Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer thinks you need to be a computer scientist to use an Android phone


Found this interview with Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO, and thought it was interesting.

It’s neat to hear him talk about Microsoft’s products and take questions reflecting some of the technology giant’s future. But I just couldn’t help but be amused by some of the question/answers.

For instance, when it came to questions about Windows phones… and then being asked to compare to Apple’s iPhone and Android phones. Ballmer says you need to be a computer scientist to use the Android phone.

Well, come on Steve. It’s really not that bad. Have you ever actually used one? I understand you can’t get excited about Android phones… I mean, you’re trying to sell and push the Windows phones right?? Oh yeah, right.

Anyways. It’s amusing.

The part about the Android phone is at about the 21 minute mark.


Building a WordPress plugin – Useful video


Recently I’ve been working on a couple of ideas for a WordPress plugin and since it’s something I haven’t done yet, meaning writing a plugin from scratch, I thought I’d do a little research. I’m familiar with Hooks and how filters and actions work…. but I figured a little research would be wise.

Research is always wise. ūüėČ

Found this video and thought I’d share. This is from 2009 but much of what’s discussed is relevant.

My first computer – Tandy 1000


Anyone remember these things??

I had a Tandy 1000 HX. No hard drive…. and it was in the first wave of computers with the 3.5 inch diskettes.

Used to compose music… really terrible music I should note, on this thing.

Anyone remember the games in this era?? I remember spending so many hours playing the King’s Quest and Space Quest games…. I loved the sense of humor in the Space Quest games.

Here’s a Christmas commercial for the Tandy 1000. I vaguely remember seeing this on TV.


CBC Archives: Introducing the Macintosh, 1984


I had to post this. Been watching some of the CBC Archives on YouTube, I like spending time on YouTube occasionally.

Found this great video on the introduction of the Macintosh. A GUI computer!!

I remember doing all the text based commands to start up early generation computer games, word processing programs and all that. I had an old Tandy 1000 years back when I was a kid.

Here’s an introduction to the Macintosh, a GUI interface, a mouse…. easy as pie.



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