Category Archives: Tech

Ode to a Shipping Label

c/o @Shyhoof – “An ode to the journey of ó on a shipping label.“ ODE TO A SHIPPING LABEL Once there was a little o, with an accent on top like só. It started out as UTF8, (universal since ’98), but … Continue reading

Posted in Amusements, Tech | 1 Comment

Happy 20th Birthday WWW (and a personal web story)

In honor of the 20th birthday of the World Wide Web, CERN has restored the first website. On a personal note, I had developed my first website way back in 1994. The site was known as Interactive Nest Egg and … Continue reading

Posted in Geek, Personal, Tech | 4 Comments

AI vs. AI. – Two chatbots talking to each other

Posted in Amusements, DeepThoughts, Geek, Tech | Leave a comment

Import CSV to FogBugz

We needed to add 100+ bugs to our FogBugz database today, and I figured it would be easier to write a tool to import them than to enter them all by hand. Thank goodness for the FogBugz XML API and … Continue reading

Posted in Tech | Leave a comment

Thunderbolt vs USB 3.0 vs eSATA

Thunderbolt vs USB 3.0 vs eSATA | News | TechRadar eSATA delivers 3Gbps, with older eSATA 1.5 devices offering 1.5Mbps; USB 3.0, also known as Superspeed USB, goes up to 5Gbps; and Thunderbolt is a very respectable 10Gbps. As Intel … Continue reading

Posted in Mac, Tech | Leave a comment

Xbox Live – error code 80048821

Last night, when logging into Xbox Live, it wouldn’t let me log in and ultimately gave me “code 80048821”.   The full text of the error was: “Sorry, either that’s the wrong password, or the email you entered doesn’t have … Continue reading

Posted in Gaming, Tech | 17 Comments

If Novels Were Written like Software

FWP – If Novels Were Written like Software.

Posted in Amusements, Tech | Leave a comment

Get Save As back on Mountain Lion’s File menu easily and without hacks

This actually works! Get Save As back on Mountain Lion's File menu easily and without hacks | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog.

Posted in Mac, Tech | Leave a comment

How Microsoft Lost Its Mojo: Steve Ballmer and Corporate America’s Most Spectacular Decline

Great article on how Microsoft’s corporate culture under CEO Steve Ballmer has led to its decline: At the center of the cultural problems was a management system called “stack ranking.” Every current and former Microsoft employee I interviewed—every one—cited stack … Continue reading

Posted in DeepThoughts, Management, Tech | Tagged | Leave a comment

Come fly the insecure skies, a lesson in IT deployment at one of the largest US airports

C’mon, folks. A simple vulnerability assessment would have discovered this issue. In what can only be called the mother of all inept network deployments, guest access was left on this Internet-facing content management system and a file marked PUBLIC that … Continue reading

Posted in Security, Stupidity, Tech | Tagged | Leave a comment