Category Archive for: ‘Tech’

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Un-truthful Carrier: Ten Lies T-Mobile Told Me About My Data Plan

Update: T-Mobile Help says, “We do need to allow for some time for this ticket to be worked before we can take the next steps. In reviewing the account, I did see that your usage is not yet over 3 GB for this month, and that your data stash was added on 1/26. It does seem very odd that we’d show you being …

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Iphone Feature

Most Frustrating iPhone Touch ID “Feature”

Clearly as we rely more on our devices, their security is more important than ever. But in the case of Apple’s iOS Touch ID hardware, I cannot understand for the life of me why Apple’s made security more paranoid than I will ever be. Every single time you switch off your phone, you’re required to log in with Touch ID again – …

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The Mac Equivalent of iPhone Kill Switch

Interesting stories today noting a drop in smartphone thefts with emergence of kill-switches. The Mac equivalent of the iPhone kill switch is setting a firmware password on your laptop or desktop. After having my laptop stolen in 2014, I wrote this popular post: How to Secure Your Mac From Potential Theft

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Feature Themes

The Easiest Way to Install WordPress: Now Even Better

Some of you may remember my WordPress Quickstart offering. It’s an inexpensive, performance optimized installation of self-host WordPress that takes just a few minutes to activate. I’ve enhanced it now with a broader array of pre-installed themes and plugins. The WordPress Quickstart is the fastest, easiest way to launch a new WordPress site of any kind. This Quickstart is also performance optimized with Varnish …

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Amazon’s Seattle Headcount to Nearly Triple in Five Years

Shortly after ‘Amageddon': How Amazon’s culture is taking a toll on Seattle’s future went viral over at GeekWire, Amazon dropped a bombshell. It’s building enough office space to nearly triple its Seattle headcount by 2019. If you like the current dose of Amazon on our city, how would you like two more doses of equal size? Well, it’s coming our way. …

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Doom And Gloom

Amageddon: Amazon’s Driving Seattle to an Increasingly Obvious Future

GeekWire published my latest “‘Amageddon': How Amazon’s culture is taking a toll on Seattle’s future“. It’s received nearly 10,000 Facebook actions and definitely tapped into unspoken upset in Seattle residents about the company’s growth. Here’s an excerpt: When I arrived in Seattle in 1991, Tim Wistrom’s art playfully epitomized post-apocalyptic Seattle. But increasingly, the city’s likely doom appears much less …

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Inconsistent Results with the Twitter API

Getting inconsistent results with the Twitter API? I found this gem in Twitter API documentation: Lastly, there may be times in which the rate limit values that we return are inconsistent, or cases where no headers are returned at all. Perhaps memcache has been reset, or one memcache was busy so the system spoke to a different instance: the values …

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