Category Archives: Opinion & Thoughts

My personal opinions and thoughts on various subjects

I stopped using Google Analytics. Here’s why.

For many years I’ve been using Google Analytics (GA) on rlvision.com, but more and more I started questioning myself why. So a month ago I finally cut the cord. Here are my reasons. The first reason is simply that I … Continue reading

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Software piracy from a small developer’s point of view

As a hobby shareware developer I am a “victim” of software piracy. At least according to the traditional view by large software corporations and anti-piracy organization. But is this really true? Is software piracy always bad? Let’s take Adobe Photoshop … Continue reading

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Why Google isn’t my default search engine anymore

When I began using the Internet, web search technology was still in its infancy. The first search engine I can remember using was WebCrawler, mostly probably because they has a cool logo. Then I switched to Wired Magazine’s HotBot for … Continue reading

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How much do you dare putting in the cloud?

A story I found on r/technology highlights the dangers of tying up your life in “the cloud”; more specifically to trust a company with your personal data. Google, without explanation, shut down a user’s account and all associated services. The … Continue reading

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The fantastic Google

Most of us use Google to find things online. The reason is simple: Google delivers the best search result. Or do they? How do you know? Because honestly, when was the last time you tried another search engine? Each search … Continue reading

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Where is Microsoft heading with Windows 8?

Having tested Windows 8 for a while raised some questions in my mind about Microsoft’s strategy for the future. It’s fairly obvious that the focus in Windows 8 has been on making an OS for touch screen devices. And only … Continue reading

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First impressions of Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Having played with Windows 8 Consumer Preview in VirtualBox for a few hours, I wanted to write down some thoughts on my experience. I’m assuming that anyone reading this text is reasonably up-to-date on what’s new in Win8. Metro & … Continue reading

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