Author: David Beckemeyer

I don’t blog all day, or spend all my spare time reading other blogs to see if they’re talking about my blog. I’m a propellerhead, not a professional full-time blogger. I’m admittedly outside the loop. Therefore, this blog may appeal to others who are equally un-hip. Or not.

Getting ready for a post-car America

classic cars

Without a doubt, the 20th century was the century of the car. Automobiles came into their own and changed the culture in America and across Europe. Before the car, people lived in the city and worked in the city, or…

Save The Date: Internet-Wide Day Of Action February 27

The FCC is repealing net neutrality, but we can stop them by using the Congressional Review Act (CRA). Get ready for Operation: #OneMoreVote, a major Internet-wide day of action, Tuesday, February 27, to secure the final vote needed to pass…

What I learned in 2017 as CTO for a VR startup

For me, I’ve found that I have to get my hands dirty to really understand and appreciate something. There can be a big difference between learning something in the abstract and applying it in real life, particularly in production environments.…

Is the dip in Google’s stock warranted?

Google’s recent earnings miss translated into a loss of nearly 5% in market cap. Is it simply a case of unreasonable expectations or is there more to it? Analyst, Shudeep Chandrasekhar recently took a look. At first glance, Alphabet seems to have…

Google adsense decline a blip or trend?

For the first three quarters of 2013 growth of revenue from partner sites through the Google AdSense program completely stagnated and revenues actually shrunk. Things looked a little better for the last quarter of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014, but industry pundits and…

WWDC, iOS 8, reading between the lines

When Apple introduced iOS 7 at last years’s WWDC, I posted some quick takes, including criticisms about the lack of customization and integration options. Obviously, Apple was listening 🙂 While iOS 8 may not give us everything in this regard, it…