Friday, 16 October 2020

The Gartner Hype Cycle

the Gartner Hype Cycle

It's not new, but the Gartner Hype Cycle has two things going for it: ongoing relevance to the unending hype around emerging technologies; and the best place names since Terry Pratchett's Discworld

Thursday, 8 October 2020

“Amazon wants to win at e-commerce by removing the sale.”

Richard Foster-Fletcher considers the use of Minority Report driven e-commerce where AI sends you goods you might want without even ordering it. Episode 112 of the Boundless podcast.

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Cinnamon for the Perfect Desktop?

Cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu 20.04
Last I wrote about my perfect desktop, Ubuntu 20.04 with Gnome Shell and Extensions was the bee's knees. But sllooowwww performance, random applications crashes and untidy kludging together of extensions made it much less shiny. So is the solution now Cinnamon for the Perfect Desktop

Thursday, 17 September 2020

NEW: The VirtualBox Networking Primer

My first technical book is available now in paperback and Kindle Ebook format on Amazon.

The VirtualBox Networking Primer is a no-nonsense guide for the VirtualBox user taking their next steps into virtual networks.

Saturday, 5 September 2020

When the Guide Becomes the Gatekeeper

Hard on the heels of the US congressional hearings questioning four of the tech giants, Google's latest 'feature' releases beg the question 'what happens when the guide becomes the gatekeeper? 

Monday, 24 August 2020

Living with a Linx 1010

Linx 1010 LE tablet

I received a hand-me-down Windows 10 tablet a couple of years ago. As a form-factor and software combo, it didn't initially thrill me with joy. So, more than two years later, what's it like living with a Linx 1010? The TL;DR conclusion is down below.

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Scroll to Text Contradicts Google's Aims

Google on Chrome
As a 'new' feature in Chrome and Edge browsers, Scroll to Text contradicts Google's aims.

Tested using AMP for some time now, Scroll to Text is a new way of deep-linking to search results.