Thought for the Day
Every Decade Has a Letter.
Each of the last three decades had a “letter” that defines the branding of online services:
1990’s: “e” (Electronic)
2000’s: “i” (Internet)
- Apple products: iPhone, iTunes, iPod, etc..
2010’s: “x” (???)
I hereby predict that the 2020’s letter is “q” (quantum / quick):
Thought for the Day
There is a special place in hell for whomever designs the packaging for children’s toys.
What began as an apparently simple task ended up as a trip down the rabbit hole.
Read on, or just download here.
Guns are a pure expression of physics.
In addition to bad gun physics, movies and TV tend to depict handling or firing techniques that wouldn’t work, wouldn’t be effective, or could even be dangerous.
Bluestacks used to be an ‘OK’ alternative to an Android emulator for PC. Now, it’s just crap.
Selecting Tax Software, 2017 (Tax year 2016):
Do you need to file a State income tax?
- Yes: TurboTax Deluxe
- No: TurboTax Deluxe
Selecting Tax Software, 2018 (Tax year 2017):
- Pick a Kanji pictogram
- Convert it to ancient Chinese
- Speak it in hushed whispers to Cthulhu
- Cthulhu will, in turn, flash a gang sign to the ancient Egyptians
- The ancient Egyptians randomly pick a hieroglyph
- The hieroglyph has nothing to do with anything
- Pick some TurboTax edition at random
- Pay $30 more than you planned.
It’s rare to find a tool that’s simple, small, versatile, and useful.
It’s even more rare for me to realize that I had been staring at such a tool for years, and never realized it.
In movies, we often see technology myths that get repeated and propagated until they become “common knowledge”.
The technology of bombs and bomb-diffusal is no different.
Thou shalt protect your data.
Passwords are the most versatile and effective way to protect your data, but most people break these simple rules.
Using a weak or ineffective password strategy in an always-connected world means that your money, data, and identity are at risk.
Thou shalt follow these commandments in order to protect yourself, both online and offline.
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