Archive for the 'Technology' Category

Why Firefox?

Posted in Humor, Technology on December 15th, 2014

My default or “go to” web browser is Firefox and has been so for quite a number of years…pretty much since Netscape went away.

Firefoxy babe in the grass
Why Do I Use Firefox?

I could discuss the technical issue w/ Chrome or Internet Explorer, or I could frame it in sociopolitical activist terms…but, really! What better reason is there than the trope shown above?

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Product Placement

Posted in Humor, Society, Technology on December 6th, 2014

Apple has always excelled at marketing and advertisements. Even their choice of “White” as the color scheme for their devices was a masterstroke, as anyone can attest who’s seen the sea of people walking around with Apple’s pale earbud cords dangling from their heads.

Apple's iTit
Apple’s iTit – Best Product Placement Ever!

Now, with their new iTit, they’ve raised the bar once again. And, as a added benefit, this Apple offering may be the first new technology in decades that actually brings people together instead of isolating them in individual worlds of personal distraction. :-P

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Be A Victim Or A Racist

Posted in Society, Technology on August 11th, 2014

Sketchfactor LogoAllison McGuire and Daniel Herrington, two young, White entrepreneurs, co-founded  SketchFactor, which is an iTunes app for locating and avoiding “sketchy” or dangerous areas.

It uses a combination of publicly available data, e.g., crime statistics, and crowd sourcing to tag or flag areas according to various metrics for “sketchiness.”

SketchFactor, like all previous apps for location-based public safety was instantly decried as racist by both Liberals and Progressives and their minority tenants.

Essentially, according to Liberals and Progressives, if you try to actively try to avoid “sketchy” areas of a city – the first and most important step in any self-defense regimen – and you’re White, you’re a racist. Be a potential victim or be a racist; those are the only two choices allowed to you by America’s domestic enemies.

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