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Short Takes: April 4, 2014 Commented on: 1 week ago (April 7, 2014)

Regarding Brendan Eich: although he is the designer of JavaScript, OKCupid did not stop using JavaScript while it protested his hiring at Mozilla CEO. But they didn't have to, only a few people...

Microsoft Opens Build 2014 with Windows, Windows Phone Updates Commented on: 1 week ago (April 4, 2014)

I'm a Windows Phone 7 and Windows XP user. I'm NOT feeling any love. haha

One Week Left: Windows XP Users Defiant Until the Very End or Just Uninformed? Commented on: 2 weeks ago (April 2, 2014)

My plan next week is to disconnect my wife's creaky old obsolete nine year old Windows XP from the Internet. I ran into problems trying to change over its second hard drive to Linux and found out...

Dual-Boot Windows Phone/Android Handsets Allegedly Coming to Market Commented on: 6 weeks ago (March 6, 2014)

This just seems like a way for Microsoft to wind down the Windows Phone operating system and ramp up a version of Android that has a tiled user interface and defaults to services provided by...

In Latest Shakeup at Microsoft, Reller and Bates Reportedly Out Commented on: 6 weeks ago (March 3, 2014)

I suppose this means more Scroogled ads are coming along with new campaigns iHosed and LOLnux.

Android Is Not Really Open, Secret Documents Reveal Commented on: 9 weeks ago (February 13, 2014)

It's been said here and elsewhere that Android has become the "Windows" of mobile. If so then it should be no surprise Google achieved this with bullying methods similar to Microsoft. The question...

VAIO Con Dios: Sony Exits PC Market Commented on: 10 weeks ago (February 6, 2014)

The Sony PS3 is pretty solid. I have no need to upgrade as I mainly use it for Blu-ray based games on movies. Sometimes I watch YouTube on it. In three years I've never purchased a thing from the...

It's Official: Microsoft Names Satya Nadella as CEO Commented on: 10 weeks ago (February 5, 2014)

Here's a crazy idea for a first major act as head of Microsoft: provide an incentive to Windows XP users to update to Windows 8.1 using current hardware which makes this "you won't be able to keep...

Short Takes: January 31, 2014 Commented on: 10 weeks ago (January 31, 2014)

I have a Yahoo Mail account for 3 reasons: I've been in a small yahoogroup for over 10 years and we're reluctant to change; I like the 1 Terabyte of free space from Flickr; and I use its calendar...

Alan Mulally Formally Ends Microsoft CEO Speculation Commented on: 14 weeks ago (January 8, 2014)

Maybe one day Mullaly will reveal how close he came to consider leaving Ford for Microsoft. He sounds very coy in this article.

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