Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Back to Basics; capiche?

This ZD|Net article's right on. Navigating the frequent and massive Windows 10 Updates is simply "burdensome". And the new features aren't that compelling. Time to re-think the strategy, MSFT!

Another interesting insight from the article, "it's widely known that Microsoft let go a bunch of its Windows testers back in 2014, substituting flighting and new unit testing procedures in their stead. I don't think Microsoft will reverse this course and bring back testing as a separate discipline. But they could improve their testing procedures and supporting infrastructure as part of a return to a focus on fundamentals."

I've worked at large companies that effectively eliminated QA engineers on behalf of "Agile Stretch". It generally doesn't work well! Developers have a different mindset and focus than Testers, and the end quality often reflects that. You really don't want to go there! 😮

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

It's not a Bullet, it's a Black Hole!

$67 Billion end-to-end? That's in the same range as the proposed "Border Wall" 😱 It's estimated that just $8B is required to upgrade our nationwide air traffic control system to better safety standards. Lately, I feel like I'm living in some weird parallel universe! 😨

Mac Dock!

Getting all the external I/O connections hooked up to your MacBook can be a daunting task! This nice tethered dock by Henge Docks provides a nice all-in-one solution via USB 3.1 for around $199 MSRP. When you consider that a single Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter goes for around $30, the price tag to "Solve Everything" may not be that bad.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Top 'bots!

Here's an interesting on-line article in DesignBoom, showcasing some of the top robots of 2017.

Network TV's disruption

Are we seeing the sunset of conventional network TV programming? It seems more obvious each year, as Netflix and Amazon's content continues to eclipse conventional programming! 😮

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Chip off the ol' blockchain

OK, the blockchain hype has gotten totally out-of-hand!

Tea ~= "distributed crypto-chained data";

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Smokin' Enterprise SAS SSDs!

According to the following story in Computer World, Western Digital is releasing some awesome UltraStar SS300 SAS SSD devices in the 400GB - 3.2TB capacity ranges. Impressive e-storage technology!