Author Archives: H.W. MacNaughton

About H.W. MacNaughton

Technologist and communicator. Into technology, jazz, Formula One, sci-fi and any good writing about real stuff.

Using Twitter, a less-than-ambitious but humanistic approach

There are a lot of folks who are really working Twitter. They’re getting to 10,000, maybe 50,000 users as fast as they can….good for them. They use auto-follow and auto-unfollow tools and plan to turn that huge twitter base into … Continue reading

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Pat Hayden Jones – Renegade update

15 months and about 2 weeks after my last edit, I’m back at it. In the interim I spent a lot of time learning stuff for my new job, so now yes I know how to set up DHCP, LDAP … Continue reading

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Day after Christmas, a.k.a. Boxing Day

Since I married a woman who spent a few formative years in the U.K., and I’ve got friends there and even done some traveling in Old Blighty, we’ve got a few English terms in our lexicon. One is Boxing Day, … Continue reading

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How Dell sells tablets for NVidia

Or, ‘How Dell annoys its customers and enables its competition’ All I wanted was a mid-sized tablet for hanging out at breakfast & on the couch/in bed — and also take notes with a stylus,  since I hate transliterating my … Continue reading

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Review: Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Ben Macintyre My rating: 4 of 5 stars Double-cross promises a long scorecard of unusual characters in a trying–and dangerous–game, spying for Britain in WW2. It delivers, both in the … Continue reading

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Ad blocking and the end of the columnist, Part 2

Continued from Part 1 Who will write in the 21st century? So, if we’re pushing to a new paradigm where the platform is the publisher, who’s doing the writing? We are. The Crowd. Seriously, it’s already happening. CNN and ABC … Continue reading

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Ad blocking and the end of the columnist, Part 1

Ad-blocking in IOS will lead to the end of professional content creation. A bold statement? But follow thorough on Casey Johnston’s vision from The Awl — which I encourage you to read. It’s an insightful article, in which Casey goes back to … Continue reading

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Moto360 – matching band length with SteelConnects

I matched my Moto360 with the black SteelConnect lugs, and it’s a nice upgrade — I can use any 22mm band I want without any hassle or fear of cracking the back. So far so good. But a SteelConnect lug … Continue reading

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Moto360, SteelConnect and Traser band

Just a quick update – I received my SteelConnect lugs yesterday — the ZPJ folks are great international sellers. They keep you informed and offer an expedited shipping option, which I took. I’ll have an ‘unboxing’ post later this week. … Continue reading

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Why I’m an Android guy

Yeah, I’m an Android guy. Android gives you a big screen, widgets, the freedom to customize and pimp your phone. You can get wild. I carry an iPhone for work, and I about tolerate it. Mainly, it’s just heartlessly uncharismatic. Yes, the … Continue reading

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