Ignoring the Introvert – Why even tech companies get it wrong

Introverts have fantastic ideas

There is a certain meeting that is a staple at many tech companies – the user experience design review. It typically involves a designer or product manager presenting the design for a feature while managers, engineers and anyone with a suitable weapon proceed to beat the unfortunate presenter for an hour. The other day I …

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Nevermind Facebook and Twitter? Google+ Has Replaced StumbleUpon

Google+ Replaces Stumble Upon

There has been a lot written about Google+ in the last 8 months. From tech prognosticators who declared it dead on arrival, Google’s answer to social media, a zombie walking, an interesting place to find new friends, really it’s about to die any day just ignore those 60 million users, a great replacement for Twitter, …

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I Left Outlook for Gmail, and Wild Horses Couldn’t Drag Me Back

Wild horses couldn't bring me back to Outlook

In the time B.G. (before Gmail) I was an avid Outlook user. As a Microsoft employee then my passion around Outlook was strongly encouraged. Yet as in any relationship there were times of endearing love and times of hate filled shouting and swearing. Actually, come to think of it, there was a lot more of …

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The Tech Release I’m Most Looking Forward to in 2012

The tech release I'm most looking forward to this year

In a few short hours 2011 will be behind us, and a new year dawns. While the Mayan calendar portends next year as our last I’m still quite hopeful that we’ll see a slew of amazing software, hardware and services released. For sure 2011 was a busy year in technology. New smartphones were announced almost …

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Welcome to Facebook. You can checkout anytime you like, but you can never leave

You can never leave facebook

Leaving Facebook is hard work. Really hard work. The kind of hard work that leaves you sweating in the desert heat wearing nothing but striped pajamas and shackles while the warden shouts derogatory cusswords in your direction. The kind of hard work that saps your soul as you watch it swirling down the drain like …

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My New Year’s Resolution is to Quit Facebook–Here’s Why

New Years Resolution Leave Facebook

It happens once a year, an opportunity to make promises to yourself without feeling bad that you’ll break them a few weeks later. Every now and then it’s even possible to stick with your New Year’s resolution for more than a few months as I did last year when I gave up coffee for 333 …

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GoDaddy Supports SOPA–Learn How to Transfer Your Domain and Save the Internet

GoDaddy and Sopa want to spy on you

It was with some shock that I awoke today to discover the one of the most used domain registrars supports SOPA. For those of you who aren’t aware, SOPA is a piece of legislation currently under consideration by the US congress that would effectively destroy innovation on the Internet. Google, Facebook, Mozilla, Yahoo!, Twitter, LinkedIn, …

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Copyright holders gone wild

Copyright Holders Gone Wild

Copyright holders have gone crazy, forcing a legitimate music video advertising a file upload service to be taken down from Youtube, and then doing the same to a tech news story that reported on it. The actual song is available here still – Megaupload song The news isn’t just that so many super star musicians …

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How to Fix Software Patents

How to fix software patents

Much has been written about software patents in the recent months. As we watch high profile lawsuits ravage across the globe burning time, focus and attention from many of the largest players in the mobile space it’s clear that the existing patent system isn’t working. Kevin Marks’ recent post inspired me to write down some …

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