September 05, 2013

I’m a Candy Crush addict, but from afar. There’s no version available for my Windows Phone, so I play on my better half’s tablet. I’m limited to early mornings, nights, and weekends. But who am I kidding, if there was a Windows Phone version it would be on my phone the first day.

May 08, 2013

If you’ve read any of our blog, Twitter, Facebook, or newsletter postings then you know we’re big on privacy (in almost all forms). And we mean privacy from all snoopers, government & private (companies and/or individuals). We’re also realists – technology has changed the game to such a dramatic extent that our DNA might be the last bastion of personal privacy.

Oh wait, maybe not.

May 03, 2013

I do not come here to bury Microsoft, but to offer some unsolicited advice.

April 15, 2013

It’s convenient to make Microsoft the whipping post for the steep drop in PC sales, but they’re just part of the issue. Where they do bear blame is not building a longer bridge between Windows 7 & 8. Vista was such a disaster that 7 had to hit the market faster than expected to fix all the issues. As such, Windows 8 was released basically on the heels of Windows 7. The PC’s purchased with Windows 7 aren’t in need of replacement. Users aren’t clamoring for a touchscreen PC, and Microsoft has put all the true innovations in Office 2013, not the 8 operating system.

March 21, 2013

I know I'm a few minutes late, but the picks below were posted to Twitter (@Syzygy3) more than a hour ago.  So no whining.

Final Four: Louisville, Ohio St., Kansas, Indiana

Finalists: Louisville, Kansas

Winner: Kansas


March 07, 2013

Building a website today is a far different task than it was back in the early 90’s. While in many respects it’s simpler and more accessible to a greater number of people, building a truly great website takes expansive know-how and a great deal of coding creativity.

February 28, 2013

'Copyright Alert System' rolls out to catch illegal downloaders

How exactly do the entertainment companies find out that a particular ISP customer is pirating their content? If they know the customer why do they have to notify the ISP? Shouldn’t the ISP already know as well? Something doesn’t fit in this whole scheme.

February 20, 2013

Don’t think for a moment that we’re not actively engaged in hacking everything and anything tied to our enemies AND friends. This is the new form of global cat and mouse where the actual repercussions won’t be felt for years. That said, China’s concerted effort to penetrate corporate and governmental systems should be a slap to back of our collective heads. You’re now living in a Tom Clancy novel – and no one escapes his stories unscathed. We either better prepare ourselves or suffer unknowable consequences.

February 07, 2013

YES! But… only if Dell gets it right this time. Here’s what I mean.

Dell, through the years, has purchased some greatly technologies. Together these technologies should have provided Dell with an unbeatable platform for them to get hardware, software, and services into all size businesses. Except the procured technologies had a bad habit of disappearing after the acquisitions were complete. It became a frustrating mess.

January 31, 2013

Not a big fan of hyperbole. Nor do I want to use this space for political discussions (after all, there’s enough technology to discuss every moment of everyday). But being in the IT space we see firsthand that the current US immigration policy regarding those who are technologically proficient is limiting the country’s ability to continually out-innovate the rest of the world. We’re not always going to home-grow the best and the brightest; sometimes the opportunities America affords people will attract those who can make an impact in the ever evolving technology industries.