The Playbook has been widely criticized ever since the first models were released. I’ve noticed that many of those criticisms dissolve when you lower the cost of the device to free; the Playbook does all the things I want a … Continue reading
Category Archives: Compute
And now, in a break from the previous trend of fluffy posts, we have a tutorial on how to (deep breath): connect PHP to a MSSQL Server 2008 instance over ODBC from Ubuntu Linux using the FreeTDS driver and unixODBC. … Continue reading
Recently I’ve been thinking of services like Google+ and Chatter as flattened email. A post on one of those networks is quite similar to an email that you send-to-all, and to replicate email in Google+, you can simply make a … Continue reading
The enthusiast quickly discovers that new social networks like Google Plus are not interesting for their explicit, outlineable featuresets, but rather the subtle, practically indescribable usage-guidance that each included element of design provides to the user. These affordances not only … Continue reading
The idea for this came to me, spurred by absolutely nothing, on my drive home (exactly at the exit from 75 S to 85 N, if you must know), and, humbly, I thought it too clever to pass up.
I did a quick font check on some of Alexa’s top sites to see what the consensus was for navigation fonts. The results are below for the curious and for my own future reference, showing the most likely fonts to … Continue reading
Recently I’ve been looking for a way to rename the Places I have starred in Google Maps, since that feature was yanked from the Blackberry Google Maps app. It turns out your Google Bookmarks page lets you do this; there, … Continue reading
My strategy in development has always been Release Early, Release Awesome.
Recently I was setting up a brand new Toshiba laptop (running Windows 7) to use the WiFi hotspot created by Verizon’s Fivespot, but I ran into a persistent ‘security code mismatch’ issue. Hours of diagnostics later, I came across the … Continue reading