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Nellie brags about her latest invention--a technology to virtualize meetings and classrooms, eliminating even more white collar jobs.
The Spy dons his historian hat to explain the symbiotic relationship between technology and society.
Minding the Storage
The Spy has memory nostalgia, and makes a few suggestions about where the technology is going in view of the demise of glass disks.
Growing Into A New Year
The Spy discusses the more stable Sierra, and ponders the general maturity of the industry from a hardware and software point of view.
A Less Than Stellar Report Card
In contrast to last month, not everything just works. More Sierra problems, an old workhouse Mac fails, and some promising products must be returned.
Trick or Treat
The Spy considers treats Sierra and the new MacBook Pro, and worries about how disconnected to information age realities are political candidates.
More Than One Kind of Bug
The Spy laments bugs in the human and Apple OS, and in one app this month.
Back To School
Old and new lessons in buggy software, new versions of favourites, and a couple of brickbats, plus speculation on the Apple September event.
Technology, politics, brickbats, hornets, and close encounters with some of these.
Of Typewriters and Steering Wheels and Things
A broad discussion of economic and political disruptions from Brexit and technology adoptions.
How Reads the Glass
The Spy discusses potential WWDC options and their implications, as well as the Caltech lawsuit against Apple and Broadcom.
The Spy opines on Apple's options for overcoming a sales decline and touts his newly published novel, Tara's Mother in the Throne series.
New products large and small reviewed, and more comments on the Apple/FBI encryption flap.
Catch and Return
Leap and Sadie Hawkins Days, the Spy's adventures with the MacPro bus, various peripheral cards, and return and service policies.
Speculation on speculation, the problems with failed software, and issues of quality control.
The Spy prognosticates on AppleTV, the macintosh line, the text publishing industry (again) and the tech society obsession with violent games and characters.
Of Reading and Routing
The Spy plugs publication of the eighth in his Irish Christian Alternate Science Fiction, and second in the series The Throne. After that, he offers code to handle dynamic DNS via a Python script.
A Word or Two
Comments on some of Apple's recent products, less enthusiasm about Filemaker support, initial impressions of a new NAS and router, and some remarks about the Spy's latest fiction publications.
Back Up To The Old Tricks
The Spy mentions a few recent developments, comments on software cheats as old school, and begins a review of the Synology 1815+ NAS and its functionality.
Modula-2 R10 Templates
The Spy demonstrates how to employ R10 templates to re-use code via generics--fifth and last in a series.
Modula-2 R10 Blueprints
The Spy demonstrates how to employ R10 blueprints to leverage sound planning.
Best ePublished SF of the 2003
The Friends, volume two of The Interregnum wins EPPIE 2004 for best SF novel of 2003.
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