Author: A. Jay

  • Subscriptions

    Subscriptions

    I heard a podcast recently featuring Nicole Nguyen who spoke on coping with the rising cost of digital subscriptions. She mentioned things like: As I thought through that, I realize that many people now have most of those services and probably more, and I wondered if there was a better way of doing things, or […]

  • Binding

    Binding

    Today, we are not binding our Macs to Active Directory as we’d done in years past. It used to be that binding Macs to Active Directory provided some real benefits as it related to GPO and shared network resources. Policies could be assigned and network resources could be allocated in ways that couldn’t be done […]

  • Transparency

    Transparency

    I heard a quote recently that really resonated with me. Technology is everything and for everyone. And increasingly, it’s most useful when we don’t notice it all.  Shira Ovide I’d never put it in those words before, but for 30 years that I’ve been involved with technology that’s been the idea that drives how I […]

  • Permissions

    Permissions

    This time on web sites, or more specifically, within WordPress. I discovered recently quite by accident, that you shouldn’t use your administrative un/pw to create content. It’s just a really bad practice. So I’ve spent a good bit of time today straightening that out. If someone knows the user name of the admin of a […]

  • Inboxes

    I’ve shared recently how email is arguably one of the most efficient forms of business communication (and sometimes personal as well). And sometimes, it’s helpful to have more than one inbox. I have a personal inbox, one for work, one for junk mail, one for school, and another for web work. Sometimes managing all those […]

  • FSE

    Full Site Editing or FSE is something that’s been touted loudly in recent months. It became popular with recent releases of WordPress and continues to get more robust as other releases come out. Maybe a better way to say it is that it gets more mature. In order to take advantage of FSE you have […]

  • Email

    There is a growing trend in business to use messaging platforms like Microsoft Teams and Slack more and more to not only reduce the amount of mail in our inbox, but also get more immediate responses from people, and while I’m a enthusiastic advocate of M365 including Teams, I’m not convinced this shift is a […]

  • Displays

    I spend a lot of time thinking about mobility and portability with technology. It’s a favorite thing of mine being able to do whatever I want to do where ever I want to do it from. It’s the catalyst for me being an iOS guy, and one of the reasons I accessorize the way I […]

  • EDC

    As a minimalist, and a mobilist, Every Day Carry is something I put a lot of thought into. The gear and the bags I carry are small and light, selected with portability in mind. Depending on what we do and where we’re going, there isn’t a “one size fits all” solution to everyday carry, so […]

  • Storage

    I read with interest this morning an article on Fox News about cloud storage and the best ways to organize and back up your files. For reference, here is a link to the article: https://www.foxnews.com/tech/best-ways-organize-cloud-storage-files More interesting than the article are the comments at the end of it. It’s clear that people are pretty about […]