Today, I was trying to create a new account on my Nexus 7 so I could download an app from the Google Play store. I entered my first name, last name, and then started trying to pick an account name. msftlivi – “This name is unavailable” liviericmsft – ‘This name is unavailable” … and on […]
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We all have one: a friend (or five) who posts a lot of rants on Facebook about how one thing or another sucks, how a product is just so terrible! or how they can’t stand how that company ruins everything they try and release. This negativity is prevalent with the anonymity and “safety-in-numbers” feeling that the internet provides, […]
I love working in airports. Yes, there are crowds. There’s noise. There may be a crying baby next to me – but I have some of my peak productivity when I’m sitting in an airport terminal, waiting for a flight. It doesn’t matter where it is (as long as it isn’t O’Hare) or whether it’s […]
A lot of people look back on their college days with nostalgia. I miss my friends and the organizations I used to be a part of, sure – but after having worked “in the real world” for about half a year, there are some things I miss that corporate life doesn’t lend itself nicely to.
The other day, I started thinking about how casually I use technology and how little of my time is spent “disconnected” from the digital world. I wake up, check Facebook/Twitter/Email and head off to the train to go to work – some days I walk quietly to the station, checking my phone every once and […]
For those of you who haven’t heard, Google launched the beta version of a same-day delivery service in the Bay Area called Google Shopping Express. The premise is simple: The stores you know and love now do same-day delivery thanks to Google’s personal service. I decided to give it a try.
Several months ago, I stumbled across this blog post courtesy of a Facebook friend, and it’s stuck with me. I’m the first to admit that I don’t know nearly as much about the small business and start up world as I should, but the article provided a pretty good general overview of leadership principles and […]
Alright. I’ll admit it. My first review was a little over the top with excitement about having a new smart phone. Since I’ve had the chance to use my Nokia 928 for close to three months, I decided that I wanted to do an update review based on some additional things I’ve found. First of all, I […]
Today I started a simple Windows Phone app and ran into a couple of problems with Visual Studio 2012 on the Windows 8.1 Preview. If you have just started out on an app and are unable to run the Phone Emulator, read on for instructions on how to update Visual Studio 2012 for Windows Phone […]
A few months back when Google announced that they were keeping Chrome OS and Android separate, I wrote a blog post about why this disappointed me. Yesterday, when Apple announced the iPhone 5S, I got a little bit of that excitement back. The introduction of the 64-bit mobile operating system gave me faith that my dream […]