Today, I came across a viral story about an 8-year-old girl getting locked out of her Zoom classes for three weeks.
Mike Piccolo, CTO of a software firm named FullStack Labs, shared this not so cute story about his cute 8-year old niece.
According to what he shared on his Twitterstream, the girl got locked out of her Zoom class mysteriously. After so many attempts by everyone involved, including:
-no one could figure out what really happened.
I’m entirely of the mindset that when it comes to books, they’ve got to be paper.
Akira Toriyama, Manga artist and character designer for Dr. Slump
Ask in any writers/readers forum on Facebook/Web, and everyone would concur: Reading on the screen usually sucks.
Reading on the screen usually sucks.
Kindle, tablets, smartphones — all are great accomplices in your commute/journey. But given a choice (and money to buy enough paper), anyone would choose hardcovers for a snuggled read. A couple of decades ago, paperbacks held a close 2nd because of their easy availability on transit spots.
But this has been…
On Jan 29, after Elon Musk’s addition of BTC to his online bio, BTC surged 20%. Yesterday, when Tesla bought $1.5B worth of BTC, its price surged about 10%.
Crypto speculators, and now even market analysts, have often forecasted that BTC could easily break $100K any day, because of its limited supply. This is because the world will never have more than 21M Bitcoins.
Earlier, Elon Musk sent Doge to the moon
What very few remember is that Elon is used to announce his crypto-obsession on Twitter. He tweeted about Ethereum some 22 months ago:
This was followed…
The move isn’t foolish, but rather quite similar to what one mostly does on the Facebook platform (a reason why Facebook is so big today): Vent their anger/distress/frustration, rather than bringing the desired change.
It’s quite ineffectual in restoring whatever you think is lost to Facebook.
The amount of data that you prevent from being shared is equivalent to a jellyfish in the Pacific ocean.
If you delete an app, the only thing that happens is it stops consuming space…
Among other things, it mentions:
When I opened WhatsApp yesterday, I was greeted with a prompt to read the fine print. Among other things, it talks highly about “End to end encryption.” WhatsApp even has a ridiculous 30-second video informing users about the existence of End-to-end encryption, without any attempt to explain it.
Against Steve Job’s wishes, iTunes was released for Windows in 2003. The move skyrocketed iPod sales into a completely different universe. Yet, Steve Jobs nudged Microsoft so much so as to term it the best app written for Windows.
Something happened yesterday that betrayed that deja-vu feeling: Microsoft, as part of its flagship Project Monarch announced that it will move the existing Outlook client app (for Windows and Mac) to a fully-web-based version.
Sometimes in 2022, the PC and Mac versions of Outlook client will cease to exist — only web access will be available on desktops.
While 2020 has affected many programmers' lives for better rather than worse (unlike other workers whose paycheck depends on going to the workplace), the recession has hit several programmers’ lives.
In general, programmers aren’t a happy lot. Programming is the 9th most stressful profession. That’s not much to worry about, except for the fact that all of the leading 8 professions (except artists) come under the blue-collar category.
There is a silver lining in the sky though. There are learnings in the programming discipline that can alter a programmer’s mindset. So here goes the list.
What looks like a crisis…
Ever since Apple took a high stand against advertising without consent from iOS 14, its stand against the current ad-giant Facebook is conspicuous.
However, the same cannot be said about Google.
To evaluate Apple’s chances in the Search arena, one must evaluate the motivations of both companies.
Apple’s relationship with Google isn’t exactly that of competitors. They are codependent. Google has paid Apple $8-$12 Billion to keep Google as the default iOS browser. There is an antitrust lawsuit already that could bring harm to both of them, not just Google.
Imagine, $8-$12B just to keep it the default, not to…
Since the release of iOS 14, Facebook has been in a constant spat with Apple.
Facebook said that Apple’s privacy-killing consent box could erode its revenues worldwide in the audience network, a framework allowing other apps (Tiktok et al) to display Facebook ads based on ad-identifier (IDFA).
Now, Facebook has come up with a full-page newspaper ad against Apple, citing that Apple’s restrictions on ads are preventing small and medium business owners from growing.
Recent EU laws surrounding DMA and DSA could potentially affect both Apple and Facebook.
It could affect Apple because DMA aims to thwart anti-competitive measures by…