I’ve talked about App.net before, but it wasn’t possible to sign up until recently. But now that I have I’ve discovered that it’s the Twitter I wish still existed; I’m a convert. No advertisements disguised as “promoted tweets”, just posts … Read More
If you’ve ever seen a cop show on TV you’ve probably seen examples of software that can magically take a photo of someone and search image databases to find all about them. Unfortunately, it doesn’t necessarily work that way in … Read More
What happened to Japan's electronic giants? Well, for one thing they couldn’t take advantage of the software revolution that replaced hardware in many devices. The profit margins with software-powered products are far greater and at the same time allows for … Read More
37Signals, the maker of Basecamp and other web-based collaboration tools, doesn’t hire programmers based on puzzles, API quizzes, math riddles, or other parlor tricks. The only reliable gauge I’ve found for future programmer success is looking at real code they’ve … Read More
While it’s been pretty clear that Google has pretty much abandoned its Google Reader RSS aggregator service, at least they’ve kept it running, that is, until now. Lots of users are reporting problems with it, although it’s not completely down … Read More
9 Things That Are Never Admitted About Open Source – Datamation.
When a disaster occurs, Twitter is often the first to break the news. But at the same time, it’s often the source of plenty of untruths that often propagate faster then the real news and resist efforts to debunk them. … Read More
If you were a Mac user back in the 1980s, you certainly remember Talking Moose, a little animated moose head that spouted random phrases from time to time. Its creator, Steven Halls, is bringing it back for modern Macs in … Read More