May 30, 2013, 2:22 PM
For a few weeks now Microsoft and other related companies have been discussing Social Networking for business. Statistics fly around, claims are made and I can't help but wonder if by pushing services like Sharepoint and Yammer, MS isn't missing its hidden gem in this space. As for Sharepoint, other than Microsoft, I have yet to be somewhere, where it is used to its full potential. To most it is just another intranet portal providing minor services and little in the way of mutual engagement. Yammer might have been a good buy at one point, but I can setup most of that functionality for free to little initial cost. But I'm generally a DIY type when it comes to computers. Don't get me wrong, Yammer has been well developed, has many integrations and will most likely be around quite a while. But it is more of a traditional SocNet, providing yet another intranet portal.
May 12, 2013, 11:20 PM
Recently I have been having issues with my LG Marquee on Boost Mobile. Intermittent issues with signal, the worst kind of issue to trouble shoot. After 2 hours on the phone with their support we confirmed just sitting tight and waiting. Of course, as it continued throughout the week, I did call for a credit. More importantly, this instance prompted me to look at other phones and services.
Apr 28, 2013, 8:06 PM
There are a few things you must understand about me. First, I'm not an Apple Fan boy, quite the contrary. They make an amazing product, but I can't buy into the over pricing and iron grip they put on everything. Also, I am not a fan of Windows 8. Most of the consumer tech coming out, I've already been there done that literally, 10 years ago. Only thing that's really changed….. The hardware has gotten faster.
Mar 29, 2013, 5:31 PM
As I was watching "Mysteries at the Museum" they were showcasing a wearable computer made in the late 50's early 60's. Amazingly, this device not only accepted input and provided an incredibly accurate output, but it was also Wireless. AMAZING! What was even more interesting was its application. It was designed to show that math could predict the outcome of roulette. It was deemed by its creators to have been 100% successful and now resides at the MIT museum.
Sep 23, 2012, 4:42 PM
Recently, and as usual, I checked my list of people who have peeped at my LinkedIn profile. Pretty normal thing to do. I've found following up on those can yield connections that perhaps may not have happened for one reason or another. There was one in particular that caught my attention. The profiles associated with the company are few and with good reason.
Sep 13, 2012, 12:38 AM
Likes, +1's, tweets, postings, blogs, social networks, AAHAHAHAHAH! Yes, the day of your average Internet worker is hammered with posting and social network interactions. We take our time to cruise the Internet looking for things of interest, that perhaps others may find interesting as well. Some actually get paid for doing this “work”. It can be pretty labor intensive. Others of us have found it a way to augment our current work model and still others are basic hobbyists to the social networks.
Sep 6, 2012, 5:47 PM
We are on the verge of nay, a precipice of new devices and functionality coming at us from various media channels. So, why do I not feel all tingly and excited about any of the new devices? Because, even though I am a self proclaimed techno-junkie, it feels so good in your hands, when it comes to phones there is a major draw back that comes along with each and every one of them. One, most people were not considering when buying a new "I'm Drooling," piece of technology prior. Now the question is immediately exposed on release, "What are the carrier costs?". It costs how much for the service plan?!?!?
Aug 27, 2012, 1:51 PM
Recently there was a movement to generate funding for a Tesla museum at his old lab in Wardenclyffe. This movement has succeeded in a major way. They have received more donations than required and should be able to start an official Tesla Museum in its rightful place.
Aug 23, 2012, 2:21 PM
Lots of talk going around about Facebook and its IPO. Even mention that the employees at Facebook might have some deep morale issues. This would usually mean an employee exodus. Where will they go? And who should be looking for them?
Mar 8, 2011, 5:48 PM
Facebook, Facebook, everywhere but no privacy to be found. Much like the, "Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink." quote punned here, I think the questions that arise using Facebook are poetically fundamental.