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Use a Custom Logo in a Blogger Dynamic View Template

For some time, I've been meaning to launch a new blog to display my research and more esoteric writing.  I've had the domain for months, but never got around to finalizing the site design or writing anything for it.  Being a Wordpress developer, I'd put together...

How Not To Synthesize Speech

Another in a long line of odd robotics projects to come out of Japan, I ran across this little gem on Automaton.  According to the project's website, researchers at Kagawa University are working towards the: Construction of a talking robot which has mechanical vocal...

Thoughts On Chromebooks

As Google moves forward with it's "Nothing But 'Net" operating system, with the first retail Chromebooks available June 15th,  criticism of their strategy continues to abound.  While it's often compared to the furor over Apple's bold statements prior to releasing the...

One Grid To Rule Them All?

For this month's edition of "Boring Technical Things I Write About In The Middle Of The Night" I'd like to talk about the new CSS3 Grid Layout draft specification.Well, I suppose I'm not going to get all that much into the technical details... mainly because they...

My Favorite Text Editor

While often overlooked in general catalogs of vital software tools, text editors are somewhere near the core of many professionals' virtual arsenal.  I use a simple text editor to organize my thoughts, stage articles, parse out client requests, review websites, and...

A Face For Intelligence

By now most everybody has heard of Watson, an A.I. built by IBM to compete on the Jeopardy! game show.  If not, you should probably take a moment to learn a bit about it.Wikipedia Article On WatsonIBM's Watson SiteWatch Watson on YouTubeThere's a lot of debate about...

An Unusual Observation About iPad Adoption

Last week I attended this year's Technology Tools for Today (T3) conference in Florida... as an exhibitor.  It's a conference for software and service providers focusing on the investment and financial planning industry.  Like most jobs involving the phrase "man your...

Gadget turns human body into a musical instrument

A new electronic toy manufactured by Tomy will soon be encouraging Japanese users to touch each other, in groups of up to four, as a way to create music.  As described on New Scientist's One Per Cent, the device apparently passes a slight electric current through the...

In Search Of Bad Websites – Governments?

Discussion of industries with particularly bad websites always piques my interest, so when my morning research brought me to an article titled The Ultimate Ugly Showcase of Current Government Websites I jumped right on it.  Turns out the article isn't all that...

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