New Term – Popeilware

(Posting this here so as to not forget or lose it to the ravages of time.) Popeilware 1.) The tendency of software or similar applications to be implemented without an eye to their future enhancement or improvement. Derived from Ron Popeil and his pitch of “Set it, and forget it!”

Lync 2010 for Android – NOPE

Following the rollout at the office of upgraded instant messaging–Microsoft Lync 2010–I decided to take advantage of the cross-platform capability of the client and install it on my Android phone–my trusty Galaxy Nexus.  I would have installed it on my 2012 Nexus 7, but. much to my chagrin, there is no tablet compatible version available. […]

Breaking Through the (Pay)Wall

UPDATE: Apparently, my syntax on the custom filters was incorrect.  I have corrected them below.  Limited testing has verified these filters as working in both Firefox and Chrome. The small number of people who follow me on Twitter are well aware of my distaste for the implementation of the paywall on baltimoresun.com.  Given how obstreperous […]

Apropos of Coffee

Earlier today, I could not quite recall where I had seen a scene where someone had been hit in the head by a flying coffee cup. Thankfully, the Internet exists to rediscover things like this.  After viewing the link on YouTube, I was reminded of the scene from “The Big Lebowski” where The Dude is […]