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Welcome to my blog where I write about the things I like…that includes all number of things.

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Cell phone as your “Mothership”

This article I read on theverge.com about how Vizio and Google are reportedly building Chromecast features into TV’s got me thinking about an idea I’ve been noodling on for a while how cell phones are becoming the new wallet, but more importantly – they are really becoming the “mothership” of…
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It still takes hard work – even if you are a Millennial

This great article on Medium called “An Open Letter to Millennials Like Talia…” by Stefanie Williams.

The first paragraph says it all “I felt it imperative to address your concerns and above all, your obvious need for financial assistance. It sounds like you’ve hit some real post …

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Own a Star-Wars Robot – your own BB-8 Droid

If you are reading this post and you even think for second you don’t want to own a Star Wars BB-8 Droid robot…seriously, just close the browser.  Its all good – I mean, leave…but its cool.  Because this is for the people that know they NEED a robot.

The sphero …

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Netbook Use in Schools – K-12 – Google is taking a lead

Apple has had a firm hold in the academic market for a long time – when Apple came out with the iPad line, things took off even more.  Educators were loving the portability of the devices and app makers were building all kinds of great educational apps.

Apple vs Google

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What is SEO and how do you use it?

If there’s one thing people have learned about SEO so far, it is that there are no guarantees – only good practices. When thinking “What is SEO” change is the only constant, because of the regular refinement of search engines’ ways of ranking and viewing websites.

The right mix of …

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You’ll find articles about:

  • technology
    • how it affects the things we do
    • laptop computers, desktop computers, chromebooks – review and information
    • GPS, software – and other cool gadgets
  • WordPress – I love this platform, it was a revolution when I first found it and still think its a huge player in why the web and blogs are where they are today
    • plugins, themes, tips and tricks
    • wordpress development
  • programming
    • hacks, errors, issues, fixes and some SEO for good measure
  • futuristic, innovative and interesting ideas
  • nonsense that cannot be classified anything but geeky
  • motorcycles and vw’s if I get bored with any of the above

When I started this blog – it was on an intranet at my IT job at The Gazette. It was focused on issues pertinent to the things going on in a newspaper IT department.  Soon, I wanted to go bigger and make it live on tomaltman.com.  I bought the domain in 2004 – but it was not until November of 2007 that it was used for this site and I started to blog more regularly.

Since then – I have worked at many different companies and seen a lot of different things. But those stories are all weaved into the content here. I hope you enjoy it – if you have questions, please use the contact form. Enjoy.