Category Archives: Technology

Open Source is Good for the Environment

Despite all the amazing things we can do with electronics, and despite increases in efficiency, the physical reality is very wasteful. Computers, and other electronics use a lot of electricity, much of it is used for nothing. Discarded electronics fill … Continue reading

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The Use Cases for a Tablet

Any product, especially an electronic device, has to have very strong use cases to succeed. People use a TV to view video entertainment while being comfortable in their homes. People use a mobile phone to keep in touch with others … Continue reading

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Absurdity of Mobile Phone Subsidies

The issue of mobile phone subsidies and early termination fees has been getting a lot of extra attention lately. The FCC has asked Verizon to explain its early termination fees, and why they are requiring higher fees for users of … Continue reading

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Unusable Open Source

Still unemployed, I have begun working on a new web site that will at least enhance my resume if it doesn’t make me any money. Since I’ve got no boss telling me what to do, I can use the latest … Continue reading

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Django Favicon with Amazon S3

I had a little trouble today trying to get a favicon for my django site. I found some solutions online, but they assumed that you were serving your media statically through your apache server. I’m serving all my static files … Continue reading

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Layman’s Cellphone Acronym Guide

A lot of people are very confused when it comes to cellphone wireless acronyms. They hear things like 3g or EV-DO, and they don’t know what to make of them. Even if they try to read the Wikipedia, it’s far … Continue reading

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Open Source and iPhone Apps

Here’s just a quick bit about open source on the iPhone. We all know that the iPhone development kit agreement prevents developers from making open source iPhone applications. This means that every iPhone application has to be developed by a … Continue reading

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