This week I had a taste of fear and regret when I thought I left my laptop on the bus. I spent a whole work day freaking out, trying to secure my sensitive data and recover my valuable files. I am writing a reflection on
This week at work, they replaced my ailing but valiant Dell XP laptop with a new HP Windows7 notebook for work, and then surprised me with a dual-booting iMac desktop for me to aggressively customize and evaluate the next wave of standard applications we might
A couple months ago I added a free, open source plugin to my Mac called f.lux that promises to relieve eye strain and insomnia caused by blue screen glare. It adjusts my screen’s color temperature based on the time of day to reproduce more natural
If you haven’t heard of Chrome OS, it’s Google’s attempt to do away with the desktop altogether and have everything that happens on your computer happen inside the browser. This means that instead of opening Outlook for your email, you go to Gmail or Hotmail
The recent explosion of great tools that simply run in a web browser has been amazing. From tools like Google Docs, Evernote, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, Prezi, and Rememberthemilk and the venerable Gmail– you can access powerful tools for free wherever you are. However, sometimes a
I first became interested in open source software while working at an underfunded little charter startup in the central valley of California. We had an aging computer lab that didn’t have any modern software because the school couldn’t afford to pay for the licensing fees.