Today’s bad news: Microsoft Snip tool soon to launch with the PrintScreen Key
Changes like this always make me wonder about Microsoft's motto: "Empower every person to do more…" How am I "doing more" when I spend my time fighting with changes no one asked for and no one needs?
Granted, we probably needed a faster and more convenient method of opening the Snip tool than WIN+SHIFT+S, but what's wrong with .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Dont Move the Cheese, Gamers, Gaming, Microsoft, User Hostility
What Golden Tree teaches us about listening
Japan's second-largest tourist agency was mystified when it entered English-speaking markets and began receiving requests for unusual sex tours. Upon finding out why, the owners of Kinki Nippon Tourist Company changed its name.(source)
The saga of the Golden Tree travel agency was a memorable lesson in my college marketing class. As was the Chevy "Nova"'s entry into .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Fail, Leadership, Listening, Marketing, Nova, Ugly Sonic
SIIG KVM and USB C hub – Managing remote work is so much easier now!
So I put some effort into getting my home office put together. I have dual monitors nicely raised to the right eye height. I have a motorized standing desk, nice keyboard, mouse… the works! But the main issue was switching between my home computing and my work. I had one laptop for each .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Home Office, Remote Work, RPS
John Oliver’s Breakdown of Data Brokering – What it is, why you should care, and a small side-order of Congressional blackmail
Of course John didn't actually blackmail anyone, but he made a valid point that sometimes the only way for things to get done is for Congress to feel the problem actually affects them. To prove his point of how vile and dangerous unregulated data-brokering is, he used completely legal and commonly used techniques to get data about several members of .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Congress, Identity Theft, John Oliver
Razer Cynosa V2 Gaming Keyboard – A risky buy, a regretful return
A few years back, I bought a Razer mouse and was floored to discover that it required an online account signup with Razer just to download the drivers to make it work. Their extortive practices weren't the .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Corsair, Razer
Asus ROG GM703 – Two year review
At the time I bought this, ASUS and MSI were the two top contenders. Both were solid brands with good history and all the features I wanted, but MSI has a weird obsession with making the keyboard perfectly rectangular at the expense of shoving all the keys together. As soon as I noticed the ASUS had a .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Asus, Gaming, Gaming Laptop, Reviews, ROG
Netflix Misses the Easy Marks
One of the reasons that Google because THE Internet search engine (though DuckDuckGo is better because it protects privacy) is because they have clean, no frills interface and they WORK. They get the job done. Those two key features made it the juggernaut that it is. Netflix is basically on the same path except for a few .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Netflix, Streaming TV
MeWe: Privacy based Facebook alternative – A Review
It's been great watching DuckDuckGo rise as a major Google competitor. I've been thrilled to see Firefox taking a more aggressive approach to protecting people as a way to combat the invasiveness of Chrome. Now we might finally have a solution to the Facebook problem. "Which problem", you might ask?
If you didn't already know, Facebook .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Facebook, MeWe
Research Group Concludes that Coca-Cola Paid for Favorable Research To Evade Responsibility for Obesity
According to a Cambridge study "Coca-Cola sought to obscure its relationship with researchers, minimise the public perception of its role and use these researchers to promote industry-friendly messaging."
Specifically, Coca-Cola has been found to be manipulating public information to minimize their part in the obesity crisis and instead blame exercise instead of sugary drinks. The paper mostly .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Market Lies
Sony Camcorders – Once the King, Now the Jester
In the early 2000's I worked at Best Buy and was impressed how much better Sony camcorders were than the competition. Faster focus, better zoom, better durability, Nightvision, and so on. They were the only brand I've ever bought: a few 8mm ones, a miniDV, and finally an HDR thingy in 2013. That's where the problems started.
First, I was pretty annoyed that nightshot was no longer a feature on .... [Click here to read the rest of this post]Tags: Camcorder, Handycam, Poo, Sony