I get a lot of people asking why I choose Spotify over other services like Pandora or Apple Music. I'm not going to focus on the negatives of the other services and will, instead, focus on one of the biggest positives of my chosen streaming music service... It gets me!
The Web 2015-19
Katie and I desperately want to extend the wifi signal in our house. It just doesn't reach as well, say, upstairs in our bedroom as we'd like. It was fine before. But now that we're relying 100% on streaming for our TV habits, we need a better one to avoid buffering and display artifacting and the like.
A friend of mine retweeted the following from author Dayton Ward...
Yes, I know you're all geeking out over the Google Thanos Easter Egg right now. But, sometimes the best things that happen on Google Search are not ones that Google put there intentionally.
The other day, I celebrated the return of Karl to the blogosphere as a return of one of my friends I had, ironically, lost touch with because of “social” media (did I use “ironically” correctly?).
When social media took off around 2008 or so, the biggest price was paid by the blogosphere. Bloggers jumped ship for MySpace (although that was basically dead already), Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google Buzz/Wave/Plus, And lord only remembers what else.
I fell down the rabbit hole known as Google Maps... again. Gawd, I need to stop doing that.
Sorry, folks. I’d love to take a moment to give you some big, great blog post but I’m too busy defending my house from an oncoming hoard of zombies...
It’s been 14 months since my first announcement and, as it seems it hasn’t gained much of a following, I thought I’d remind you all that my #yonduonterra toy photography does have a home on the web at kapgar.com/yonduonterra.
In case you were wondering yesterday what I meant by “Implement Rankings accordion” on my honey-do list, and since they’re now successfully implemented, how about I give you a little background.
There is such a thing as too much sweet, right? Like gut wrenchingly, sugar coma inducing, diabetic shock causing sweet, isn’t there?
A few years ago or so, I got into Reddit, the so-called "front page of the internet." For those not in the know, it's officially described as a "social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website."
Back in grad school, I was pretty big into documentary films. Heck, I even worked on the crew of one.
Have you ever heard of BuiltWith.com? It's a pretty cool site where you can enter a URL of a website and find out what kinds of technology the site uses to make it run.
I keep finding myself having to explain to people how comic art can be a powerful conveyance of emotion. For some reason, they still don't always buy it. So how about I share some art I found on Twitter this morning commemorating the 17th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on our country.
Do you remember a week ago when I was reminiscing about my old FunWithDeadTrees book review site? There actually was a reason for it beyond just taking a stroll down memory lane.
How many of you remember oh-so-many years ago when I ran a pre-Goodreads book review site called Fun With Dead Trees? Probably not too many, I would think.
“I’ll make ya famous!”
— Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez), Young Guns II, 1990
It has been a month since my qualified personal removal from the world of social media. How’d it go? Well, that depends on how you look at it.
I know this is a bit late because I think this hit its peak early last week, but what is your take on the Laurel vs. Yanny debate?
At work, we have a committee that I’m on called Thrive. It’s dedicated to providing information on and creating events that promote health and wellness, not just physical, but mental and emotional as well.
Remember those cool little six-second videos I used to produce and publish via the Vine app a handful of years ago? Yeah, the service is gone after Twitter killed it in October 2016, but you can still check out the videos online. It’s just not the easiest service to navigate.
I really owe a huge debt of gratitude to Mercedes, a tech from Apple’s customer service phone center.
You’ve all seen those little one minute or less recipe videos on Facebook, haven’t you? I’ve seen a ton. I’ve saved a bunch of them in anticipation of trying to make them myself.
Here’s a question to all of you who have signed up for MoviesAnywhere and have linked up your iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and/or Google Play accounts...
This was too good to not share...
I need to apologize to my readers out there. I realize there are some issues with how my blog renders when you check it out. Trust me, I do. Whether that is when you actually visit my blog in your browser (hopefully very few issues with this), or in your feed aggregator/reader like Feedly or The Old Reader (more common), or in emailed notifications (do any of you actually do this?).
Oh, Amazon, you devious little bastages! First, it was One-Click Ordering where you only needed to click a single button to begin the ordering process. Sure there were still a couple steps after that, but it was still pretty simple overall.
I hate when I feel like I’m the last person to find out about something. This happened to me yesterday when a co-worker introduced me to a new functionality within Gmail. Not so bad at first. Then I looked up more information online and found an article dating back to 2005.
Sometimes, predictive text can be a source of utter frustration. Other times, it can be a font of unending humor.
It really drives me nuts when I see this...
I am at a complete loss with this "sponsored ad" I found on a webpage I was browsing at work today.
Such poise, elegance, and compassion from someone in power feels decades old.
It's been 11.5 years, but I finally decided to try selling items on eBay again. Actually, I should qualify that statement... I decided to try selling physical items on eBay again. A couple years ago, I sold some digital trading cards. Well, one... one digital trading card because no one wanted the other few.
I know I'm a few years late to the game on this but I'm finally playing around with IFTTT.