Ten days ago, I asked “Whatever happened to Google Contributor?” Today, Google seem to have answered my question: “Contributor sign-up is currently closed.”
No edition of Windows 10, except Professional and Enterprise, is expected to function for more than 12 hours of the day. Microsoft most generously lets you set a block of 12 hours where you’re in control of the system, and will reserve the remaining 12 hours for it’s own purposes. How come we’re all fine…
I bought a copy of Titanfall 2 here the other day despite the IPv6 networking issues I faced when trying to get it. However, I had one serious qualm when buying it for Windows that almost made me decide against purchasing it: I can’t play it on the Xbox.
Google Contributor is an ongoing/abandoned experiment by Google where people can opt-out from the lowest valued advertisements and rather help directly fund the websites they frequent through Google’s ad platform. Instead of ads, they see kittens, thank-you notes, or the ad is hidden from view. Two years after the service was launched without any fanfare,…
Websites are deploying IPv6 at a breakneck pace these days. I’m happy to see this development and hope that it continues! The Danish online game retailer OnePlay.com seems to have thought it a good idea to deploy IPv6 without testing. It’s just a new version of the Internet Protocol. What could possibly go wrong?
Software updates are intended to keep your devices up-to-date with security updates and will occasionally slip in some added new functionality from the developer. However, why is the update experience designed so poorly?
There isn’t really all that much innovation in the Brave browser itself except for the Brave Payments system that rewards the websites users are willing to pay for. I believe Brave Software made a big mistake when they choose to build a browser rather than an extension, and here is why.
The new Brave web browser (beta) is trying to revolutionize how websites are monetized by combining advertisement blocking/replacement technology and user-contributed subsidies to websites. Brave Software is signing on users to make volunteer contributions without prior approval by web publishers who can opt-in to receiving funds from Brave — or not.
Remarketing is that annoying thing everyone experiences on the web, where the products and services they browse start haunting them around the internet. This stalking happens through related adverts suddenly being offered up on most distraction-economy based websites, which is pretty much all of them.
My immediate response to dialogs that excitedly pop up proclaiming that “New Software Update is Available!” is always “I don’t care.” —and it happens a lot more often than it should. Here is a recounting of two evenings that really got me thinking of how intrusive and annoying software updates are.