I Had Failed to Consider Fall

This line moved in and out of my mind for a few days—here's the now accompanying poem: It was not what I saw but what gave way...Not what gave way but what did not...So the pale moon sets forththe night so long ago...When the orange of the…

It's such a treat to see past tech in movies

I don't know why, but I really enjoy watching older movies and seeing them use the off-the-shelf computer technology that was available at the time. Like this evening, we watched the movie Deep Blue Sea, made back in 1999.  In the movie, the lead…

Any advice for a first time conference-goer?

I’m going to my first conference next month, and am looking for some general tips and advice from experienced conference-goers on how to get the most out of it. The conference is in Rome, which I’ve never been to, so I’m quite excited about going.…

Discarding Problems in Vivaldi

While testing a new Vivaldi function (which is not yet in the public builds at the time of writing), I have found a serious bug (not a real bug, but more of a serious annoyance) in connection with my Auto Discard extension: The extension cannot…

What Is the Easiest Photo Editing Software to Use

Every professional photographer knows that taking a beautiful photo is only half the battle, as they still have to edit it for it to be finalized. Learning how to add effects, color correct, and balance exposure can transform an average photo into a…

linux mint xfce

Whenever I install a new computer operating system, the main test is how fast can it open up that “special” directory with 20 thousand pics and other media files in it. One must be able to page through the media without hesitation or hard drive…

A Sojourn Concluded

I'm a very rational human being, in fact it's something I say with pride and a swelled chest, as if making a grandiose statement that will shock the world and humble those around me. I am a firm believer in the physical laws of the universe -…

Some Guiding Technology Principles

Two things hit me today as big lessons I've learned over the years. They apply to pretty much any technology-related activity be it programming, application architecture, etc. They are:…