That’s it, I’m done with MoviePass. Cancellation in 3… 2… 1…

So, it looks I’m going to be canceling Moviepass tomorrow. It was a nice ride while it lasted, but I think it’s definitely time to get off this train, and frankly, I’d suggest everyone do so as well because there some severe BULLSHIT going on.  Here’s the deal…   Tonight, I went to see The… Continue Reading That’s it, I’m done with MoviePass. Cancellation in 3… 2… 1…

Building web UIs: an unconventional viewpoint (now with surprising supporting evidence?)

ORIGINALLY POSTED JULY 29, 2016 For a long time, I’ve been becoming more and more convinced that the approach to developing complex web-based SPA UIs is going in the wrong direction. There is now an incredibly heavy dependency on CSS and markup and it’s made modern web development a lot more complicated than it’s ever… Continue Reading Building web UIs: an unconventional viewpoint (now with surprising supporting evidence?)

Did I just figure out how aliens will communicate with us?

ORIGINALLY POSTED OCTOBER 13, 2015 So, you’ve heard about the weird “stuff” that’s been found around star KIC 8462852, right? If not, here’s a link: http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2015/10/the-most-interesting-star-in-our-galaxy/410023/ In short, there’s something orbiting it… a lot of somethings more accurately… that we’ve never seen before. Now, before you post your Giorgio Tsoukalos does his “I’m not saying… Continue Reading Did I just figure out how aliens will communicate with us?

The problem with Software as a Service subscriptions

ORIGINALLY POSTED SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 We are, without question, in the Software as a Service (SaaS) era. Perhaps just at the start of it, but we’re in it for sure. There’s a new economy emerging and it’s one that has considerable pluses and minuses for all parties involved. This is the era of software subscriptions… Continue Reading The problem with Software as a Service subscriptions

Debunking Planet X/Nemesis/Nibiru colliding with the Earth on or before 12/21/2012

ORIGINALLY POSTED MAY 30, 2012 So, let’s put this right out front: I’m not a scientist. Not an astronomer, not a physicist, not a cosmologist, not even a boring old chemist. What’s worse is that I’ve historically been pretty bad at math! Oh, I’ve gotten better over the years through a concerted effort to do… Continue Reading Debunking Planet X/Nemesis/Nibiru colliding with the Earth on or before 12/21/2012

Eric S. Raymond, I have a bone to pick with you

ORIGINALLY POSTED APRIL 19, 2012 Tonight at the Philadelphia Java User’s Group meeting I had a chance to hear Eric S. Raymond, aka ESR, speak.  Eric’s an interesting guy to say the least who frequently has opinions that many consider incendiary.  Tonight was no exception.  This was the first time I’ve ever met the man… Continue Reading Eric S. Raymond, I have a bone to pick with you

Android – You’re Doing It Wrong

ORIGINALLY POSTED APRIL 7, 2012 I’ve begun to see a pattern of people posting their opinion of Android, especially those coming from other OS’s, with one point that I find more than a little ridiculous.  Since I still move in webOS circles a bit I’ve seen it there certainly, but also from a few people… Continue Reading Android – You’re Doing It Wrong

The rise and fall (and rise again?) of webOS

ORIGINALLY POSTED AUGUST 21, 2011 Anyone who follows me on Twitter most certainly knows my feelings about what went down with HP and webOS this week.  It can be summed up in one word: anger, frustration, resignation, indifference, incredulousness (if that’s even a word, my spellchecker isn’t so sure!) and amazement. It helps to understand… Continue Reading The rise and fall (and rise again?) of webOS

The Top 100 Commodore 64 Games Of ALL TIME

ORIGINALY POSTED FEBRUARY 8, 2011 On Twitter I recently promised my list of the top 100 Commodore 64 games of all time, and here it is! Anyone that knows me knows that I’m an old-timer C64  guy… I lived that life you read about and hear about from other old-timers.  I have a lot of… Continue Reading The Top 100 Commodore 64 Games Of ALL TIME