I was doing to reproduce it. I figured the next day … Read more

State of Video and Teleconference

When is started doing a clean up of applications on my computer I noticed a small disturbing trend. There are at least eight applications on my computer that do a similar function. At first I thought this could be limited to uses in a corporate setting but I bet freelancers and small businesses may have … Read more

Twitter will stop running political ads ahead of 2020 election

While I believe Twitter has many problems going on within the company, I view this as a great move. “We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought,” Dorsey tweeted.

Good riddance Google Reader

The big news yesterday on the internet was the discontinuation of the Google Reader service as of July 1st.  There are a ton of great posts on this topic.  Many people are upset about loosing the web view but the only thing that I initially felt there would be a temporary loss of was the … Read more

The Magazine – Marco.org

Marco Arment has just released his new iOS application called “The Magazine“.  The app is the most visually clean reading application since Instapaper.  Each issue comes with four technology articles.  The application allows for subscribing in newsstand for $1.99 a month. Based on the first issue and the great writing this application will be a … Read more

Crafstman Software Development

The other day I was listing to Build and Analyze episode #95 This Unicorn Doesn’t Support NFC. Toward the end of the episode Marco Arment demonstrates how his application, Instapaper, uses voice assist to help others may have some visual impairment. He also went on to showed how a few other applications in the category deployed or … Read more

Announcing nothing !

Is it me or does it seem odd that after the announcement of the Microsoft Surface the excitement I read most about is the integrated kickstand and the keyboard? I am glad to see Microsoft trying to do something different. Competion can force other innovations.  I am also glad the Surface is going to be … Read more

The turd is dead

Dave Caolo at 52Tiger linked to this piece form the NY Times today.  A few things crossed my mind: What took so long? (6 years) Who is the marketing genius that thought brown was a good color? and does he still have a job? Does anyone know someone who has one? What took so long … Read more