Is Privacy Worth Worrying About?

This morning I had to add my debit card number into Facebook Messenger in order to receive some money someone sent me. And just for a minute I thought, “Do I really want to give my debit card number to Facebook? I mean they just had yet another data breach of nearly 267,000,000 American users…… Continue reading Is Privacy Worth Worrying About?

14 Must-Have Gadgets for the Geek in Your Life

ATTENTION GOOGLERS! Here’s a link to my 2012 list Let’s face it. For many of my readers I am the geek in their life. I’m the nerdy friend you tell your IT guy about when you don’t know what else to talk about because you want to talk about the latest political news about Herman…… Continue reading 14 Must-Have Gadgets for the Geek in Your Life

iPhone, Your New Cigarettes

The parallels between the iPhone in 2011 and cigarettes in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, and 80s are stunning. It’s iconic. It’s celebrated as the cool thing. It’s a status symbol. It’s celebrated in the media. It’s manufacturer is getting rich. There are cheap imitations. (Sorry Android users) It’s addicting, but not viewed as a serious…… Continue reading iPhone, Your New Cigarettes

5 Things the App Store Teaches Us

More than 1 billion apps have been downloaded from the iTunes app store. Believe it or not, there are lots of people who still don’t think of it as a serious marketplace. A billion is 1,000 million folks. That’s pretty serious. Here are 5 things that the app store has taught me Free is a…… Continue reading 5 Things the App Store Teaches Us

The $500 cat toy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9NP-AeKX40 I’m an Apple addict who hasn’t fully appreciated the iPad. Now I finally get it. It’s Apple’s play into the pet owners market.

Three New Mac Apps

I’ve got three quick apps for the Mac to share. All of them are free , freemium, or stinking cheap. Maybe they will be useful for you, too? If you are anything like me– your work computer is a bit of a mess. I’ve got all sorts of work files mixed in with personal files,…… Continue reading Three New Mac Apps

Back to the Garage

Last night I was listening to the latest episode of This American Life about origin stories of new industries and companies. Many well known companies have a myth that they started in a garage. Even if it really isn’t true, people want to believe that their company was created by someone with a crazy idea…… Continue reading Back to the Garage

Customer Service Matters

When it comes to customer service, it matters. It is one of those things that I have always been quick to notice… and lately I’ve come across some amazing examples of it. In the past 30 days I’ve received remarkable, incredible, stellar…. unbelievable service from several companies I have new relationships with. Stunning! Observation: Start-ups…… Continue reading Customer Service Matters

Giving Thanks

My family isn’t one that will likely go around the table and share what they are thankful for. But that doesn’t mean I am lacking gratitude this Thanksgiving. Here’s a few things I’m especially thankful for. #1 I am thankful for my red hot smokin’ wife, who is a stone cold fox, and two kids,…… Continue reading Giving Thanks