Dear web designers, Can you please STOP ADDING RESET BUTTONS to your forms? There hasn’t been a single user in the entire history of the interwebs who filled out a web form, and then went, “O wait, all of that isn’t right, I’ve entered the wrong information! What to do, what to do, but pull…

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Bofixier is the extra app that all Dropbox users have never know they’ve always needed. Dropbox is awesome. I assume you all know this. As a backup, data syncing, and sharing solution, they’ve got their competition whipped*. I’ve been a Dropbox user for years, and haven’t spent a single thought on backup since. Also, since…

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I tried. I really did. When Evernote decided last year to limit their free accounts to what amounts to trial use only, I abandoned the best note-taking tool on the planet, and out of sheer spite moved to Microsoft OneNote. I even ranted about Evernote’s evil corporate greed on Facebook. Evernote, I apologize from the…

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Well, let me rephrase that. I wrote1, edited2, revised2, outlined1, translated3, reviewed4, critiqued4, and miscellaneous-othered5 100010 words. I set my goal for 100,000 words way back in January, performed some long division, and set up a Beeminder Goal for 274 words a day. Halfway through the year, with Summer approaching, I felt all stressed out…

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Google has a well-developed sense of irony. Yesterday evening, performance of Google’s own websites (Gmail, Calendar, Google itself) deteriorated so badly so quickly that they became unusable in Chrome. Everything was fine on other sites and in other browsers, so I contacted Google support about the problem. Support was extremely quick to respond and very…

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Still going strong. The second month of my 100K year (the year in which I enlist the help of Beeminder to write at least a hundred thousand words) has yielded: a pro sale of one of my January stories; 8680 words of newly drafted, edited or revised short fiction; 1170 words of edited or outlined novel; two brand new…

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So far, so excellent. The first month of my 100K year (the year in which I enlist the help of Beeminder to write at least a hundred thousand words) has yielded: 13580 words of newly drafted fiction, edited or revised fiction, and critiques of other writers’ fiction (taking into account how I tally my productivity,…

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I suppose it was inevitable. With the increasingly rapid developments in the area of Artificial Intelligence, and the particular service-level needs of IT helpdesk systems, it was only a matter of time before someone, somewhere, developed a reliable Artificial Stupidity system. And it appears that Trend Micro is the forerunner in this deplorable new technological field….

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UPDATE: Op 29 december liet VGZ mij in een e-mailreactie op mijn klacht weten dat ze naar hun eigen smaak inmiddels wel genoeg antwoorden hadden gegeven op mijn kritische vragen. (Tussen de regels door wist hun reactie haarfijn over te brengen dat ze onder geen voorwaarde bereid waren mijn gelijk te erkennen, laat staan om excuses…

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UPDATE: Deze ronde gooit Eneco zijn eigen glazen in door een verlengingsaanbod te doen wat niet eens in dezelfde grootte-orde valt als de mogelijkheden die Independer geeft.En weer scheelt de overstap ons een paar honderd euro per jaar ten opzichte van passief bij de huidige leverancier blijven. Niet elke Nederlander neemt de moeite om jaarlijks…

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