Here's a random sampling of some articles I wrote for my blog. Call it designing with words.
It’s the end of an era. Hotmail is no more. While news of its demise has been known for a long time now, the final nail in the coffin will be hammered in soon. By summertime this year, everyone with @hotmail.com addresses will be the proud owners of new @outlook.com identities!
If a bomb explodes, kills people, and no one is around to report it—would we all still feel “terrorized”?
Think about it for a second. If we weren’t constantly bombarded by over the top, sensationalized news reports, or heat of the moment posts on social media, would the world be such a terror-able place?
IT budgets are being slashed, IT support staff have to “do more with less”, and yet more and more demands are always being asked. Corporate (C-level) executives focus on the bottom line (as they should), so when push comes to shove, they just make it simple—centralize. Less hubs, less expenses, more profit. What’s an IT guy to do?
The media was set on fire last week when Beyoncé Knowles rang in Barack Obama’s inauguration with a beautiful rendition of the star spangled glory—that she lip-synced to. While the track that played was her singing, the world cried ‘controversy’ because Bey didn’t actually perform live. My thoughts, who cares?!
By now most of you are security conscious. You know what to click, what not to, and have your Facebook profiles locked down—leaving all your personal info visible to just your friends (right?). Status updates, wall posts, photos, who your friends are—all of that info is safe. But when it comes to “liking” something, that’s a whole different story. Likes are public. You’d be surprised to know there’s more info about you out there than you’d care to, well—like.
When a new OS rolls out, there’s bound to be some bugs. Battery life seems to drain faster, iDevices randomly reboot on their own, status bars disappear. Since the launch of iOS7 last month, it looks like iMessage is the first app to fall victim to the new OS curse.