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Who uses voice control?

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 22:55:39 +0000

Voice control (Siri, Google Now, Amazon Echo, etc.) is not a very useful feature to me, and wonder if I’m in the minority. Why it is not useful: I live with other people. Sometimes one of the people I live…



Reply to Walt Mossberg – Native apps vs web apps

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 01:30:25 +0000

I recently listened to an episode of the Ctrl-Walt-Delete podcast, in which Walt Mossberg and Nilay Patel talked about web browsers vs native mobile apps. There was something Walt said that I have to comment on, because I disagree with…



Do you need to install Flash anymore?

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 16:02:36 +0000

If someone asks “Do I need Java“, my answer is a) most people don’t need it, and b) to find out if you need it, remove it. I did that many years ago and haven’t needed it. I’ve been hoping…



My Installed Add-ons – Keyword Search

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:41:10 +0000

I love finding new extensions that do things I never even thought to search for. One of the best ways to find them is through word of mouth. In this case, I guess you can call it “word of blog”.…



My Installed Add-ons – gTranslate

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 22:17:22 +0000

I love finding new extensions that do things I never even thought to search for. One of the best ways to find them is through word of mouth. In this case, I guess you can call it “word of blog”.…



My Installed Add-ons – Clippings

Sun, 18 Jan 2015 21:06:15 +0000

I love finding new extensions that do things I never even thought to search for. One of the best ways to find them is through word of mouth. In this case, I guess you can call it “word of blog”.…



My Installed Add-ons – Context Search

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:10:48 +0000

I love finding new extensions that do things I never even thought to search for. One of the best ways to find them is through word of mouth. In this case, I guess you can call it “word of blog”.…



My Playlist #2

Sun, 30 Mar 2014 20:29:02 +0000

Back in 2005, I blogged about my playlist (ala iTunes celebrity playlists). It’s been a while and there’s a lot of different music I’ve heard since then, so I’ve decided to create a second playlist. Note: These are tunes I’ve…



Keeping select cookies

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:45:06 +0000

Issues with cookies: A lot of websites set cookies to do things that you may not like. A lot of websites set cookies to provide a convenience, like keeping you logged in across sessions. Some websites require cookies in order…



Mark Surman on The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:32:07 +0000

This past week, Mark Surman Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation was on one of my favourite TV shows – The Agenda with and Steve Paikin. Here’s the video: