Google Chrome: Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

The world doesn't need another web browser. As a web designer this move by Google to further tighten their stranglehold on the web is annoying as hell. With the addition of Google Chrome to the wonderful world of the interwebs, this simply means there will be another browser than will need to be develop and … Read more

Cuban Olympian kicks ref, and gets banned

This is utterly inexcusable. Angel Matos of the Cuban Taekwondo team decided since he was disqualified from his Bronze Medal match due to injury that he would prove his martial arts prowess by attacking the referee. Good one jerk. The WTF rightfully suggested that this man and his coach, Leudis Gonzales be banned for life … Read more

The effects of blogs to online reputations

I came across a post the other day about a photographer who was forcibly ejected from SF MOMA and initially I skimmed it, and then sort of just waived it off. I caught the gist of what he was saying, and as a photographer and artist myself I could empathize with his frustration with the … Read more

cuil: Good, bad or just different?

After getting past the initial urge to play on the name; cuil (pronounced cool), it's not that bad of a search engine. The design is top rate, and an image next to the returned results is nice as well, but like many others: your results may vary. I have been playing around with for an … Read more

the cult of the amateur: how cynicism can overshadow a good book

I’ve been reading Andrew Keen’s first book, The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture, and I have to say it is one of the most negative books I have read to date. The book in its entirety is awash with cynicism and negativity with Web 2.0 squarely in its sights. … Read more

Windows Vista – Still on the horizon

I’ve been working with Vista almost every day now for nearly 6 months and my impressions of the newest OS from Microsoft haven’t deviated much from my initial impressions. I continue to be plagued by problems and anomalies which seem to have no concrete origin. Where it works I particularly enjoy how it handles the … Read more

The over-reactionary web – iTunes update hysterics

The one thing I have come to loath about a (seemingly) good portion of folks who use the web, is the basic principal that every opinion should be taken as fact, any opposing view is a personal assault upon whomever authored or has read the original opinion, and everything is an over-reaction. Just look at … Read more

Primanti Brothers – definately not worth the drive

After almost two years of people telling us we need to go to Primanti Brothers in Pittsburgh because they have the best sandwiches in Pittsburgh, we finally went there for dinner yesterday. The experience was an astounding let down. It’s like when movie studios over-hype a movie to the point to where when you finally … Read more

Reasonable expectation of truth

A lot of ideas have been mincing around my noggin lately, and I keep coming back to the immense volume of opinions, half-truths and in some cases blatant fabrications that are floated around the Web, getting either assimilated into the collective stack as truth or is deliberately passed off as truth and equally absorbed by … Read more

Usability in everyday devices

Usability: the property of a website, software application, or web application that relates to ease of use. Usability is commonly defined as having three core components: effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction. With the inception of the World Wide Web by Time Berners-Lee a whole new process of thinking, design, organizing and displaying information came into being. … Read more

It’s time to sweat the small stuff again

I can remember when I was working with a small Interactive Agency; back in the day; the thing that really set us apart from others – besides the fact that no one was doing what we were at the time – was the fact that the smallest details were always a big deal and didn’t … Read more

Syncing folders isn’t as easy as it sounds….

Two now have fallen in my quest to find a good solution for folder syncing my systems. FolderShare flat out stopped working on my Mac today, it won’t even open after an update, so I think it’s off the table altogether since it doesn’t work with Vista well either. This effectively cuts out half of … Read more

FolderShare plays poorly with Vista

After successfully syncing two of the four computers I have to sync, FolderShare craps out when it came time to sync one of my XP installs to Vista. Right off the bat it started complaining about improper file names and that some files could not be copied. It copied all of the folders (first, and … Read more

Syncing folders between Vista, XP, and OSX – part 2

FolderShare: Kickin’ butt, takin’ names & flingin’ bytes! So far I have to admit that I really like the ease of use and simplicity of FolderShare. I am impressed. It takes less than 5 minutes to set up a machine – and it’s all done online. The setup is a bit cryptic and left me … Read more

Syncing folders between Vista, XP, and OSX – part 1

Epilogue It’s been a couple of months now since I purchased my Western Digital My Book  500 GB Hard Drive, and overall I really like it, but it isn’t working out like I had hoped. It’s really my own fault for getting Windows Vista just so I can play Halo 2, and I probably should … Read more

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