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March 8, 2012


Screw you, Microsoft.

And Apple, and all you corporations who think you have a right to decide what happens when on my computer. MY COMPUTER! Mine. As in it’s mine, not yours, and I get to decide what’s installed, when it’s installed, and if it’s installed on my computer. Or iPhone. Or iPod, tablet, toaster oven, fridge, TV, etc. […]

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March 7, 2012


Is it true that “none of us are as smart as all of us?”

I believe in the concept of brainstorming. I believe that if you get a bunch of people into a room to find a solution to a problem, with at least a couple of people who know what they’re talking about, you will very likely find a solution. The problem is that we have, as a […]

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February 14, 2012


RAID is not a magic bullet… but…

So we had this web server with a dinky local company, Netelligent. Last week it stopped responding to Remote Desktop access, so I asked them to look into it. The technician came back to say that it was inoperative about an hour later even though it was still serving web pages, and running FTP, and […]

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January 31, 2012


Impressed by youtext.ca

I just had a presentation of the youtext.ca platform, and I find myself impressed both from a technological and a marketing standpoint. The mechanism is fairly straightforward: they have a short code that you can text to in order to subscribe to messages on a given keyword. This can be easily automated with a QR […]

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November 24, 2011


Once again into the breach with XMPie

I love working on complex variable applications. The one I’m currently working on has 296 unique elements, programmed to appear as required depending on information in the database. Two different basic layouts, 7 permutations of sales reps from two different companies, nearly 200 reps with or without photos, variable messages,  data elements positioned in numerous […]

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