World Backup Day 2020

It’s that time of year again: where I remind everyone to back up their shit and one or two of you listen to my beautiful, unsolicited advice. Millions of photos (mostly terrible selfies)… Those old MP3s you ripped (or STOLE) twenty years ago… tax returns… files you don’t even want to know about but have … Read more

Reducing Google Calendar Spam

Google should be fixing this on their end, but they haven’t yet. And they have no way to report spam (see below for an update on reporting spam through the web interface). If you’re seeing something like the screenshot below, read on for how to fix it (via The Verge, among others). I’ve seen a … Read more

Dear New Yorker, and All Website Owners With Popups

This is not how you get me to subscribe. Holy overlays, batman! First, we have both a top and bottom pop-up. And that narrow space in the center? That’s not even the content from the article. It’s an ad. One that auto-plays. Horrible. Here, learn something about accessibility and usability. Okay, I’m going to close … Read more

Oooohh Shiny

The pace of technology is extreme and accelerating. I have never considered myself a coder or developer. I am an applier of technology. Early in life, I explored bleeding-edge technologies as they rolled out. I was curious. I wanted to learn all about these new tools. As I grew in my career, I continued to … Read more