Gabriele Maidecchi

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The Facebook experiment has failed. Let’s go back.

I am signed into Facebook right now. At a quick glance, the entire list of posts on the first screen are irrelevant to me. If I scrolled down I can …

Social Media Marketing

Max Headroom and the Strange World of Pseudo-CGI

Another good example of this can be found in the 1981 film <i>Escape from New York</i>. Early on in the movie we see what appears to be a wireframe model of …

A Visual Explanation of SQL Joins

I thought Ligaya Turmelle's post on SQL joins was a great primer for novice developers. Since SQL joins <i>appear</i> to be set-based, the use of Venn …

Improving the security of your SSH private key files

Ever wondered how those key files in ~/.ssh actually <i>work</i>? How secure are they actually?As you probably do too, I use ssh many times every single day …

Are Current Web Design Trends Pushing Us Back to 1999?

But nothing could have been further from the truth. Although, on the surface, it was not evident (and might still not be evident to some people) that …

Live map of recent changes to Wikipedia articles is mesmerizing

An open source graphic maps when and where changes are made.<p>A website built by two programmers, Stephen LaPorte and Mahmoud Hashemi, displays recent …

Top 10 Computer Tricks Every Geek Should Know

We’ve talked before about the things every computer user should know how to do, but we geeks are special: we want to go above and beyond, to explore …

The IT Crowd returns for a finale special

Another TV show is coming back for its final say — this time from across the pond.<p><i>The IT Crowd</i>, a British show about computer guys and their …

Guys Like This Could Kill Google Glass Before It Ever Gets Off the Ground

The Segway. The Bluetooth headset. The pocket protector.<p>What do these three technologies have in common? They all pretty much work as promised. They …

Barley Aims To Be The Absolute Simplest Way To Create And Edit Websites

Sometimes the simplest product demos can be effective.<p>Take a new web editor called Barley. To show off the product, co-founder Colin Devroe opened me a regular old web page, then changed the wording of the page with just a few keystrokes. A small editing menu opened as he typed, but didn’t have to …

Thoughts After a Week with Google Glass

A year ago I signed up to get early access to Google Glass. This past week I put the device into real world use and learned a lot about the potential …

5 Myths of Password Security

High profile database breaches aren’t a daily thing just yet, but they’re certainly not rare. Linode’s recent system-wide password reset and Scribd’s …

Why we’ll never meet aliens

If you combine all our current knowledge of statistics and astronomy, it’s nearly comical to believe we’re the only intelligent life in the universe. It’s easy to get lost in the numbers thrown around—there are billions of stars and planets in our galaxy and billions of galaxies. Humans are rather …

Samsung defends 16GB S4's mere 8GB of usable storage

Samsung's Galaxy S4 has drawn criticism as phone fans discover the 16GB version of the 5-inch smart phone actually only has around 8GB of useful …

Phones

How You Can Get Retweeted 50 Times To 130k+ People - Even If You Have No Following And Don't Know Jack - Christoph Engelhardt

Wow. This week has been amazing for a whole lot of people at the MicroConf 2013 in fabulous Las Vegas – I was lucky enough to be one of them. And to …