Category Archives: Layman Tech

Enjoy web reading with Readability

Though you may not know it, there’s a lot of stuff worth reading on the web.1 Unfortunately, unlike books or magazines, it can be kind of hard to read. Take this screencap of an article on The Weekly Standard. All those flashy colors on the sidebar make it hard to concentrate, especially since your eyes hit […]

The WWW myth

WWW is a relic of the past. Once, it was useful. Now, it’s largely redundant1. For most sites, you can just leave out the www and it will redirect to or just Twitter, for example, redirects to no www. Some sites will just accept either (which is a bad idea, actually). A number […]

Why you might try Twitter

With the name fresh in your ears, you may now be scoffing at what you think to be one of the new internet fads of the last years. Twitter tends to get a rap as just another social network, maybe even without much of a point. However, Twitter is probably a bit different than what […]

You’ve got wireless?

A basic outline of what wireless means in relation to an internet connection. It could really refer to one of three things: Mobile broadband – broadband service delivered over a cellular network Service from a WISP (wireless internet service provider) – the ISP delivers internet usually via some line of sight wireless technology. Somewhat more common […]