As a user of a product or service you want to maintain a certain kind of status quo for what you expect the product usage to be like and what sort of interaction you’re going to have with it. This status quo is a sort of “goldilocks”-zone where you want to keep your users secure and trusting of your product. But what happens when you let your users make the content that other users can see?
If you have an iMac with Thunderbolt or USB 3 but without an SSD you can boot from a full-speed external SSD without opening the case. It’s possible for that Mac to boot in under 30 seconds and to jump generations ahead for under $200.
I had an interesting new checkout experience today using MasterCard’s competitor to V.me and PayPal, MasterPass. When I entered my email address as part of the checkout process the text “Hello Angela” greeted me back. Obviously not what I expected! Initially I suspected someone must have used my email address to create their wallet account.
It almost feels like a requirement for being a software engineer, a love affair with “the finest organic suspension ever devised.” (Bonus points if anyone recognizes that quote without asking Google.) Coffee, or at least good coffee, isn’t easy to come by here and necessitates me driving at least 45 minutes into the city (both ways) to […]
It’s been my experience over the years of building computers that in many cases you can build better or cheaper computers from scratch than you would be able to get pre-assembled from major manufactures. For me, there was also great value in getting to have the experience of assembling a PC yourself and having a […]