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31 May 2023
30 May 2023
Zagaja.com – An Eye Popping Price Increase at my Barber Shop
21 May 2023
Zagaja.com – Repairs Gone Bad
19 May 2023
Zagaja.com – Weekend Links
18 May 2023
Zagaja.com – Why Galactic Starcruiser Failed
17 May 2023
Zagaja.com – Facial Recognition at Logan Airport
16 May 2023
Zagaja.com – The Best Way to Listen to Audio is Your AirPods Pro
16 May 2023
Civic Innovations – Requiem for Procurement Reform
12 May 2023
Zagaja.com – Launching the Alliance of Civic Technologists
10 May 2023
Zagaja.com – Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Launch Day
Zagaja.com – Launching the Home Energy Analysis Tool Project
When the local barber shop I liked raised prices after COVID it felt spendy but a reasonable concession for a business that had trouble for a few years. About a year ago a new booking app switch lead to a $2 service fee per transaction. Annoying, but bearable. Finally on...
As I spent yesterday fixing things around my house I began to wonder: why? In my intro to Economics textbook from college Greg Mankiw proclaims Trade can make everyone better off. However I have learned time and time again that the effort required to procure competent people to fix things...
Programming Note: The blog will be off this week. Returning next weekend. Electric Vans Delayed by Production Problems Find Eager Buyers shares the many advantages found by commercial users of electric vans. Panic released version 11 of my favorite text editor. I learned about chiplets from the New York Times....
In March of 2022 Disney opened an ambitious project called Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser. A little over a year later, it will close in September of 2023. This ambitious project was quickly lampooned for its premium price tag. The initial surge of demand seemed to prove the critics wrong, but...
The Associated Press reports that the TSA is testing facial recognition at Logan Airports Terminal A. Instead of handing your identification to a TSA worker you will place it on a kiosk and it will use a camera to compare the photo on your ID with your photo taken from...
When I got the AirPods Pro 2 I was amazed by how effective the noise cancelling technology is. My over the ear headphones with noise cancelling barely matched how much noise was silenced or blocked out by it. However the high quality of the audio made using AirPods Pro appealing...
The annual Code for America Summit is this week. Seeing all of the posts on social media today, I was reminded of my first time at this event in 2013. I got to present on the main stage and I talked about some of the ways that the City of...
Today members of Code for Americas soon to be ended community network known as the Brigade program announced they intend to build a new home for their efforts. The Alliance of Civic Technologists will be built with groups that want to continue to have a place to connect, strategize, and...
At midnight Nintendo officially launched The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom. Why It Matters The highly anticipated sequel to the masterpiece Breathe of the Wild promises to suck up a lot of free time for gamers. While rivals Sony and Microsoft lean into the hardware capabilities of their...
Next Tuesday, May 16th, Code for Boston is kicking off the Home Energy Analysis Tool (HEAT) project. In partnership with the Heat Smart Alliance volunteers on this project will take an Excel calculation tool used by their Heat Pump Coaches and turn it into a web application. The Impact Choosing...
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