Tag: android

  • Android app updates

    An Android app I needed to use refused to allow me into it unless I updated it. BONUS: Every time I hit the update button, it took me to the iTunes Store. So, I went to the Google Play Store. It said I had the current version. So, I visited the store from a laptop […]

  • Android personality 

    I will try not to spoil Westworld but no guarantees. So the premise of the show and movies is there is a park with androids who become dangerous. Part of the fun is determining whether this is because of an accident, systemic problems, or sabotage. Essentially this is the kind of story that motivated Isaac Asimov […]

  • Bad Guesses

    Usually the best way to guess which technology product will be successful is to bet against the one I like. Betamax, Apple, Linux, Picasa. So it surprises me Barnes & Noble are giving up on the Nook since I went Kindle. I’m not usually in this position. Then again, I was on the brink of going […]

  • Tweetdeck

    Tweetdeck is my primary interaction with Twitter. Managing two Twitter accounts would be annoying via the web (two browsers given Prism is dead). At times I do accidentally post under the wrong one. Though I think the solution to that might be not having two blue profile icons. It is not Tweetdeck’s fault I fail to […]

  • RIP Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs passed away yesterday. So naturally the fanatical fans were devastated, the normal fans were sad, and the rest of us understood. Comparisons made to Martin Luther King, Jr, John F. Kennedy, Thomas Edison, and yes even Tony Stark seemed maybe somewhat exaggerated. Though not by much. He possessed intense curiosity, powerful intuition, great vision and […]

  • Moral Operating System

    “We have stronger opinions about [iPhone vs. Android] than we do the moral frameworks to guide our decisions.” To be fair the choices were selected to be ones most people would have to have taken a Philosophy major to understand, Kant versus Mill. There are other moral guides like Jesus, Aquinas, Richard Dawkins, Mohammed, Pope […]

  • Virtual Doctoral Graduate Student

    People think I am smart because I read hard stuff. Okay, maybe it takes a special breed to read a book by academics on applying game theory to every day life. I read hard stuff because the easy stuff doesn’t take my mind off things. Today, two people asked me if I am a doctoral student. […]