Love Hate Relationship with Technology


OK.  I’m frustrated and that is why I’m posting right now.  I’ve got a ton of gadgets.  I love technology.  I just spent the last 40 minutes doing something that should have taken me 3 minutes. <fullDisclosure> Caution: Entering a rant </fullDisclosure> So, I’m in my living room which has an old school stereo amplifier/receiver connected to…

A Drone for Each Person


Personal Drones In the future, everyone will have their own drone.  Sounds a bit wacky, but if you told the computer scientists working on the Cray-1 supercomputer in the late sixties and early seventies when I was wearing diapers, that in the future, this baby would be walking around with several devices more powerful than…

Where is Yammer for Windows 8?


Yammer is now my favorite iPad app. I use it more than any other app on my iPad. I also use it heavily on my Android phone.  On Windows 7 and Mac OS, I use the browser version (web based app).  But lately, I’ve been spending much of my free time experimenting with Windows 8,…

War of the Cloud Drives


War of the Cloud Drives Today, users have many choices for synchronizing files and backing important memories and personal assets including music, pictures, notes, business documents, and other personal or business files.  Recently Microsoft and Google have upped the ante against Dropbox and Apple with their latest offerings.  The offerings range from free to premium…

Will 2011 mark the beginning of Manycore?


As we enter the second decade of the third millennium, I have been thinking about my previous talks on a “Manycore future.”  Based on trends of single core use in desktop computers and mobile devices, which has ended on the desktop and looks to end soon on smart phones, plus the growth of multi-core computing, primarily…

eBook Reader: Kindle vs iPad


With the latest release of Apple’s iTouch/iPhone/iPad device (yes it is a device and not a computer,) I have begun to contemplate forcing myself into the 21st century by ditching tree based books for eBooks.  Truth be told, I am not a big reader of tree-based books (made from chopped up trees and that thing…