Last month this Article was posted titled Finally a use for twitter. The story by itself is pretty interesting, but unfortunately it didn’t highlight an actual use for twitter. Instead it was more of an interesting story about THE_REAL_SHAQ on twitter. I’m more of a football fan than a basketball fan, but [...]
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Building scalable systems isn’t limited only to technology. Often you can take the lessons learned from Computer Science and apply those same techniques to business systems and dramatically improve the effectiveness of a business.
During a company meeting at one of my previous jobs one, of the executives was berating the company as a whole [...]
With all of the Taser incidents getting more media attention now, I thought I’d point out a discussion on the Diane Rehm show this morning on NPR. This is the best most thought out discourse I’ve heard on Taser incidents. Not only do they have a spokesperson from Amnesty international and an associate [...]
I’m constantly looking for software or utilities that will improve my productivity. From trying out new languages to learning new development tools, nothing is out of bounds. One thing I’ve learned over the years is that there aren’t any magic bullets out there. Nothing will magically make the pain points go away. [...]
I ran into the Leopard upgrade problem that others have been reporting. The problem happens after you do a successful upgrade and the system reboots. It then hangs at the blue screen prior to login. Other people have wiped the disk and proceeded with a fresh install. While I could have [...]
Ruby advanced to 10th place this month on the Tiobe index. It moved up to 2.519% percent of the market. It will be interesting to see if Ruby can penetrate into the top 8. The percentage drops of the languages in the top spots are interesting to note.
Whatever businesses do there are consequences. Even the seemingly smallest procedures can affect your customer base, your employees in ways you didn’t intend. One specific example that has occured to me lately is the purchase of gasoline. It used to be that you’d pull up to a gas pump, put the handle [...]
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Microsoft has been on the offensive when it comes to piracy lately, but perhaps their most interesting move lately comes with the Zune. The Zune has been receiving a lot of press lately, most of it deservedly bad. There is just one little area I’d like to focus in on though, and that’s [...]
Welcome to my little corner of the Internet. I like to ramble on about things that are technology related or startup related. You can take a quick look at the categories on the sidebar to get the gist of what this blog is about.
My name is Doug Tolton, I’ve been a professional programmer [...]