XMarks: fare thee well

Received XMarks’ notice that they’re folding, and their story is excellent reading. Here are a few of my observations. First, it’s very well-written and has an excellent tone. I hope never to fold a business, but if I had to, I hope I’d bow out as gracefully as they are. Hats off to them for… Continue reading XMarks: fare thee well

Dora Full Circle(s)

Dora the Explorer turns ten. It’s a TV show, but it pretends the TV is a computer. (When Dora asks where something is, you see a mouse go across the screen and click it.) But we watch it off of the Netflix instant queue on our computer. So our computer acts like a TV acting… Continue reading Dora Full Circle(s)

Step Away

Step away from the computer. I get some of my best ideas when I step away from the computer for a few hours and carry on with life (letting the problem mull over in the back of my mind). Maybe you’ve experienced this, too. If software is much more about good ideas than BFI (and… Continue reading Step Away

Ten Whole Megabytes

When I was in college, I rented a friend’s computer for a year. It had an amazing ten megabyte hard drive, and I loved it! I didn’t have to boot it with two single-sided single-density 360KB floppy disks. It was great! And ten whole megabytes! I figured I could type non-stop for decades before I… Continue reading Ten Whole Megabytes