Building Twitcher for WordPress

When designing the blog, WordPress came with the tools I needed for article-based content, but it did not cover how to create many links and display in a short, updated manner. I go over how I added it on with just a few plugins.

Making WordPress fly on a single host

WordPress is an awesome tool for blogging. It is extremely feature rich out of the box, is complemented by a swath of plugins for any functionality it doesn’t have, and if that┬ástill isn’t enough it’s possible to edit and tweak down to the smallest detail to make it absolutely perfect for what you have in…

Nokia 6 Amazon Edition: A look at the ad-enhanced phone

The Nokia 6: Amazon Edition is here, right in time for Prime Day. Unfortunately, for me, the Prime Day deals were less-than-impressive, so I entertained myself instead greatly with unboxing, looking at, and gathering first impressions of the Nokia 6 handset. Not just any Nokia 6, but the Nokia 6 with Amazon Ads Edition. I’ll…

Deep Learning: A superficial look

Deep Learning is the machine intelligence du jour, being peddled from the largest companies to the smallest startups. Google claims it’s backing their search, Niantic claims to be using it to sniff out cheaters, and Apple is, well, Apple-ish about it. If we cut away the buzz, what is it and why is it important?

Free speech in a post-factual world

The Internet has been a great equalising force as a platform for the spread of opinion, and it can take many shapes or forms, growing unexpectedly or quietly ignored. For many years, this meant a spread of ideas, opinions, software, music, movies, books, drugs and many other wares that spanned the full spectrum of both…

The E3 of yore is never coming back (spoiler: it never has)

I recently watched a YouTube video that went into great detail (15 minutes of detail, to give an indication) on why allowing 15,000 “members of the general public” access to E3 would spell doom and destruction for the vaunted industry trade show. The harsh truth, I believe, is the show needs these changes if it…

I ask 100 information questions to four digital assistants. All of them fail at least half.

After seeing the poor feedback of Watson in┬áBridge Crew, I decided to take my four digital assistants for a spin. After 21 questions across four assistants, I learned that Alexa cannot give basic information about Amazon Prime videos, none of them can properly understand which movie you’re looking for information for, and none of them can actually recommend stuff. Also, Google still needs to learn how to round up.

The Stress of VR: Why Repeat VR Usage is Difficult

With the recent release of Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Ubisoft put out a high-budget, cross-platform multiplayer VR game, spanning Playstation, Vive and Oculus’ VR platforms. It also illustrates very well the challenge with VR as an entertainment format, and that we are currently focused on VR experiences rather than VR content or, as it were,…