Let’s face it, Microsoft Access has never been cool. It has never been flashy, it has never been on the cutting edge, and I’ve yet to see an Access database application “go viral.” But that’s okay: Microsoft has steadily improved the desktop application over nearly two decades and people are still tolerating it’s clunky interface.… Continue reading Modern MS Access Forms
It seems inevitable that part of every generation’s zeitgeist is the belief that the generation before had it easier and the world is going to hell in a hand basket. This generation is no different, and with the propagation of digital technology making it easier for fear mongering to resonate in the echo chamber of… Continue reading Don’t Heed the Fear-Mongers
I recently came across this article on a breakthrough in the generation of random numbers via computers which seems very exciting with descriptors such as “masterpiece” and “light years ahead.” Revision 2 of the draft paper is uploaded here: Explicitly Two-Source Extractors and Resilient Functions, although I freely admit it is far too technical for my… Continue reading More Randomness: And Computer Science
Peter Diamandis, in his amazing book “Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think” and then again in “Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World” has a fun snippet looking at the cost of common smart phone technologies (applications) when they were first brought to large-scale market. On his list he has:… Continue reading What You Get in a Smart Phone
Great post on the subject, if you’re having trouble with battery drain on your iPhone, or if you just want to understand the topic better than 99% of the population: http://www.scottyloveless.com/blog/2014/the-ultimate-guide-to-solving-ios-battery-drain
Ref: en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Block_chain A block chain is a transaction database shared by all nodes participating in a system based on the Bitcoin protocol. A full copy of a currency’s block chain contains every transaction ever executed in the currency. With this information, one can find out how much value belonged to each address at any point in history.
Derived from a quick reading of Steve Krug’s Don’t Make Me Think, these are the ideas that stuck out to me: If something requires a large investment of time – or looks like it will – it’s less likely to be used Just having the navigation appear in the same place on every page with… Continue reading 8 Website Usability Tips