I use writing to build my personal brand, explore ideas, and connect with smart people. Looking for a place to host my company’s blog this spring I came upon Medium and got addicted to it ever since. Before discovering Medium, I published a WordPress-based blog called “The Dulin […]
When Amazon Echo with Alexa service came out in November 2014 I was skeptical. A speaker with voice recognition seemed like an unneccessary oddity. When a friend of mine purchased one in 2015 I had a chance to play with it but was unimpressed still. Alexa SDK has […]
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 […]
We are traveling internationally, and I needed to tell my bank that we have travel plans so they can monitor for fraudulent activity. I called Bank of America, and the conversation went like this: BofA automated system: Good morning! Please tell me the last four digits of your […]
I am far from an early technology adopter. I did not get an iPhone till 2011. A year ago a friend introduced me to Amazon Alexa and I thought it was neat just not for me at the time. I followed the press articles about it nevertheless. Finally […]
I try to keep this blog free of politics. However, the post entitled “Daddy, why didn’t you blog about Trump?” by my friend Scott Aaronson brought up a very valid point: Against those considerations, I recently realized there’s an argument for speaking out, which goes as follows. Suppose […]
The other day I had a conversation with a friend who pointed out that one of the reasons he purchased a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet as opposed to an iPad Pro was the fact that Windows 10 has proper file management mechanisms whereas the iPad does not. I […]
On May 10 Salesforce experienced a day long outage and lost four hours of customer data. As of May 14, Salesforce is still in degraded state. There is a number of lessons we can learn from this.
This article was originally published on my Cloud Power blog at Computerworld on April 12th, 2016. On March 14th, 2016 Dropbox publicly announced that they are moving out of the Amazon cloud. It makes perfect sense for Dropbox but should not be an excuse for a reluctant IT […]
Nothing riles up the passions of the developer community more than pointing out that a technology is dead. Much to my surprise, Java Enterprise Edition still has fans loyal enough to get riled up . JEE as a specification may not be dead but bloated JEE application servers most certainly are and have been for well over a decade.