Slack, we need to talk about notifications

I am an avid user of Slack messaging at work and in personal projects, but I have one big beef to pick with the makers of the application. The notifications entirely suck, the mobile notifications are far from real time (facebook messenger is real time, slack can be too, try MQTT), all channels and all direct […]

Apple Development docks need some suck minused

Apple hides information in their documentation forcing you to hunt and peck your way through pages that PROBABLY have the information you need. Case in point, if you visit the CVPixelBuffer Reference page, press command-f to do a search on the page in Chrome and search for “kCVPixelBufferPixelFormatTypeKey” you will get zero results. How ever […]

Limiting Features to Increase Perceived Value Makes Revenue Not Suck.

Managing the perceived value of a company’s product is often instrumental in providing for a company’s success. Controlling how customers perceive the value of your product can be tricky business and can even seem counterintuitive at times, but failure to do so can have dire consequence for a product and the company that produces said product.

Logitech Revue with Google TV makes Google TV suck

The Logitech Revue will be the first Google TV set-top box available, but its $300 price tag takes it right out of the game. I just don’t see how consumers are going decide to pay $300 for a device who’s sparse features page has fewer features than the other contenders that are already in the market… and […]

Apple TV, Roku and Hulu subtracting the suck from Internet TV

It seems that 2010 is going to be the year of Internet Television. With devices coming out of the woodwork to get content onto your TV via the interwebs, the options for receiving content from somewhere OTHER than the cable cartels is quickly growing. There are, however, a few notable surprises happening through this mad […]