In the recent weeks, there have been reports of Twitter and Facebook censoring, blocking, and shadowbanning American Republicans on their platforms. The outrage brings up a few interesting points that are worth discussing. Continue reading On Facebook and Twitter censorship
Facebook, these days, reminds me of Microsoft: big necessarily evil that is very difficult to avoid altogether. The irony of the situation is that it is easier to stop using Google than it is to stop using Facebook. Here is why. Getting rid of Google Search There is plenty of web search alternatives out there, and you don’t have to use Google. Email Google scans … Continue reading Facebook is the new Microsoft
In my post on social media and intersection of politics and technology I wrote about a social networking platform that addresses the ills of the current big providers like Facebook and Twitter in light of the 2016 election interference. I have more thoughts on the topic today. I am not going to rehash what everyone is already saying about Twitter and Facebook. Let’s talk about … Continue reading Leaving Facebook and Twitter: here are the alternatives
It’s been awhile since I last wrote. I’ve been experiencing a sort of a writing block since at least six months ago. This post is my attempt to break it. Ever since the election I’ve been deeply concerned about the state of the United States. What used to be collegial disagreements over policy issues between Republicans and Democrats became visceral hatred and mistrust. Typically I … Continue reading When politics and technology intersect
I’ve been trying for a long time to come up with a setup for using my iPad Pro as a development tool. There is a ton of options out there, mostly in the form of text editors and terminal emulators or some combination thereof. None made me happy. I want a full IDE, with no compromises. I see no reason why iPad Pro cannot be … Continue reading I built an ultimate development environment for iPad Pro. Here is how.
In May 2017, IDG has laid off a good chunk of its publishing staff after the acquisition by a Chinese investment firm. In a way, that was the inevitable. Computerworld, an IDG publication, had its last printed run in 2014 and they struggled to stay afloat as a digital edition. The age of glossy computer magazines is pretty much over. It just so happens that … Continue reading The technology publishing industry needs to transform in order to survive
I wanted to see if I would like Apple Watch. It just so happens that at work we have an inventory of test devices and I was able to borrow one for a couple of days. The short story is that I didn’t like it. Setting up The watch I borrowed was an older Series 1. When I first paired it with my phone, it … Continue reading I tried an Apple Watch for two days and I hated it