About MeI'm Michael Koby, and I love technology. I'm also a programmer, currently doing Ruby on Rails development for a small Houston startup. Here I talk about technology, programming, politics, movies, music, and anything else I feel I need to talk about. If you would like to know more, you can check out the About page.
Author Archives: Michael Koby
It hit me while I was reading this discussion on redesigning the save button. In most applications right now the “save” button shows a floppy disk. When’s the last time you used a floppy disk to save anything? Exactly. The … Continue reading
I’ve heard this one a few times. “We need federal gun control laws because gun control laws done by a state don’t matter because people can just go to another state to get guns.” You hear this a lot when … Continue reading
After years on Site5, I decided that instead of paying money for servers I don’t really need, I would instead move my blog to WordPress.com and may they’re much smaller annual fee for having a domain name. This is not … Continue reading
Since the subject of gun control is back in the national spotlight, you see people from both sides arguing their case. People on the side of more gun control will routinely say something like “You don’t need an assault rifle.” Because they’re scared of the black gun that looks like a military weapon. I want to spend some time attacking this argument. Continue reading
“All these little failures. My year in review” — Bill Mallonee “My Year in Review” A new year is about to begin, so it seems appropriate to reflect on the previous one. The 2012 year started with the family in … Continue reading
I’m overweight. In stereotypical computer nerd fashion, I am pudgy. It’s okay, I said it so you can too. I’ve been overweight for a good while now. Everything I’ve tried to date to get healthier has fallen flat on it’s face. I either gave up after a short period or just didn’t care enough. Last month though I decided that something needed to change. I know I needed to be more active but I could never bring myself to actually be more active. Over the summer I tried to get into running, I actually stuck with it longer than I had anything else over the last 5 years, mostly due to the encouragement of a friend of mine who runs L3 Fitness. It only lasted three whole weeks. I’ve since felt quite guilty about not following through, but I knew that diving back into running routinely wasn’t going to stick. I knew I needed a lifestyle change. Continue reading