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Tech

How to transfer files between any device on your network; Mac, Windows, ChromeOS, Linux, Android, iOS, etc.

This open protocol from the 1900s works on practically everything. I see a lot of articles on other tech sites about cross-platform and cross-device file transfer problems. For example, there’s this article on XDA developers.  Here’s another article on TNW about Google making yet another file transfer protocol.  It makes me wonder, “Do people not […]

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Tech

Asus Vivobook S 14X OLED Review

Beautiful OLED screen and excellent H-series performance The Asus Vivobook S 14X OLED is a great new laptop in the $1000 price range that features a gorgeous organic light emitting diode screen as well as a high-performance H-series Intel processor. This laptop is mainly geared towards the 18-30 year old crowd of college students and […]

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Design Tech

Smartphone Graphic User Interface Design Tips

iPhone and Android touch screen smartphones have a lot of interaction design and usability problems, many of which stem from originally being designed only for 3.5 inch screens and also not being designed for adaptability across the system. Here are some tips to consider to help resolve those shortcomings. All of the general interaction design […]

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Design Tech

Do we need an open operating system for designers?

It used to be that Mac OS was a great operating system for graphic designers since it was the first consumer available operating system with a graphical user interface plus it had great postscript printer and font rendering support. That was back in the late 1980’s. Today it feels like Apple doesn’t care that much […]

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Tech

The smartest messaging method is not a segregated mess of WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram, SMS, Slack, Teams, Facebook, Instagram, WeChat, etc.

“Too Long Didn’t Read” Summary: Managing too many messaging apps can cause cognitive overload and contribute to burn-out. It’s smarter to focus on the one system that works with everything everywhere there’s internet and is completely open for you to control and customize on your own within the largest messaging ecosystem on the planet. Type […]

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Design

General User Experience Design Guidance

This page lists design guideline suggestions backed by logical reasoning that has often been proven in usability studies. Many GUI designers either ignore or don’t know about many of these basic rules that should probably be common sense.  Make it “Easy to Learn” and “Easy to use” Always label buttons with text by default Enable […]

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Philosophy

Philosophy of THE MATRIX: RELOADED

Here are my ideas on the Matrix Reloaded movie. A lot of people find it confusing and decided that it is only an eye-candy film simply because it is hard to understand. I’ve found that this movie is a very strong compliment to the original and it shows that the “rabbit hole” goes a lot […]

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Philosophy

LIFE AND STRUCTURE

Numerous philosophers have sought to develop a plausible and effective account for the structure of human life. Er, rather… an account of human life as a single entity. This is inherently difficult since there is no way to take into account all human life; past, present, future, here, there, and everywhere. Some, such as Plato, […]