Tag: Technology

Half a Bot and Half a Man

I admit that I have always been suspicious of CAPTCHAs of any kind. Apart from the repeated concerns voiced by various experts over the years, I have always felt that they cause more problems than they actually solve. Read more…

Open Technology: One Board to Rule Them All

If you happen to be only a bit like me, you have been yearning for the day when useful technology would be affordable even for the less fortunate; help us save resources and money; reduce the distance between either end of the world to milliseconds rather than seconds, minutes, or even hours; ease the pain of daily chores by way of more efficient communication and co–operation, and so let us squeeze a bit of extra time out of every day to spend with people and things most precious to us. Read more…

Open Technology: Breaking Free

What does it take to enjoy “Open Technology”? Is there a definition that actually makes sense? What’s wrong with the present state of technology? And, perhaps most important, why should we even care? After reading a rather phoney essay on the technological prospects of the foreseeable future, these questions kept me occupied for several weeks. Read more…

Rainy Afternoon or How to Make the Best of Flat–File CMSs

I have been toying with the idea of switching to another Content Management System (CMS) for quite a while. It was my general reluctance to change working systems that kept me from making the move earlier. Truth be told, I’m not much of a status–driven person, I don’t care for the brand of my cars and even less for what people have to say about the software I employ to manage my writing. Whatever works with a minimum of fuss is fine and dandy. Read more…

Customer Care Catastrophe

In theory, I’m every customer care agent’s wet dream. I read the fine print of contracts, I plough through manuals and tutorials, and I consult FAQs and forums to gather relevant information. Only if educated guesswork and common sense fail me utterly, I contact help desks. Read more…