Category: Musings


Google Securing The Web One Discrete Monopolizing Push At A Time

Contrary to speculation by some, Google’s decision for encrypting search data is motivated by the goal to make the web as a whole more secure and it’s not driven by economic interests. I think Google is silently forcing the internet to do what they should be doing on their own.

By eric

What Does Web 2.0 Mean To You?

I have been doing a lot of reading and a lot of thinking and trying to decide what exactly Web 2.0 means. What massive advancement in an emerging technology called the internet advocates an increment in major version number? Some people say its the looks. The new feel of the internet with crazy CSS and …

By eric

AT&T – Reactive vs. Proactive

As much as I hate to steal a title or a good joke, I want to title this post iPhone Outage? There’s An App For That. Why? Because it’s funny. So why am I talking about reactive vs. proactive? In case you haven’t seen it yet, AT&T recently came out with an app called AT&T …

By eric

Price of Commercials

The price of commercials is especially high for engineers. And by commercials, I don’t mean an intermission between pieces of a sitcom or drama, I mean the brief 15 seconds of an interruption when someone asks an engineer in the zone a question that takes 3 seconds to answer. For the sake of argument, let’s …

By eric

Causing More Problems Than You Solve

To start off, if you know me personally, then you know I recently (July 30, 2009) broke my leg skydiving. If you’re interested, you can see this video on Youtube here. To make a long story short, I had surgery that night, they put a titanium rod in my thigh and I have been on …

By eric

Busiest Person You Know

The old adage, “If you want something done, give it to the busiest person you know” is probably one of the truest messages you can pass to a technologist. The first thing I want to point out is there is a difference between busy and always doing something. Just because someone is doing something, doesn’t …

By eric

Bing! Hunch! Decision Engine!

I know, the title is an awful play on Batman from the 60s, but I thought it was funny, so tough. Anyway, Bing as most of you know is Microsoft‘s attempt to fix search (if you think search is actually broken, but that’s a whole other post). Bing (which for those of you who don’t …

By eric

Why Idea People Should Twitter

Let me start off by explaining what I mean by an “Idea Person.” To me, an idea person is someone who just has a knack for thinking of things that would make the world a better place (or at least make things easier for some people). They don’t necessarily need to be a scientist on …

By eric

Social Media Information Propagation

This morning I read the news story Irish Student Hoaxes World Media With Fake Quote. To summarize the article, an Irish student put a few quotes on Wikipedia on the page of a composer who had recently passed away to see how quickly people would use them. He made up the quotes and they were …

By eric

Trying Out Twitter

So I have finally decided to stop being a luddite about Twitter and give it a shot. I went to a Limenal Group event held by friend Scudder Fowler. He had 3 speakers all talking about CRMs (Customer Relationship Management) and how they relate to social media. The event was great. The speakers were Penelope …

By eric

Follow My Travels

Buy My Book

Archives

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006

writing