Google Knows Too Much

Google builds some great products, and they seem to have a free (or cheap) option for just about anything you could want to do with a computer. But what if I don’t want one company having so much control over my online world? The amount of data we keep online is pretty amazing. And with… Read more Google Knows Too Much

The Frictionless Computer

I have long been a user of open source software. Installing Linux (most recently Elementary OS) on all my computers, and trying to use open source alternatives whenever possible. Despite my personal preference to use open source software, I regularly find myself going back to the iPad as my daily driver. The iPad just works.… Read more The Frictionless Computer

Emergency Information Service

I want an app or website that is able to give me the local emergency information for whatever area I am in. A service like this would be helpful for many different situations. Currently to get this information I use Google. I do a few Google searched with the department I want with the zip… Read more Emergency Information Service

I Don’t Understand Slack

Anyone who works in tech, or any industry by now, has heard of or used Slack. It has become wildly popular as the latest productivity tool. Slack is labeled as a team communication app. It’s the next step of office chat. A high powered version of email. It’s big advantage, is it’s integration with so many… Read more I Don’t Understand Slack

Digital Heirloom

I’ve received a few family heirlooms in my life. A nice wallet, a hat, dog tags. Physical items of some significance to my family. How will these family heirlooms changes as we become increasingly digital? More and more of the things I care about, besides people, are digital. My entire photo collection is a digital… Read more Digital Heirloom

iPad and Education

Since the iPad was first announced there has been a lot of talk about its uses for education. Specifically, the focus has been on college and university students. I would like to take a look at younger grades, elementary and middle school students. Students in these grades have not yet developed the way they take… Read more iPad and Education