TV / Cable remotes stink

I know, I know I’m a snobbish software type but could we really come up with a better designed type of interaction with the TV / cable system than a remote control (clicker) that doesn’t work unless it’s the right phase of the moon and you don’t want to do any thing like choose a…

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

I just want to say Thank you all who have made this Christmas so very filled with joy. Thanks, Janet, for the wonderful cookies, Laurie and Carl for the delicious Godiva chocolates and the wonderful people from Saint Anne’s and Saint Zepheran’s churches in Wayland for the delicious turkey dinner. Today has shown how thoughtful…

We’re drowning in junk: data and stuff

Okay, many of us are aware of how everything we touch becomes junk and that we’re making more of it.  I was unaware  that space is becoming a dangerous junk yard.  But in the past few days I became aware of data junk.  It led me to start thinking about the problem of the many…

I’m really old now.

I’m really old now. I’ve worked with new technology, new paradigm, etc but I have finally come up against something I can’t figure out. I bought a voice recorder so I could make notes and write articles. Okay, I open the package and I immediately look for the documentation and the problems and concerns begin…

The ipad and real work

I’ve been bed bound for several months so I foolishly thought that my iPad would work for me to continue working on some testing and writing projects.  Bad idea. The iPad and Microsoft collide in a clash of epic proportions.  Word on the ipad takes me back to 1983 on my Compaq luggable. You can’t…