Six Life Lessons

I am a sucker for lists. I fall for this link bait every time. This one resonates. http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20121002115428-204263538-the-six-lessons-i-live-by?trk=eml-mktg-top12-s-1219-p7

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Android

Android is Enjoying the Success of Leftover Consumers

Update 8/16/2012: Seems like I may not have been so far off in my predictions.  Bryan Bishop of the Verge reports that a January 2011 report from Apple asking why consumers would choose Android powered smart phones over iOS seems to point to a consumer preference to stay with their current provider.  If you like […]

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Apps vs Web Apps

Apps or Web Apps…now that is the question! Without a doubt, mobile apps are a hot area in today’s delivery of computer programs.  The top three mobile platforms combined offer more than half-a-million downloadable applications.  It seems as if overnight what used to marketed as “visit us on the web at” has morphed into “visit us […]

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Complexity

You would think this would be “duh” research. But it always helps to see it empirically. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/345994/The_No._1_Cause_of_IT_Failure_Complexity

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The Insecurity of Password Security

Astonishing, Shocking, and Surprising I have skimmed over several posts the past day-and-a-half detailing the seemingly shocking statistics regarding the lack of thought and security we end-users place when conjuring up passwords.  Gasp! Someone actually used 1234567 as a password?  Security consultants around the globe are printing these articles en masse, building their long awaited […]

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OS X.6 Upgrade (Snow Leopard)

Normally I’m not an early adopter, but I just couldn’t resist the proposed speed enhancements of Apple’s new baby.  So just to see if it is worth the $29, I went ahead handed over the cash, loaded 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and recorded some [very unofficial] tests. Conversion Overall, the conversion was an exercise in simplicity.  Lots […]

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Busted iPhone 3G

So I am at my niece’s birthday party last weekend and I get to talking about my new iPhone with my brother-in-law’s brother, Chris. To clarify – he is my wife’s sister’s husband’s brother, get that? Anyway, Chris whips out his old iPhone 3G and HOLY CRAP the face of it looks like it has […]

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