One of the first computer games I ever developed in my teens was a very simplistic helicopter game, where you would hunt out submarines and bomb them. It was simplistic for two reasons, the first of which I was learning to code, and the second because all games were clunky back then, which is what … More When to settle for good enough
This is a picture of a floppy disk I own and have held onto since 1993. It’s a backup disk of the accounts from my one of my first businesses in 1990. I have no idea why I am holding onto it. Maybe it is part memento and part my own personal IT museum, as … More Do you have 406 things you could get rid of?
Simple in design. Functional in use. Cheap to produce and meets the users requirements. My experience with IT projects over the years is that they generally lack these basic requirements. We could learn a lot from pegs.
People who have grown up with Apple computers think they are intuitive, easy to use and everything makes sense. People who have grown up with Windows computers think the same. Intuitive is a word that describes learned actions. It is really hard for something that someone has never used to be intuitive. My Macbook, as a Windows … More 224 |365 Intuitive (Mac OSX vs Windows)
One of the things I love about the Internet is the opinion it offers. If you have a problem with just about anything, someone somewhere has experienced the same problem. Today I pulled by DVD/HDD recorder to bits again. It’s a Phillips and it’s had 2 or 3 things go wrong with it since the warranty … More 150 | 365 DIY Technology
Playing around with a few tech toys recently and a couple of them are very cool. Evernote I used to use google notebook (which was in beta and they are no longer developing). Evernote is tool you can use for making notes about anything. You can be on a website and send a part of … More Once a geek, always a geek (some cool tech tools I am using)
This is quite handy. Either had to provide your email addy to a website to register software or download a document. If you are like me and are keen to avoid spam you will really reluctant to do this. Pookmail.com is the answer. Go to the website. Use an email address like firstname.lastname@example.org and your … More Pookmail.com
There are a lot more issues for supply chain companies that are looking at implementing RFID into their process than just the cost of the tag. They need to consider investment in technology, current system integration, and the bandwidth to handle huge volumes of tags in one spot (like a truck driving through a entrance, … More RFID tags
This is a must watch. Jim dreams of this stuff!
Larry Page and Sergey Brin started Google as a research project while studying at Standford University. From there they have grow Google into a worldwide household name and one of the largest companies (by market value, not revenue or employees) in the world. The Google story follows the incredible rise of the company, its culture … More The Google Story
They are going to and it is called iPhone. This is going to be a cool device. It combines a PDA, iPod & Phone into one. Super Hi-Res touch screen. This is one sexy little device. Will be released in US in June and probably not here until next year. [Hat tip: Rod Drury]