The 269 Million Dollar Bill

Leave it to bureaucrats to screw things up. Leave it to bureaucrats to not see the bigger picture. “The state says that Amazon is responsible for the tax it has not collected on online sales made in Texas. The $269 million includes the taxes, plus penalties and interest, from 2005 to 2009. The state is Read More

Text to Speach Texting

Yesterday a client with an iPhone asked me how to get his phone to respond to voice commands. I wasn’t sure, but after fiddling for a few minutes we got it. Then someone chimed in about voice recognition for texting. Huh? I grabbed my Android phone and gave it a shot. Wow. Next thing you Read More

Superbowl Halftime Stink, Stank, Stunk

Wow. The Black Eyed Peas really stunk. Nice try in being good by playing others music…and bringing in Slash. Usher…again music from somebody else, and really the only good part of that was his jump over landing in the splits. I just can’t believe how bad they were…and they are famous? These goof balls Read More

Google Online App Store

The article states, “Company Hopes Webb Marketplace Will Make Android Software Easier to Find.” Easier to find? I use an Android phone. I don’t have a gazzilion apps. Really, most apps are a crutch…showing the touch screen process of surfing the web is very inefficient. Back to the subject…I don’t find it difficult to find Read More

Apple the Nanny State

If you look back over the “long” history of computers, you’ll see one of the reasons the PC took off was the wild west vs. Apple’s iron-fisted kingdom rule. Heck, one might say, in those early days Microsoft was more like open source and Apple was…well…not. From those early days to today one can point Read More