My faithful reader knows how I feel about Facebook, it is Evil. Yes, Evil with a capital E. What surprises me is how many companies are using Evil Facebook as their business presence. As I have said before I understand how Evil Facebook has become the new destination on the Interwebs. However the fact that they add advertisements sometimes means that there are some interesting juxtapositions.
You might be wondering why my frustration with NHL GameCenter is taking up so much of my blog recently. I have more topics coming, but am still working on the final details, it will be worth the wait. The reason it has been so much at the forefront is that the level of frustration is [more]
My faithful reader will remember when I wrote about the NHL making it difficult to be a fan. Well the trend continues and just keeps going. I ordered the NHL Center Ice package to allow online streaming after receiving an e-mail about it. It seemed like it would be a perfect fit for me. It [more]
Is it possible for Brad to travel without a laptop I had a recent trip to the West Coast that gave me an opportunity to see if I could travel without a laptop, a personal laptop to be specific. As some of you know I have very definitive ideas about the separation of work and [more]
Previously I wrote about how one can store too much data. I was guilty of that personally. I have way too much data hard to sort through easily. This collection of data was not just images I have taken; it is also documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. What is often overlooked is that there are tools [more]
I was originally going to write a blog post about the conversation topic I alluded to in a few Tweets on the evening of June 29, 2011; however United Airlines changed the topic. This blog post is about the frustration when technology does not actually make things easier. It also gets more frustrating after asking [more]
Often times the controls for a piece of software are not always the friendliest locations for one-handed operation. By one-handed operation I mean one hand on the keyboard, one hand on the mouse. When working in graphic programs I find myself working that way quite often. It could be as basic as a drawing program where I need to use the Z key to initiate the zoom function and then using the mouse to decide where to zoom. Other times it is more complex, such as selecting an image, zooming into a one pixel to one pixel rendering, panning, and then marking the image as a keeper or a chucker. It could just as likely be a drawing program where I am documenting an idea. For my #AVTweeps, just think AutoCAD.
As my faithful Twitter reader knows, I have been having some issues with my computer attaching to the network at the office. It has been Outlook locking me out, Windows Domain Server locking me out, IT changing the network configuration, entire system going down… etc. Some of these issues were due to the configuration changes that IT is making, some were unforeseen, some were just plain dumb luck.
Something that surprises me though is that for how much we like to cast aspersion on IT; sometimes we are our own worst enemy. By we, I mean the users. Not just at my company but pretty much everywhere IT has a love hate relationship with the users, the users love to hate IT. I am not saying that IT is beyond reproach, but some of the decisions we make, often times it makes it worse for everyone.
Recently I ran across this story http://thestolenscream.com/ about a picture that was taken from a photographer’s Flickr site and was being used around the world. He was not being compensated. It is both an amazing story of how something can go around the world from just being good and how at times people’s work is [more]