Category: Tech

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Emma and Liam Most Popular Baby Names, Alexa Trails in 65th

Emma and Liam surpassed Alexa as the most popular baby names.

/ February 13, 2019
Simone Giertz Burn Brian

Badass Builder Girl Simone Giertz Discusses Her Plans to Burn Brian the Brain Tumor

I’m not sure I knew of Badass Builder Girl Simone Giertz until this week, but BoingBoing shared a powerful video Tuesday and mentioned that her meningioma, Brian, decided to keep growing after her 2018 brain surgery last May. Most of...

/ February 1, 2019
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Vanishing in the Digital Age – Evan Ratliff at Picnic

I came across this presentation by Evan Ratliff about Wired’s Vanish contest. I’d never seen and it was nice to hear him share the story. Ratliff has had a big year, his startup publishing platform Atavist was acquired by WordPress’s...

/ January 9, 2019
Google is Watching You

A Brief History of B&H Photo and the Google Creep Factor

I very much enjoyed this Brief History of B&H Photo which appeared on YouTube the other night. I’ve been a long time customer of theirs and have almost always had excellent experiences. But there’s one creepy footnote to how I...

/ December 16, 2018

Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 iOS App May Speed Up Your iPhone

I tried out Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 DNS resolver for iOS and it does seem to improve the speed of my mobile web browsing. The app looks up internet addresses more quickly and more privately than your ISP’s DNS. Likely due to...

/ November 16, 2018
Amazon Passes trillion revenue

Amazon Surpasses $1 Trillion in Cumulative Revenue

Trillion Dollar Milestone Reached in Company’s 25th Year When Amazon announced its third quarter results ending September 30, 2018, its $56.6 billion in net sales brought its cumulative revenue to $989.57 billion1. It also announced guidance for net sales this quarter of...

/ November 11, 2018

Google Protecting Privacy of Inhabitants of Street Murals

In development of Portland Wild, I discovered Google blurring the faces depicted in public art murals.

/ October 23, 2018