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Don’t Do Crowdchat

I'm often invited to participate in Crowdchat sessions on twitter. The answer is always no. Here's why: I have found my followers complain about the pointless chatter that Crowdchat creates. 140 characters limitation makes Twitter a … [Read more...]

Fear and Loathing at Interop Las Vegas 2016

I'm just back from presenting at Interop Las Vegas 2016. The conference was great and you really should have been there. Seriously, it was awesome and content that you missed would probably have made your mind bleed and eyes bug out like … [Read more...]

Warren Ellis on Proof Reading in MS Word

I hate Microsoft Word. I loathe it with an special passion I have for things that never work, bugs in commercial software, and the fact that I have to use the worst software because "lowest common denominator" always wins. Dammit mathematics how … [Read more...]

Video: Steve Jobs Insult Response

When your CEO really knows about his products, the technology that makes them and also has insights into customers as people. And superlative response to the question. … [Read more...]

Twitter Thoughts – 20160228

Irregular and incomplete collection of various snark that I published on social media (mainly twitter) in the last few months.   “Design like you’re right, listen like you’re wrong.” Todays Action Plan: 1. Doo 2. Bee 3. Doo. 4. Bee 5. … [Read more...]

Blogging Success Is Simply About Doing

You can be guaranteed that nothing will happen if you publish nothing. I can guarantee that something will happen if you publish something. After you are publishing something, people can find you. And you can improve. And you can work out what can … [Read more...]

Microsoft Still Hates Its Customers

I hate Microsoft Office. To further insult me Microsoft has a proprietary installer that is incapable of partial updates. How the heck does a 2.5 Gigabyte download make your customers happy ? Stuff you Microsoft Office. Go home. You're Drunk. … [Read more...]

Podcasts I Would Recommend To You – 2016

One the reasons I co-founded Packet Pushers Podcast is that I love listening to podcasts. Around 2008/9, I was commuting by car for roughly three hours a day, a nightmarish amount of unproductive and wasted time and it was podcasts kept me sane. … [Read more...]

Video: Uncanny valley

Brilliant. SciFi short on virtual reality. Totally got me into the story in less than 10 minutes. In the slums of the future, virtual reality junkies satisfy their violent impulses in online entertainment. An expert player discovers that the line … [Read more...]

WordPress Desktop for Mac

I've been using the Wordpress Desktop for two days and its seriously good. I have several different way to write blog posts and publish them - Mars Edit, Byword, DeskPM, Pixel Pumper ... I've tried so many of them. But most often write in plain text … [Read more...]