I’ve been using Gmail as my primary email service provider for a decade now. Gmail is 10 years old today. While it was certainly groundbreaking at the time, Google’s email services have stagnated as of late, and I’ve started to get serious privacy concerns over their practices and unified product lines. Google, quite literally, controls […]Read More Fastmail
Backstory Notwithstanding my foray into TI-BASIC programming on my TI-83+, I got started with coding in the glorious language known as Perl. There’s no real particular reason for this choice, other than that it seemed cooler than PHP at the time. With its esoteric mannerisms and increasing levels of disuse in a technological culture, I […]Read More Overlord Ruby
Offered without comment. nikky: This user wants to do http authentication with PHP nikky: It’s like nikky: why lutters: he hates you lutters: is why lutters: despite lutters: your heroic struggle for the users lutters: they secretly despise you at worst lutters: or are simply incompetent at best lutters: in this way you grow bitter […]Read More Tragedy of Technology
Introduction The following is actually partially paraphrased (stolen) from the Urban Dictionary‘s definition of “Evil Tape Robot.” How I came across that definition is another story entirely. Once upon a time, not too long ago, the computing giant Sun Microsystems had a tape robot. This robot was really nothing more than a large silo of […]Read More Evil Tape Robots
A problem I’ve always had with data phones is the amount of information they provide the user: and the reliance the user can become on the device for even the most trivial of information updates and tasks. When I first purchased an LG Voyager a few years ago, I found my girlfriend at the time […]Read More Struggle to Ignore the Blinking LED: Internet Addiction and Smartphones
This is probably of interest to those who a) are currently a student, staff, or faculty at the UW, b) use UW Deskmail for their e-mail, and c) check their e-mail using WebAlpine. Regardless, while at work today I found an easter egg in WebAlpine today. To view it, follow these easy steps: Navigate to […]Read More WebAlpine Easter Egg
From: [redacted] To: Alpine-info <Alpinefirstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [Alpine-info] The saga of Sir Crispin vs the UW (maybe) Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 10:14:58 -0600 (MDT) Sender: email@example.com User-Agent: Alpine 2.00 (OSX 1167 2008-08-23) I was reading a Slashdot RSS article entitled “Extracting Meaning From Millions of Pages” which turns out to be about Googles contribution to […]Read More IMAP Creator vs. UW: The Hidden Tale?