As I mentioned in my previous article, I bought a Chromebook with the intention of using it as a portable machine for web development, writing, and general productivity on the go. Chrome OS is quite limited so, in practice, my goal requires installing a version of Linux on the Chromebook. And since I don’t
In my previous post on laptops for developers, I shortlisted a few options. In this one, I share the story of how I will end up developing with a Chromebook. I almost bought a Lenovo After mulling it over, and taking into account the feedback I received, I was quite positive I’d be buying a
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been heavily researching laptops for software developers. Why I’m looking for a new laptop When shopping for a developer laptop, I usually stick to powerful machines with a relatively large screen. My main operating system is OS X, so my last few laptops have all been MacBook
A few days ago I blogged about being on assignment in San Francisco for the IBM LEADing to Africa program. Last weekend I decided to explore Silicon Valley a little, taking advantage of my temporary proximity. I did a “tour of tech” (as I called it on my instagram account). Like the geeky tourist that I
As some of you may know, I dabble in photography, which means that after years of shooting I have a very large volume of RAW files laying around (currently a little over 500GB’s worth). Adobe Lightroom does a great job at organizing my collection, which is stored on two external hard drives. I have
I’m always on the lookout for better tools to get things done and today I’m going to share the applications I use and value the most for my productivity with you, as I feel these may be of equal benefit to you as well.  Please feel free to let me know about your
Recently I went through the process of choosing and buying a new tablet. Making my selection was harder than I had initially assumed it would be, due to the existence of a few worthy contenders in the marketplace – each of which appealed to me for various reasons. I’m sharing those reasons and my
It is often said that iOS-based devices have 20% or so market share, yet they generate 80% of the total app revenue. On the surface there is a somewhat Paretoesque principle at play with smartphones. I looked into it and these numbers turn out to be misleading. iOS apps generate 80% more revenue than Android apps.
Google+, Facebook, and Twitter are seemingly similar social networks. You share updates, links, and photos with people you know in some capacity. You follow their updates. You like stuff and reply to various things that you see posted there. In practice however, I’ve found the three communities to be quite different. Facebook is family
According to Wikipedia, the Quantified Self is “a movement to incorporate technology into data acquisition on aspects of a person’s daily life in terms of inputs, states, and performance (mental and physical)”. I find data to be a catalyst towards improving my behavior and habits, so I decided to quantify an area of my
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