3D printing is stuck firmly in the hobbyist world: It's overly expensive, not at all practical, produces items of limited utility, and requires far too much time and effort. Yet it's also so utterly transformative that the experience is other-worldly. Other-timely, really, since it's obvious that this is how many daily objects will be produced in just a few years. My 3D … [Read more...] about Thoughts on the Modern Miracle of 3D Printing
This is not a link blog, but I just had to highlight this blatant fraudulent activity at Amazon reported by my friend Lee Badman. A quick glance shows that the same thing is widespread - too-good prices on items offered off-Amazon with payment through gift cards. It's a straight-up scam, and I wonder how many people have been hurt by it and why Amazon hasn't done anything to … [Read more...] about Blatant Fraud At Amazon: Do Something About It!
Note: This article is cross-posted to both my technology blog, Pack Rat, and my watch blog, Grail Watch Is the Apple Watch a personal communication revolution like the iPhone, a well-executed gadget like the Apple TV, or a total miss? Does it mark the end of the the world as we know it for watches? And what's it like to use one? I'm a watch guy and a gadget guy, so perhaps my … [Read more...] about A Watch Guy’s Review of the Apple Watch
A question came up today about something I've been doing for years but never adequately explained. In addition to this blog (which contains long-form articles written by me), I also maintain two other link blogs: Symlinks.Tumblr.Com is my collection of interesting tech articles, and SFoskett.Tumblr.Com is for non-technical "Good Reads". Symbolic Links In UNIX file systems, a … [Read more...] about Regarding My Symbolic Links and Good Reads
This is the fourth in my series on the Apple Watch. Read the rest: Transformative Success — My Thoughts on the Apple Watch Hodgepodge: My Thoughts on the Apple Watch, Part 2 The Fashion Function: My Thoughts on the Apple Watch, Part 3 The Apple Watch we saw this week is not a transformative product. It’s simply a very well-executed smart watch, and like every other … [Read more...] about Selling Fashion: My Thoughts on the Apple Watch, Part 4