Distraction Free Blogging? I’d Pay For That!

Distraction Free Blogging

While I applaud the efforts made by the WordPress team to include a distraction free editor, it unfortunately does little (and cannot for technical reasons) to stop the myriad of distractions that occur on my desktop or laptop. The only real way to stop the flood of email notifications, IM's, phone calls is to disconnect … Continue reading Distraction Free Blogging? I’d Pay For That!

They Didn’t Think It Through – Browsing WordPress Mobile Theme Stores

Theme Demo Nexus Screengrab

I was looking for inspiration for a mobile site design today, trawling WordPress theme stores, when I noticed a particularly stupid and unhelpful trend. The image you see below is what I get when I visit the demo for a mobile theme on a mobile browser. Yes, that's right - you're looking at the full … Continue reading They Didn’t Think It Through – Browsing WordPress Mobile Theme Stores

Medical Practices Simply Can’t Afford To Skimp On IT Infrastructure

1964, Dynamic control problem being studied in the Analogue Computer Laboratory

The Earth orbits the Sun, and medical practices can't afford to skimp on IT infrastructure... some facts are simply immutable. Normally I would proclaim that any business can't afford to skimp on its IT infrastructure, but given the current climate where just having a Windows XP machine connected to your network is a HIPAA violation, I've clearly … Continue reading Medical Practices Simply Can’t Afford To Skimp On IT Infrastructure

Please Just Be Honest When Asking For A Link Removal

404 - Broken Links In Google Webmaster Tools

Can we just be honest when asking people to update or remove links? It happens to all sites. Links move or change, posts occasionally get deleted, categories get restructured and despite your best intentions, you still have broken links coming into your site. At this point you can either set up 301 redirects to a … Continue reading Please Just Be Honest When Asking For A Link Removal

Where Are The Parents?

Facebook Social Media Abuse

I read the following without a single shred of disbelief, but with a lot of sadness when it comes to parenting skills of many of my peers and societies reaction to such a state - which is to let state be the corrective force. The channel found that British police deal with around 20 "social … Continue reading Where Are The Parents?

Tablet Productivity – A World Of Compromise

Tablet Productivity

Back in early November I wrote a post about challenging my tablet productivity assumptions, and set out with the goal of leaving my laptop behind (as much as possible) and doing most, if not all, of my work on my tablet. As per my previous post, this adventure in mobile productivity meant pairing my Nexus … Continue reading Tablet Productivity – A World Of Compromise

Challenging Tablet Productivity Assumptions

I guess it's fair to say that with the exception of full-fledged Windows devices, I've always held that tablets were little more than media consumption devices upon which one would be mad to attempt a full days work. While I still hold that is true with regards to processor intensive work such as video editing, … Continue reading Challenging Tablet Productivity Assumptions

Is Facebook Testing A New Like Button Design?

New Blue Facebook Like Button

It looks like Facebook may be testing a new design for their "Like" buttons and boxes found almost ubiquitously on websites. I first noticed the new button design, which looks a lot more like the social buttons offered by Twitter, Google Plus an others, while visiting Nothing Serious using Firefox. I still get the same … Continue reading Is Facebook Testing A New Like Button Design?