18 Mar 2016, 00:00

A Sunbeam for Mia
We lost Mia today. I’ve always read posts like this with some amount of indifference because in the back of my head I am thinking “this is just an animal” and “this is not a person”. And so I forgive you for feeling the same way. I understand that response. This stream of thoughts is really for me, and it is also for my wife and kids and anyone else who feels the loss of our “just a cat” as acutely as I am feeling it right now.

23 Jul 2015, 00:00

My Family’s Experience With WOW Airline, Told in a Series of Tweets.
[NOTE: WOW Airline did reach out and make this right for us. Calling customer support didn’t help, but calling them out on Twitter did. That is an unfortunate precedent, but welcome to our new social-media-driven society.] If I can prevent one family from having this experience with WOW Airlines, then it was worth being public about it. @wow_air My family had a really disappointing experience getting from CPH to BOS on your airline.

18 Dec 2014, 00:00

Work with me here, Verizon
Yesterday, in rapid succession, I received three texts from Verizon Wireless. The first told me that I’d used 75% of my data for this billing cycle. The second told me I’d used 90%. The third told me I’d gone over. This was in the span of about a minute. In my 3 years on this plan, at this data allowance, this has never happened. Of the 2GB in my monthly plan, I’ve rarely used more than 1GB.

20 Oct 2014, 00:00

iCloud "Family Sharing": Great Feature Unless You Use iTunes Match
Family Sharing provides users with a way to share purchases from their iCloud/iTunes account with up to five other people. Additionally, this feature enables you to create iCloud accounts for children, and to manage the purchases and content available to those accounts. iTunes has been around a lot longer than this feature, and so for years now, people have had to a different means to share app purchases across multiple users.

11 Oct 2014, 00:00

Where to Post? Finding Yourself Amongst Ello, Facebook, and the Glut of Social Media
Ello is a social platform that has been the subject of some buzz recently. Either by design or by accident, Ello is squarely positioned as the anti-Facebook, which immediately places it in a similar space in people’s minds. That’s a great deal for Ello, because feature-wise they have a long way to go before the can really throw down: no mobile app, no OAuth, no API. Ello claims to be built on a Freemium model that will sustain the company without them resorting to selling user info; but only time will tell.

12 Sep 2014, 00:00

TL;DR: Stop Expecting Achievements to Make You Happy
A moment of clarity from the folks at HuffPo… Here’s the best part: When you detach happiness from achievement, these five things that happen are the key ingredients to success. Disconnecting happiness from achievement is the best way to achieve anything….