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Don’t You Love Pharmaceutical Warnings?

I know it’s not the usual type of thing I post but I can’t resist. My favorite part of any pharmaceutical ad is when they list the warnings, often in a different voice and said very quickly. It’s always amazing to hear the things one might risk...

Make Your Check Engine Light Useful Again

The problem with one light to cover so many things that can be wrong with a car is that you don’t know how bad it is, or even what you’re being told. A couple of months ago, our family van started having a problem that the mechanic assured me doesn’t...

My Mouse from Microsoft

As far as tools go, I am really picky. Really, really picky. For a long time I had the Logitech Touch Mouse M600 which is a lot like a wireless mouse with a touchpad on top of it. But it’s mouse shaped and full size. I liked it just fine. Unfortunately the...

Working Heterogenously

Every time I start consolidating on a single platform, something happens that completely throws that into disarray. With Ubuntu and other flavors of Linux, I would inevitably hit a point trying to use just that platform where something couldn’t be done well or...

Boycott PC Magazine

A few weeks ago, I was watching TV with my 2 year old and I was flipping through the latest issue of PC Magazine. I was shocked to see a full page pornographic ad. Subsequent issues have maintained these ads and have added one advertising servers with an adjective...