I seem to have a habit of blowing up this blog. Sometimes intentional and other times not. This last time I wanted to change the theme as I was bored with my last one. If you’re a WordPress user you know how simple it is to install a new theme and activate it so you’reRead more »
Posted in technology on the 13th February, 2014 by Kevin Bae
It’s becoming more and more clear that Internet broadband providers like Comcast, Time Warner, AT&T, and more are cleverly shaping Internet traffic to hide how they throttle online video to home consumers. A great example in the linked article at GigaOm.com shows the writer streaming an episode of The Good Wife that is having bandwidthRead more »
Advances in technology by and large improve our lives. These advances also have a habit of ruining long running traditions. Take the Santa tracker for instance. Way back when there was a phone number you would call and a recording would tell you Santa’s location. There was a mystique and kitschiness to the entire idea. ItRead more »
I ran across this article in the Wall Street Journal today with the headline, “Cities Try to Lure Young Professionals With Cheap ‘Micro’ Units”. Aside from the base prostitution type jokes that ran through my head my second thought was, “Aren’t those SROs?” In case you haven’t heard of it SRO stands for Single RoomRead more »
Posted in personal on the 20th December, 2013 by Kevin Bae
If you have a quick temper it may calm you to learn that bouts of rage could be cured by simply taking an aspirin.
A study has found that uncontrollable anger may be the result of inflammation in the body. Intermittent explosive disorder (IED), which is known as “anger syndrome”, usually begins in the late teens and is defined as a “failure to resist aggressive impulses”.
Posted in technology on the 19th December, 2013 by Kevin Bae
Kevin Marks compares and contrasts the Web as it was a decade ago, where it is right now, and where it possibly should be headed. He has some great observations about how cyclical the open and closed nature of the Web was and still is. He believes that we are in an era of silos,Read more »
Posted in personal on the 13th December, 2013 by Kevin Bae
The Christmas Stick looks like we murdered a bunch of villagers and hanged them from a tree to frighten off our enemies.
Posted in personal on the 12th December, 2013 by Kevin Bae
I know it’s getting cold when I can freeze dry my hair
I’m all for people learning to write computer code and I’ve promoted it to my friends (with the severely limited reach I have) as well. However, the marketing push for kids and people to learn to write code are over simplifying and glamorizing something that, like anything else in life, takes talent and drive toRead more »
Let’s here it for the tech giants. AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn (not really a giant but what the heck), Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo! sent an open letter to President Obama and Congress pushing for reform of policies with regards to surveillance of individuals and access to private communications and information. All good public initiativesRead more »