Sometimes, when my Chromebook updates, it resets my default search engine (back to Google, instead of DDG) across all of my Chrome instances on all computers. I’ve had this issue a couple of times, so I figured I’d mention it here; I don’t know if others are experiencing it. (If you have this issue, here’s… Continue reading On Chromebook updates and anti-competitive behavior
I’ve previously written about my appreciation for AliExpress and online shopping; that lead me to purchase a pair of Bluetooth headphones. More specifically, I already had cheap wired headphones, and nice noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones. I wanted cheap bluetooth headphones to wear while walking around town. Not expensive, not noise-canceling, without a need for a long… Continue reading On Bluetooth headphones and quality management
I’ve enjoyed watching DRL (drone racing league) for a couple of seasons now. They’re the most professional of the broadcast drone races, have high production values, and are generally well put together. It’s clear they’re developed by an experienced production team. I also am not in the US most of the time, which makes it… Continue reading On DRL and Twitter video distribution
I have a Chromebook which I highly recommend as a second computer. It’s light, affordable, has great battery life, and can do 95% of what I need day-to-day. It could work as your only computer in most cases – I just find it underpowered for some tasks. Today, however, I want to write about the… Continue reading On Chromebook as Chrome minority
As part of the Web Design class I teach at LCC, we talk about working with clients on website redesigns. As part of that, we need to talk about how to know if a business should redesign their website. A few criteria to consider: Usability criteria: Is the current version of the website still online at… Continue reading When should a business redo their website?
I greatly enjoy listening to NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts. They bring in artists from all over the world, across all genres, and have them play 3-4 songs in their office, literally sitting at a desk. The artists are playing a more stripped-down version of their songs typically, as it’s reasonably-acoustic. Rarely you find more than… Continue reading On Taylor Swift and Tiny Desk Concerts
I was listening to a recent episode of the Distributed podcast, which featured an interview with the CEO of TopTal. In the episode, at around the 15 minute mark, he made an interesting point about punctuality. Specifically, he said that their hiring process gave punctuality – being on time – a high weight. Being late… Continue reading Punctuality as a remote work skill