2019 may be the year when my iPad Pro finally replaced my MacBook Pro.
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.
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 … 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 … Continue reading I tried an Apple Watch for two days and I hated it
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. … Continue reading Emails, politics, and common sense
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. … Continue reading Windows 10: a confession from an iOS traitor
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 … Continue reading Why I switched to Android and Google Project Fi and why should you
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 am not going to debate a personal … Continue reading Files and folders: apps vs documents
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 … Continue reading Java, Linux and UNIX: How much things have progressed