Why Blockchain Matters

I came across this talk via Fred Wilson’s blog. It’s an excellent introductory talk by Muneeb Ali into blockchain and why blockchain matters. He uses very concise arguments, stays away from...

“Hmmmm, I am not sure”

Annual smart speaker IQ test

LoupVentures put out their annual smart speaker IQ test. They tested Google Home, Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod and Microsoft Invoke (Cortana). Each system was asked 800 questions on a variety...

A post-apocalyptic wasteland

Chernobyl exclusion zone

Over 32 years ago, the #4 reactor at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant broke down. The steam explosion exposed the reactor core and the resulting fire contaminated a large area. I...

The birth of vertical scrolling

Retro gaming: 1942

I played 1942 a lot on my Commodore 128. It’s a variation of Galaga but in a WW2 setting. It also came with a vertical scrolling background which was a...

Personal wish for 2019

Small is better

I am a big fan of small computing devices. I think my iPhone X is unwieldy big – don’t get me started on the Max. I sometimes I use my...

My wish for 2019

Tolerance

I wanted to write something today on 2019, but I think predicting on the long term is just shooting with hail. Predict a lot of things and you might get...

Personal tech, gadgets and apps

What did I use in 2018?

One of my main reasons for writing is that I can document my thoughts and visit them later. It’s interesting to see how opinions, assumptions and the world changes over...

Cool thing of the week

Pearl palace

Like last week, let’s take a look at the an abondoned site. It’s an abandoned palace in Iran. This palace was designed by William Wesley Peters – son-in-law of Frank...

Another arcade favorite of mine

Retro gaming: Out Run

Same as After Burner, I wasted a lot of coins on this game in the arcade. Out Run a simple driving game. You drive a Ferrari Testarossa and the objective...

Hard to explain hobby

Audiophile truth

I’m distracted today and I’ll have to keep it short. This is a great cartoon from The New Yorker which sums up my audiophile hobby....