Sylvester Jalnaiz from Canva wrote in and asked me to replace one of my pages links with his. Sort of rude, but he’s an outreach officer for a site that has exploited the amateur graphic design market. But then when attempting to get access to the site, it asked me to sign in using GOOGLE. OH NO!!! Big RED flag! Never, ever sign in to a web site using any other web site ID/Password! Bad, bad karma! (more…)
Do you remember Snapz Pro? That wonderful screen utility for the Mac that would capture anything? Well, it died with El Capitan and OS Sierra! My favorite feature, screen section to clip board, is saved by Firefox! Thank you Firefox!
For “Women’s History Month” someone mentioned that fashion plays a huge role in societal development — and that some of the world’s most beloved fashion designers are women! So we pulled from the Design-bookshelf’s playbook and opened these books that follow a bit of the path of fashion.
Celebrating Women’s History Month won’t be complete without taking a look at some of the spectacular work created by women in the art and publishing world.
For nearly 20 years, the Design Center celebrated International Women’s Month in March, and then “Designing Women” in April.
Now we’re following those incredible photographers at UnSplash as they celebrate the visions of Women’s Day …
I recently had a discussion with some folks about the worst threat facing the world today. Climate change was the answer. Then there was an NPR survey on Facebook asking “what’s the biggest threat to America” … and you guessed it, climate change won the cigar. I wrote Cyberwar, but it didn’t even come up in the top ten list. People just don’t know what’s really going on. (more…)
There should be an APP developer out there who could design an app to “punish’ the practice of telemarketing using robots and fake phone numbers. I had two calls yesterday that didn’t even ring … they went straight to voice mail! But you see, you cannot punish them. (more…)
The spam telemarketing calls these days are really irritating me. I had eight of them yesterday. There’s nothing you can do because they use a hijacked, “dead” number, and run a recording. If you trace the number, or call back the number has been disconnected — if you stay, and click to talk to a representative, they gather your personal data from your smart phone, then hang up. The FCC says that 50% of the calls you will receive on your smartphone this year will be spam and scam calls. (more…)
Most of you already know I don’t usually take sides, and I’m not particularly a fan of Donald Trump. But seriously folks, when is enough, enough? I’ve been blocking and deleting friends on Facebook because of their prolific, venomous, insidious hate in political posts — I don’t hardly have any friends left!
What is most shocking is that people will lie and spew slanderous garbage just for their own gratification with no thought of reality. Of course Trump is not an idiot. You don’t become a billionaire and the President of the United States by being an idiot. Or stupid. So each time someone says that, you know they’re either just lying or they’re stupid.
Everyone needs to read : “The Insidious Problem of Calling Donald Trump an Idiot”
We often see parents using technology as a baby sitter. That’s pretty concerning, but then I see children in the 8, 9, to 12 range with YouTube channels, and Instagram movie channels, and discussion forums on Facebook. It’s a little bit more than concerning — knowing there are stalkers and predators collecting their every move!
Netscape has taken the initiative to ask “What does data collection mean for a child’s future?”