The Twitter & Pocket Experiment

One of the things I really hated losing when Google started its Google+ push was the sharing feature inside Google Reader. Over the course of a few years, I had developed a pretty good list of users to follow, and I barely had to read my own feeds, as they were reading and sharing all […]

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Scratching the Surface

So, the Microsoft Surface. There are some reasons to be very excited about Microsoft’s jump into the tablet wars. There are also reasons to shelve whatever optimism you have about the product. It’s apparent that Microsoft is taking a few pages out of the Apple playbook. My beef: it isn’t taking enough of them. Look […]

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Post-WWDC Crow Eating

So hey, guess what didn’t happen today? No upgrade to the Apple TV software (which is basically a special version of iOS). No Apple TV SDK for app developers. Zilch. An entire section of the 2 hour keynote presentation focused on iOS and products like the iPhone and iPad, but the Apple TV was shown […]

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The iTV? It’s the Apple TV

I could be proven very wrong come December, when the supposed iTV is rumored to be launching, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Apple is not entering the TV set business anytime soon. That’s not to say that the industry isn’t ripe for disruption; it is, but I don’t […]

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Go for the grand slam

I’m confused as to why startups flood into new areas with little, if anything, to add. A neat little app or web service comes out and, like clockwork, it’s immediately met by a bunch of “me too’s”. What’s the point? If you come to play with something that’s only a *little* better than what is […]

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What’s next?

With Abuzz development winding down (after a small delay), I’ve been wondering what project I’ll take on next.  This isn’t to say that Abuzz won’t be improved upon and future releases won’t come out – the app will still own some of my life.  But what will own it after that? I could do another […]

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Dell Support, you rock

A terrible, terrible thing happened last night – my spacebar stopped working on my Dell Studio laptop. Think about it for a second.  The spacebar is one of the most crucial keys on the keyboard.  Without it, yoursentenceslooklikethis.  Bad news for someone who writes as much as I do.  I was able to plug a […]

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