Author Archives: David K.

Bill Allowing Big Tech To Form “Techno-Governments” To Be Announced Today – The Debrief

By | February 26, 2021

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak will be announcing legislation today that will allow major technology companies to effectively form techno-governments. Gov. Sisolak first mentioned the proposal of creating “Innovation Zones” in Nevada during his State-of-the-State address on January 19. “New companies creating groundbreaking technologies can come to Nevada to develop their industries. This will be done without tax… Read More »

What I wish I had known about single page applications – Stack Overflow Blog

By | February 24, 2021

I settled on JHipster, a development platform for building web applications using modern technology: Angular, React or Vue for the client side, and Spring plus Gradle or Maven for the server side. It’s been around for years, is very well documented, and has great community support. Source: What I wish I had known about single… Read More »

Chromebooks outsold Macs worldwide in 2020, cutting into Windows market share – GeekWire

By | February 18, 2021

New numbers show 2020 was the first year that Chromebooks outsold Macs, posting impressive market share gains at the expense of Windows. Computers powered by Google’s Chrome OS have outsold Apple’ Source: Chromebooks outsold Macs worldwide in 2020, cutting into Windows market share – GeekWire Just once, I want to see these graphs and sales… Read More »

Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk radio pioneer, dead at 70 | Fox News

By | February 17, 2021

Rush Limbaugh, the monumentally influential media icon who transformed talk radio and politics in his decades behind the microphone, helping shape the modern-day Republican Party, died Wednesday at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer, his family announced. Source: Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk radio pioneer, dead at 70 | Fox News I literally cannot… Read More »

Fake Amazon reviews ‘being sold in bulk’ online – BBC News

By | February 17, 2021

A Which? investigation found 10 sites offering fake Amazon Marketplace reviews from as little as £5 each. An Amazon spokesman said: “We remove fake reviews and take action against anyone involved in abuse.” Source: Fake Amazon reviews ‘being sold in bulk’ online – BBC News As I was saying, some consumer-protection outfit in our government… Read More »

Ads on the Internet

By | February 12, 2021

I’ve run an ad blocker in my browser since they became a thing. According to the blurb I see, from Business Insider, when I search on “first ad blocker,” that was AdBlock in 2002. And, by the way, this is what you get, if you click on that link in Google: I don’t even bother… Read More »

Playstation 5 and Skyrim

By | February 11, 2021

I’ve been continuing to play through Skyrim on my PS5, and enjoying the extra graphical power. Someone has released some mods that allow you widen the field of view, and crank up the FPS to 60 (or unlimited). Since I’m stuck at 1080p for now, naturally, it works great, and still never slows down, even… Read More »