Radical Development

Technical Without the Technicalities

The Game Layer On Top Of The World


I watch probably more TED Talks than I should, but these talks are so informative and insightful that more often than not I find myself thinking differently about the subject the speaker has presented. Seth talks about how game layers are built into the world via social networks and you begin to understand just how much control these layers have over our life than many of us would like to admit. Seth is a “Proud Princeton dropout” and runs SCVNGR, a mobile start-up trying to build the game layer on top of the world.

Looking Back At Computers In 1960


I admit that I did not own my first first computer until 1991 and even in the early 1990′s I affectionately refer to the 386SX-25 and CRT as boat anchors; they were huge, well so I thought. Who would have ever thought just 40-50 years ago that we would be walking around with a computer over our shoulder or even placed securely in a pocket? I’m sure not any of the folks in the following videos. Be sure to check out the Computer History Museum YouTube Channel for more history on computers. Now, this next video explains logic, rules, and … Continue reading

Microsoft Academic Software Discounts And Programs


If you’re currently a student pursuing your education in hopes of landing the job of your dreams then pay attention. Microsoft provides a number of wonderful programs that will help you to purchase much needed software such as Word that might otherwise be to expensive for you to purchase at you local computer store, obtain certifications, and even participate in a program that allows you access to development tools for free. If you’ve been in need of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Office products you may be surprised to learn that you can grab Office Professional Academic 2010 for a … Continue reading

Product Review: Diskeeper 2010


Listen up, if you own a computer, then I want to share a problem that everyone encounters and fortunately the solution is easy and cost effective. The problem is hard disk fragmentation which is a one of the major causes of performance bottlenecks. Fragmentation may result in crashes, slowdowns, freeze-ups and even total system failures; therefore it is important to understand what you can do to be proactive. Many people are aware of the defrag utility that Windows comes with, but it is a manual process to defrag your disk and it is slow. At the very minimum you should … Continue reading