Cars have cup holders. Why not cellphone holders?
August 20, 2015
For a lot of people in America, a car is a facet of everyday life. It’s generally not something a lot of people spend their time thinking about in more abstract concepts. Sure, one might think about that annoying squeak or if they have to get gas, but not much more. However, I live in San Francisco and don’t own a car, nor have I for many years. For me, driving a car is something of a rarity and when I do, it’s often rented via zipcar. So each time I’m in a vehicle, I spend more time analyzing the vehicle itself. Today’s thought was a simple one, borne out of basic necessity: why are there cup holders, but not cellphone holders?
Making Of: The MFA Phone (Because Twilio is too easy)
April 16, 2015
Like so many others, I strongly believe that multi-factor authentication (MFA) should be a requirement for every website. It is a cheap and (fairly) easy way in which we can secure the sites of today, that use the authentication from yesterday (well, a few decades ago), until we have the secure authentication of tomorrow. Companies like Authy and Duo are making it faster and easier than ever before to adopt MFA into your personal workflow for “Everything”. That is, until you need to share a login with colleagues.
Samsung Galaxy S4 – I'm quite impressed
May 30, 2013
Oh darn! I ruined the entire review. Here I was, going to tell you what I thought of the Samsung Galaxy S4, after my first week of use… and I gave away the ending in the title. Well, you know what? Screw it. I’m going to tell you what I think anyway because “I’m quite impressed” means very little to you, the discerning internet denizen. You want details, damn it, and I’ll try to provide them.
Woah, I should get Mom a Samsung Fascinate (Phones for the older folks?)
July 12, 2011
Nexus S CC-BY-SA-3.0 Luca VolpiNo, I don’t actually have any plans to get my mother a Samsung phone. For those living under a rock (or don’t have cable), that’s the recent tag line from a Verizon commercial. It’s a rather amusing commercial about a dude deciding that he should get his Mom a smart phone so he can send her pictures of his child… a child which doesn’t currently exist… but if it did he would name it Brian. A little odd, though amusing. It has set me to pondering about my own Mother’s need for a new phone and specifically how there are no good phones for the older generation.