Have a new year….

I wrote this post a few days ago and scheduled it. I’ll most likely be at a party with friends I’d rather not see and do things I would prefer not to do. Any literary motivation would be sufficiently killed if I had sat down and published this on the day it actually was scheduled to post. That being said, I’ve reflected quite a bit on 2016 and the year that seemed to drag slower

» Read more

An open letter to Microsoft and HTC

The History I’ve been using Microsoft Windows Phone (now Windows 10 Mobile) since the first release of the OS after the appalling Windows Mobile 6.5.  Here is a list of the mobile devices that I’ve owned, all running Windows Mobile: Samsung Focus (Windows 7.x) Nokia Lumia 920 (Windows 8.x) HTC One M8 for Windows (Windows 8.x, 10 preview) Current Status It’s just been announced that at this point there is to be no update to

» Read more

Tech Monday: Lenovo Takes a Stand Against Microsoft's Surface

Lenovo Takes a Stand Against Microsoft’s Surface This is an interesting one this week and highlights how cut throat the PC industry is starting to become.  It’s always been cut throat, but lately these companies are out for blood in my opinion.  Microsoft has always had the ability to manufacture their own hardware, but chose not to as there were plenty of hardware suppliers more than willing to work with them.  The software giant, not

» Read more

Microsoft's Experiment with SaaS

Having been a downer the last few weeks, I decided to instead write about something I’ve occupied my time with lately.  I use technology as a safety blanket because, well, I’m a geek and that’s what we do.  Anyway, what I’m referring to in the title with SaaS is Software As A Service.  Boiled down to non-geeky terms, when you put “as a Service” in front of the words Infrastructure, Network, Platform, Software, etc. it’s

» Read more

Windows 10!

I just installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview.  To say it’s slick is an understatement.  Even for what is considered a “beta” its very polished and smooth.  I’m impressed with it’s fluidity and the lack of the “metro” screen that so many users have come to hate.  Although I never minded the Windows 8 start screen, others went back to Windows 7 to get away from it.  A bit extreme in my opinion. I’ve been

» Read more

Google, Live, and WP7…

I just spent almost 1/2 a day moving my 7 years of mail from Gmail to Live.com.  Live used to be Hotmail, and being a Microsoft product it integrates seamlessly into my Windows Phone.  It made sense I said.  How hard can it be I asked myself. You’re probably asking why I’d move my email address after having it for so long.  I took over an hour the other day to read the new privacy

» Read more