Tech Crunch Interview with Matt Corddry

Michael Facebook, Social Media, TechTalk

Tech Crunch Interview with Matt Corddry I don’t often share this kind of motivational stuff but there are times when people just make sense and have the same kind of views as you do. Matt Corddry who is the director of Facebook hardware engineering, sums up my thoughts in a short Tech Crunch “Inside Jobs” interview. Here are a few of his quotes if you don’t have time …

My Week with Bing

Michael Microsoft, TechTalk

During a recent trip to the United States I realised how many people use Bing as their primary search engine. This got me thinking, our team always set the default engine on all devices we give out and deliver to use Google. This is just the status quo, we have been doing this for years and never questioned it.

TweetShirt CES 2014

Michael CES 2014, TechTalk

CES 2014 brought the Social Media Vending machine right into the think of it. “IF” you could get an internet connection you could theoretically tweet the machine with a special tweet plus a code and it would dispense a t-shirt for you. It worked really well for me but the machine did have a few moment of confusion. Something to …

Qualcomm Formula E Launch for CES 2014

Michael CES 2014, TechTalk

Today Qualcomm launched the Formula E car in the US. The car has made several appearances but this was its first public demonstration. Formula 1 driver Lucas di Grassi drove the 150mph capable Spark-Renault SRT_01E giving the crowd a rather quick demonstration in the Mandalay Bay parking lot. What a great way to start CES 2014, watching a giant radio …

UPDATE Ghost 0.3.1 Maintenance Release

Michael Cloud, TechTalk

Today I braced myself to update to the latest version of Ghost v 0.3.1. To my surprise it was actually relatively simple. All it took was a bit of SSH, File transfer and knowing how to start / stop the web services on my new CentOS Box and of course doing the same to Ghost 0.3.1. Straight up I cannot …

Ghost – Not for the faint hearted blogger

Michael Cloud, TechTalk

I have just finished setting up my first Ghost site and all I can say is, “That’s not what I expected”. Ghost is the new blogging platform that took off like wildfire on KickStarter and after a few short months in in general backer release. (If you backed them you get an early release). And whilst it’s not quite WordPress …