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Douglas Ching commented on Daniel Nishimura's blog post Secure Your Digital Life
"Right after reading this post I saw these two phishing scams that are pretty…"
Mar 19
Douglas Ching commented on Daniel Nishimura's blog post Secure Your Digital Life
"With the popularity of smart phone apps these days people should also be wary of which apps they install on their phone/tablet and know that entering your username/password into an app may not be secure. It's difficult to resist installing 12…"
Mar 17
Daniel Leuck commented on Douglas Ching's blog post Adobe Creative Cloud Experience - Alternatives?
"Great post Doug. People like me who have been using Photoshop extensively for 20+ years have no choice but to submit to this new model. As a company, Ikayzo will have to do the same because designers are indoctrinated into Adobe's products from…"
Mar 17
Joseph Lui commented on Douglas Ching's blog post Adobe Creative Cloud Experience - Alternatives?
"Groan~ The SASS subscription model is mutually beneficial to vendor and user when the software is subject to a lot of churn and maintenance, and/or if the SASS includes hosting. This move seems like a one-sided benefit for Adobe."
Mar 17
David Chung commented on Douglas Ching's blog post Adobe Creative Cloud Experience - Alternatives?
"Personally, I would never go for a product that offered subscription-based pricing exclusively in which the product stops working after unsubscribing. At most, I would be willing subscribe for maintenance, support, and upgrades with a perpetual…"
Mar 17
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Adobe Creative Cloud Experience - Alternatives?

About a year ago Adobe announced that it would be ending their Creative Suite offering, rebranding their applications under the Creative Cloud. Customers would no longer be able to pay once for most of the main Adobe software and use it forever.  Instead they now need to pay monthly and will no longer be able to use the software if they stop paying.  I don’t use Adobe software extensively, but there are times when I need to so I decided to try it out for a year using their introductory…See More
Mar 17
Douglas Ching commented on Christopher Kobayashi's blog post Tokyo Observations: Coin-op Card Games
"The first arcade that I saw using cards was Mushiking (http://mushiking.com/).  They used to have them in a game center in Ala Moana.  I don't think it caught on in the U.S., but in Japan it was popular.   I wonder if they have…"
Mar 7
Justin Mayer commented on Douglas Ching's blog post Happy Birthday Mac and Are Tablets the Future?
"The answer is the same as it always is: the best tool for your use cases... today. Not tomorrow, not next year — today. Today, the best tool for my use cases is the 11" MacBook Air. Extremely portable, with access to all the dev tools I…"
Jan 29

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ASP, C#, Python, Ruby, SQL

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Adobe Creative Cloud Experience - Alternatives?

About a year ago Adobe announced that it would be ending their Creative Suite offering, rebranding their applications under the Creative Cloud. Customers would no longer be able to pay once for most of the main Adobe software and use it forever.  Instead they now need to pay monthly and will no longer be able to use the software if they stop paying.  I don’t use Adobe software extensively, but there are times when I need to so I decided to try it out for a year using their…

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Posted on March 17, 2014 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Happy Birthday Mac and Are Tablets the Future?

The Mac turned 30 today.  Happy Birthday, Mac!  Apple has been through ups and downs in those 30 years, but now they are one of the most successful companies in the world.  That’s thanks in large part to the success of their iPods, iPhones and iPads, but the Mac remains a mainstay of Apple’s product…

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Posted on January 24, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Get a Cheap Smartphone

Do you have a smartphone?  Chances are you do.  Whether it is an iPhone, an Android phone or any one of the many other smartphones out there it is clear that the age of the feature phone (dumbphone) is past.  This year, for the first time, smartphone sales have exceeded dumbphone sales worldwide.

The explosion of smartphones is due to the steady march of technology getting better and lowering costs.  Smartphones have dropped in cost from $600+ in the early 2000’s…

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Posted on November 27, 2013 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Evolving Mobile Technology

Sometimes it seems like there is a new mobile phone or device announced every day.  It’s an exciting time when the things we could only dream about 15 years ago are becoming reality. What do we have to look forward to in the next few years and beyond?



Near Field Communication (NFC)

The technology allows interaction between devices and even unpowered chips or tags.  It’s already used in a…

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Posted on September 27, 2013 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Making a Windows 8 Store App with HTML, CSS and Javascript

With Windows 8 Microsoft added the ability for developers to create Windows 8 store apps using HTML, CSS and Javascript.  Here is a tour walking through creating a simple Windows 8 app…

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Posted on July 19, 2013 at 1:36pm

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At 10:39am on December 31, 2008, Bill said…
Hey Douglas. What do you do with Ruby?
At 9:26pm on December 30, 2008, Greg Hester said…
Aloha Douglas! Good to see you on TechHui. Also, thanks for joining the Eclipse user's group.
At 8:33pm on December 30, 2008, Nikolas Yem said…
Aloha Douglas! Welcome to the Tech Hui! The Rat Chicken is here to help! Just ask! :)
At 5:57pm on December 30, 2008, Mika Leuck said…
Welcome Douglas! You have an interesting combination of language skills.

The FAQ is a good place to learn about the site. You may want to join some of the interest groups such as .NET and Ruby Developers.

We hope you find TechHui useful and invite others. Happy Holidays!
 
 
 

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