January 30, 2024

Article: Interview with Lee Peterson

Years ago, I conducted a few interviews on this site and really enjoyed the process. With this site celebrating 25 years, I thought it would be nice to get back into that habit, showcasing some interesting voices on the tech web. I had the opportunity last week to chat with Lee Peterson, whose work has appeared in a few different publications, as well as his own blog, LJPUK.NET

January 8, 2024

Article: On the Beeper Mini Saga

If you haven’t been following the news cycle in the Apple tech world, one of the big stories has been involving an app called Beeper Mini. The app was created to bring iMessage capabilities to Android, giving them blue bubbles to their iPhone-using friends, as well as adding a layer of security. Beeper Mini was set to be a subscription service, but shortly after its release, Apple made changes to iMessage, breaking it. Beeper made changes and the service required a jailbroken older iPhone. It’s attempting to fix a problem that’s broken, but I’d argue from the wrong angle…

November 15, 2023

Article: When It’s Not Fun Anymore

I’m going to be putting this site on a little hiatus through January. I’ve been at this for almost twenty-five years, much more than half of my life. I get excited about people making cool things and new gadgets that empower us to create. However, I’ve felt for the past year or two I’ve gotten away from that and it’s a good time to step back and re-center…

April 7, 2023

Article: Major League Baseball is Squandering Fans

Growing up in Northwest Indiana, I was a Chicago Cubs fan from a young age—while it may have felt like a fool’s errand at times, there were plenty of wonderful moments, not to mention sharing this with friends and family. Many years later and a few moves from my childhood home, I find myself in another corner of the state and that it’s nearly impossible to watch my team without jumping through hoops, both technically and financially, and I’m just not feeling like it’s worth the effort…

December 15, 2022

Article: Maybe We Don’t Need Twitter

Ever since the purchase of Twitter by Elon Musk, I’ve been watching the proverbial car crash in slow motion. I’m both mourning the messy, sloppy, but fun little world of people that I had curated for myself and angry at the narcissist that has taken over and we’re still not quite sure what his plan is yet. I’m not quite sure he knows either. Still, I didn’t set out to write a think-piece about how to fix Twitter or what services could replace Twitter or to formally announce that I’m leaving Twitter. There’s plenty of that everywhere else. Instead, I’m wondering if maybe we should just let it go…