Category: Information

Ad Blockers and the complicated web

Look, I hate using an ad blocker. It keeps website revenue limited, hurting those who provide the content I enjoy.  In some cases, it leaves me wondering what I’ve missed – whether something has been blocked or limited for the wrong reasons and I’m seeing a broken chunk of the website I want to read....

TRS-80 Model I

Crazy Days – Learning and Doing in the Computer Age

Okay, ‘computer age’ is probably dated at this point – everything is a computer, so how can it be otherwise?  Still, I grew up as computers did.  From the TRS-80 and VIC-20 (and Commodore 64) of my high school days to Xeon processors, OS X, iPhones and tablets and Android and smart watches and more,...

Apple I

Look Where We’ve Been

I hate to do this in some ways, but I’ll make it short.  Recently, Marco Arment posted a small article suggesting that quality has slipped a bit within Apple and they need to step up their game.  It was a reasoned and valid argument, and I agree with him.  I also really respect his regret...