Nobody likes cheques, right? Irritating to write out, dreadful to deal with, and there’s got to be a better way. But credit card facilities are expensive, and nowadays nobody carries cash for fear it will be covered in evil germs. So what to do? How do you send and receive money without the delays of […]
Yahoo Groups used to be the way people with a common interest kept in touch before Facebook killed every other life form in its ecosystem and became the dominant social media for everyone over thirty. Having spent a bucket of cash on the system a decade ago, Yahoo finally decided to cut its losses and […]
If you’re planning to develop websites in PHP, it’s inconvenient to have to set up remote hosting: you’re paying for your time, and dealing with the lag of uploading every change to a server somewhere else in the world. Better to have a local server that you can mess around with. For any kind of […]
Apparently, The Cloud is all the rage now, and everybody is talking about it. So what is it, and how is it somehow the most brilliant AND the most evil thing in the history of history itself?
There’s an old rule called Betteridge’s Law of Headlines. It says “Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.” So, for example, if the headline is “Can chocolate cure cancer?” you can save the trouble of reading the article. So if you want to save yourself time right […]
I’m going to start this blog with the really big questions. What is the meaning of life? Why is there evil in the world? Why is my computer crawling like a slug in a concrete cowboy hat? You know, the real puzzlers.