Category Archives: Technology

Homeshoring

By | December 29, 2020

Thanks to Covid-19, everyone who can be has been “homeshored.” The cost savings for companies “allowing” employees to work from home must be staggering. They’ve offloaded their spending on HVAC, power, water, internet bandwidth, office supplies, coffee, and toiletries to the employees. I expect homeshoring to continue, in large part, after Covid-19 is “over” (however… Read More »

The beautiful Silent ThunderBolt-3 PC

By | December 23, 2020

I looked for hubs supporting 4k60 and USB-3 and read many good things about the CalDigit TS3 Plus. Source: The beautiful Silent ThunderBolt-3 PC Once again, the CalDigit TS3+ saves the day. Mine’s been a real lifesaver for using my 2019 MacBook Pro, primarily in “clamshell” mode.

Supporting the 2020 U.S. election

By | December 10, 2020

Yesterday was the safe harbor deadline for the U.S. Presidential election and enough states have certified their election results to determine a President-elect. Given that, we will start removing any piece of content uploaded today (or anytime after) that misleads people by alleging that widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S.… Read More »

Not completely related to personal accounts being banned, but something that hap… | Hacker News

By | November 2, 2020

It’s incredibly scary that Google’s moderation bots can be a single point of failure for a business employing 20+ people. Source: Not completely related to personal accounts being banned, but something that hap… | Hacker News When you’re starting a business now, you simply have to factor this possibility into the plan. How are you… Read More »

Cruz in heated exchange with Twitter’s Dorsey: ‘Who the hell elected you?’ | TheHill

By | October 29, 2020

Dorsey noted that every person or organization that signs up to have an account on Twitter agrees to its terms and services. Source: Cruz in heated exchange with Twitter’s Dorsey: ‘Who the hell elected you?’ | TheHill In a world of weasel words, said about so many things, this one has to be in the… Read More »

Breach at Dickey’s BBQ Smokes 3M Cards

By | October 20, 2020

One of the digital underground’s most popular stores for peddling stolen credit card information began selling a batch of more than three million new card records this week. KrebsOnSecurity has learned the payment card data was stolen in a two-year-long data breach at more than 100 Dickey’s Barbeque Restaurant locations around the country. Source: Breach… Read More »

Analog vs. Digital

By | October 19, 2020

The popular recording of “Love is a Battlefield,” by Pat Benetar, is almost mono. There’s very little stereo separation or spatialization. When CD’s came out, there was a marketing effort to make digital recording a differentiator to boost sales. I think Michael Jackson’s “Bad” album was the first one to brag that it was a… Read More »

A San Francisco ‘Co-Living’ Startup Suddenly Shut Down, Leaving Tenants In Limbo

By | October 19, 2020

San Francisco-based “co-living platform” HubHaus has collapsed, saying it has no funds, leaving people using its platform to rent rooms in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Washington DC, in limbo. Source: A San Francisco ‘Co-Living’ Startup Suddenly Shut Down, Leaving Tenants In Limbo Oh, look. A scammy “Web 2.0” app company reselling real estate… Read More »

Apple Removing SD Card Slots

By | October 19, 2020

A couple of friends installed flush-sized SD memory cards in their MacBook Air’s, which are used as hard drives by the OS, because they were running out of room on the internal drive. It occurs to me, well after the fact, that a non-trivial reason Apple removed those slots was to prevent this scenario, as… Read More »