During the years, my blog hosting has gone back and forth between a self-configured VPS and shared hosting. Thanks to a special WordCamp Europe 2015 offer, for the past couple of years I’ve been on Siteground shared hosting, which has worked fine. I certainly have no complaints: the site has been fast, setup was easy… Continue reading Switched to a VPS, again
Sam Biddle wrote for the Intercept on the recent WannaCry malware disaster. According to Sam, it’s not possible to name a single culprit for what happened, but militarism and greed are the two main forces at play here. This bit stood out to me: Microsoft also did not create WannaCry. But it did create something something nearly as bad: Windows… Continue reading Microsoft’s Role in WannaCry
So I went and bought a 9.7″ iPad Pro along with the Apple Smart Keyboard for my personal use (althought I’m pretty sure quite a few work emails will be written on this too). First impressions after a little use: the keyboard is the best iPad keyboard I’ve used. There are ones that are more… Continue reading Smart Keyboard and iPad Pro
The Edition models make me wonder. Buy a $10,000 Rolex and it will still be a fine watch in 30 years time (if serviced regularly). A $10,000 Apple Watch won’t.
After over four years of using an iPhone daily (first a 3G and then an iPhone 4), for the past month I’ve had the pleasure of using the Google-sanctioned LG Nexus 4 as my work phone. Trying to have a positive angle on things, I put together a short list of things I like about both OS’s.