My feelings have evolved around video games and violence since I was a younger man. I’m going to try very hard not to make this piece be reductive and oversimplified – I’m married to a psychiatrist and am a psychology major myself, and I take pains to note nuances. This is not a “playing violent video games […]Read more "Why All the Fighting: A Reflection on Violence in Video Games"
I’ll put it out there right up front – I’m a huge Mac partisan. It’s right there in my URL, and my Twitter feed. I’ve been an Apple user, and fanboy, since my father bought us an Apple ][c in 1985. I have fond memories of proto-programming in Applesoft BASIC and using our Color ImageWriter […]Read more "Diversifying Platforms in Schools"
“My top priority has always been our social mission of connecting people, building community and bringing the world closer together. Advertisers and developers will never take priority over that as long as I’m running Facebook.” -Mark Zuckerberg That’s one of the many statements our friend Mr. Zuckerberg made before Congress this week, in his apology tour […]Read more "The Fundamental Facebook Disconnection"
Facebook is too big to manage – it must be regulated.Read more "Much ado about Faceplace"
When we last visited this topic, I’d done the research and decided that I wanted a complete overhaul of my home network. As an internet-only FiOS customer, I discovered that I could ditch the ActionTec monstrosity of a wifi router and roll my own. Hallelujah! The promised land beckoned. The Universe provided me with an […]Read more "My Journey to Home Network Nirvana – Phase II:Configuration"
For a while now I’ve been thinking about setting up a custom home network l in our house to enable faster, more controlled traffic and better security. So I did a bit of reading up, and I discovered that Ars Technica has a great series reviewing home routers and comparing their performance to commercial ones. The bottom […]Read more "My Journey to Home Network Nirvana – Phase I: Acquisition"
In case it wasn’t clear to everyone, Trump is that old-man boss who wants nothing to do with computers, doesn’t understand them, and is therefore angry about and dismissive of them in a way that suggests the world would be better off if we did away with them altogether.Read more "On Gadgets, Hacking, and Knowing What’s Going On"