The technology publishing industry needs to transform in order to survive

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

Emails, politics, and common sense

Like many Americans, I’ve been trying to explain and justify the 2016 election cycle. I am not an expert political scientist. I am a software engineer. The question I ask myself is “What role did computer technology play in this election ?” In particular, I want to focus on email. Email is an insecure medium. Period. I once attended an HR orientation session where we … Continue reading Emails, politics, and common sense

Windows 10: a confession from an iOS traitor

It is a new year and time for something entirely new.

Photography is a hobby of mine. When we travel or when I go to photo outings, I like to bring my iPad with me and do some basic post-processing before I get home. The problem is: the mobile version of Adobe Lightroom is horrible.

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Why I switched to Android and Google Project Fi and why should you

I am a long-time Apple customer. I’ve been using Macs for the past 16 years. I had an iPad since it came out. I admit, however, I was late adopting a smartphone, but I did buy an iPhone 4S and had been using an iPhone ever since. Two years ago I tried Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Owning a Samsung phone from Verizon was like owning … Continue reading Why I switched to Android and Google Project Fi and why should you

Java, Linux and UNIX: How much things have progressed

I am putting together an Ubuntu Server box to act as a RAID file server for our family photo, video and document archives. It’s been a long time since I put together a hardware system myself and I am enjoying the experience. It is good to catch up on new technologies – last time I built a box all hard drives were still IDE and … Continue reading Java, Linux and UNIX: How much things have progressed