Category Archives: Software


Apple’s iMessage: When it’s good, it’s very good; when it’s bad, it’s very very bad.

Apple’s never been good at server side software. Remember MobileMe, which was so bad that it triggered a classic Steve Jobs’ rant? iCloud was the replacement, but initially it wasn’t much better. The current incarnation has improved, but not to … Continue reading

Posted in iOS, Software

Video killed the radio star, IAP killed app prices

Back here on my yearly visit. It’s a little funny that the second most recent post was about our IOS app, which is now quite, quite dead and unlikely to ever come back. Not funny haha, but funny curious since … Continue reading

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Back to Windows Hell

After many many years, I just had to install Windows on a (thankfully) new machine. (Updating Windows on a working machine is a pleasure to only those who also like to shove spikes through their own cheeks.) This is on … Continue reading

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The First Thing You Should Do If Your Boss Changes

So you’ve been in the same role for a while, have established yourself in the company and everyone loves you. You’re a member of at least a few inner circles (don’t tell me your company doesn’t have them if you … Continue reading

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The Three Layers and How They’ve Changed

When I started out in the software business, it used to be called either “programming” or “computer science,” not this weird “IT” term which always makes me think of income tax. For the middle class mind set at that time … Continue reading

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Android 4.0.3 on Nexus S is the best reason to upgrade to iPhone 4S

Upgraded my Nexus S to 4.0.3, battery life sucks, switched to iPhone 4S, end of story.

Posted in Nexus S, Software

Skype on iPhone/iPod/iPad – bad/bad/bad

If you’re having trouble getting sound and/or video on a Skype call and one of you is on an iDevice of some sort, then just it’s not bandwidth which is messing you up, it’s the compute power on the iDevice. … Continue reading

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