Category: Internet

Why do I hate DirecTV Now, let me count the ways

I got an e-mail from AT&T/DirecTV asking me to complete a survey on why I unsubscribed from DirecTV Now.  I spent quite a bit of time crafting a comprehensive answer, only to receive the notice below.  Part of my issue with DirecTV was the poor interface design. I now extend that criticism to the survey. … Read more »

Big Changes Ahead

I’m just back from TechEd 2014.  I was drinking Microsoft Kool-Aid from the firehose for a week.  I can summarize it in one word – “Cloud” (capital “C”).  This is an oversimplification, but that was the theme. I came home totally committed to testing the Microsoft Cloud.  My original intent was to consolidate all my… Read more »

Yahoo! Mail security issues.

I’m seeing a lot of issues with Yahoo Mail accounts being compromised, so I’m posting my notes here and will update as I understand the problem better.  An example is when you get e-mail from friends with a single, SPAM URL in the message and it’s sent to 10-15 people (in alpha order) from their… Read more »

Google+

I’m late to the party, but if anyone is interested in Google+, let me know. OK, it took less than five minutes for someone to ask, but my other condition is that you show you’re not a bot, and your connection come from a valid IP address. Yes, I’m being a pain, but apparently that’s… Read more »

Recommendations on setting up a web site.

I just helped Katie setup a web site (katiebegley.com).  While I’m walking through the process, I thought it would be worthwhile to document the process.  Partly this is for my reference, partly as a placeholder for friends and family setting up web sites. I don’t have a favorite hosting site, but if you have an… Read more »