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The Effort Required To Refute Vendor Marketing

The amount of energy and effort required to refute vendor marketing content is at least three times what it took to create it.   Because people often believe that vendor marketing is true, accurate and honest even when provably one sided, … [Read more...]

Spontaneous Beer

Having teenaged children means freedom for parents. At least for a few hours so when my wife asked me to go for a walk and then headed directly to the hotel nearby for a beer .... well, Yes. This hotel is really not anywhere or anything. It's an … [Read more...]

Engineers and Managers

There is always a system. Engineers make the system. Management works the system. Which one of these is harder ? Which one of these is more valuable ? … [Read more...]

Coffins, Calendars and Tastefully Naked Women

I have no idea why a calendar of semi-naked women and coffins even exists but it sounds like a marketing stunt that EMC would pull. … [Read more...]

◎ Comments on My Blogs

Comments on blogs are something of a problem. It seems to boil down to two primary issues: spam and zealots. Ditching Disqus Couple of years back I implemented Disqus as a free comments system to handle the spam. Disqus replaces the comments on … [Read more...]

Duck Duck Go show impact of “Google Search Bubble”

There are no "regular results" on Google anymore. from DuckDuckGo on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

Disable Ad Tracking in iOS 6 (Do Not Track)

How to set Do Not Track on your iPhone: Settings > General > About > Advertising: you can limit ad tracking by toggling the off/on button. Uses the new Do Not Track web standard to prevent your privacy being breach. … [Read more...]

LinkedIn Spam Reduction, Group Flooding

I've been getting an extraordinary amount of spam from LinkedIn in the last month (started almost immediately after Twitter cut them off, coincidence ? I think not). I took a few minutes to think about what LinkedIn provides me as a … [Read more...]

Response: Social Networks can be Tipped by as Little as 0.8% of their Population | The Central Node

This upcoming paper suggests that people, like me, can influence vast audiences: Online Social Networks can be Tipped by as Little as 0.8% of their Population | The Central Node: "we were able to process a 1.4 million node sample of the Dutch social … [Read more...]

Problems with Squarespace and WordPress migration.

Recently tried to migrate my blogs from Wordpress (Self Hosted) to Squarespace and failed to make it work out for me. The EtherealMind and Packet Pushers websites are burning a LOT of CPU cycles due to HTTP requests and our hosting provider … [Read more...]