The Wall Street Journal has an article titled, Microsoft, rebooted, emerges as a tech leader. Personally I’ve ignored Microsoft since around 2005, but some of their recent decisions seem better than they have been in years (IMHO).
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I haven’t done any HTML5-specific web programming in a while, so although I know many of the HTML5 tags, I don’t know them all. Here’s a link to the HTML Element Reference page on w3schools.com.
Fortune has a good article on the Google Brain research team, their products, and technology.
We now enter that time of year where Amazon Prime’s “Two Day Free Shipping” really means “Three Days, Maybe Four.” I just ordered something at 7:30am on Wednesday morning, and it will be delivered on Saturday (rather than Friday). They did the same thing on my previous order.
I don’t know about you, but the only thing I’m interested in getting for Cyber Monday is a Raspberry Pi 3 starter kit:
Here’s a link to ThinkGeek’s “Black Friday” deals:
I have a shared web hosting account on GoDaddy, and wanted to do a 301 redirect with an Apache .htaccess file. For some unknown reason GoDaddy’s web interface wasn’t working for this, so I thought I’d fix the problem manually.
In short, this did NOT work:
Redirect 301 /the-old-uri http://alvinalexander.com/the-new-uri
When I saw this map after the election I didn’t think about politics. I thought, “Wow, in ten years almost all of those truck drivers can be replaced by self-driving vehicles.”
I’m all for reducing congestion on the interstates — the U.S. population has probably doubled since the interstates were built — but that looks like a lot of people who are going to need to learn a new trade.
What the sky will look like when people travel back and forth to the Moon.
I wouldn’t want to use a 9” tablet as a laptop all the time, but sometimes at night I use my Nexus 9 with a Bluetooth keyboard to type some notes or start writing some code I plan to work on the next day. I don’t use many apps, just a decent Android text editor I found.
Pros: Using the touchscreen to scroll and place the cursor. Copy and paste isn’t too bad.
Cons: The small display and keyboard.
(In the image, the word “catain” was supposed to be “captain.”)