More articles by Oliver Widder

Tech Comics: Health Wearables
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published November 6, 2014
Today's health-focused wearable devices have an effect on your social life.
Tech Comics: Internet of Things (Whoops)
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published October 17, 2014
The Internet of Things offers tremendous promise -- unless a critical factor is forgotten.
Tech Comics: A Big Question
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published October 3, 2014
Leave it to plain text to bring great clarity to a big question.
Tech Comics: Auto Complete
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published September 26, 2014
Why can't auto-complete on our phones spell out everything for us?
Tech Comics: How to Use Wearables
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published September 5, 2014
Wearables are hot -- but are you using them correctly?
Tech Comics: The Pandora Hotline
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published August 29, 2014
Aren't some of the songs we listen to on Pandora just a little bit embarrassing?
Tech Comics: Dead Code
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published July 18, 2014
Some code hasn't been used for years and years. Do you dare discard it?
Tech Comics: Everyone Loves Geeks
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published July 11, 2014
Geeks are odd, sure, but they also inspire great affection. Sometimes.
Tech Comics: Geeks and Beer
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published June 27, 2014
Different scenarios call for different terminology.
Tech Comics: Everybody Loves Geeks
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published June 13, 2014
There's a good reason that everyone loves geeks.
Tech Comics: Herding Cats (or Developers)
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published May 30, 2014
Developers have their own way of doing things, especially when it comes to comments in code.
Tech Comics: How to Get More Storage Space
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published May 2, 2014
People go to extreme lengths when they need more storage space for computer files.
Tech Comics: "Stack Traces"
By Oliver Widder | Columns Article Published April 25, 2014
For developers, stack traces can make all the difference. Plus: the 'next Bond' -- what's that?
Tech Comics: "Wearables"
By Oliver Widder | Columns Article Published March 21, 2014
The trend toward wearable tech has created some unique moments in modern life.
Tech Comics: Apple in the Car
By Oliver Widder | Columns Article Published March 11, 2014
As Apple moves into the car with iCar, expect the driving experience to change significantly.
Tech Comics: Deep Nested Minds
By Oliver Widder | Columns Article Published January 31, 2014
Communicating with your home's computer system can be a two-way street.
Tech Comics: Geek Spoilsports
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published January 24, 2014
Some geeks simply like to show off their technical mastery.
Tech Comics: Google Homes
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published January 17, 2014
After Google purchased Nest, life at home isn't quite the same. 
Tech Comics: Is This Thing Working?
By Oliver Widder | Columns Article Published November 1, 2013
You have to do more than merely hope your tech gadget will work. Much more.
Tech Comics: Android in 2018
By Oliver Widder | Columns Article Published October 11, 2013
Given the Android naming system, what will it be called in the years ahead?
Tech Comics: The Art of Programming
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published September 20, 2013
Should developers approach their work in the manner of Vincent van Gogh?
Tech Comics: Is Your Gadget Too Smart?
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published September 13, 2013
As gadgets proliferate, problems naturally arise.
Tech Comics: Windows vs. OS X
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published August 29, 2013
The differences may seem small, but in some ways they're quite large.
Tech Comics: Name That Software Code!
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published August 23, 2013
It's very important to properly name the code in your software project.
Tech Comics: "A Lamp Stack"
By Oliver Widder | Open Source Article Published August 19, 2013
Linux, Apache, MySQL and Perl: the lampstack has earned its place in datacenter history.
Tech Comics: Where's My Phone?
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published August 9, 2013
A smartphone that listens is a handy smartphone indeed.
Tech Comics: Not a Smartphone
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published July 2, 2013
Some smartphones are used in non-smart ways.
Tech Comics: How to Spot a Geek
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published June 7, 2013
With some careful training, you can spot a geek with relative ease.
Tech Comics: Technical Relief
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published May 3, 2013
Sometimes projects get cut unexpectedly. Sometimes that's a good thing.
Tech Comics: Windows Glass
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published April 12, 2013
What happens if you cross Google Glass with Windows Blue?
Tech Comics: Developers and Managers
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published April 5, 2013
Sometimes developers have to speak in very simple terms to make sure they're understood.
Tech Comics: 'Those' Glasses
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published March 28, 2013
The right pair of glasses can truly change those who wear them.
Tech Comics: "When Batteries Go to Die"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published March 19, 2013
When it's time for them to expire, where do batteries go?
Tech Comics: "Schizophrenic Coders"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published February 1, 2013
Some types of programming require developers to truly challenge themselves.
Tech Comics: "Important Tech Concepts"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published January 25, 2013
Amid the many highly complex tech advances, what's the most commonly used?
Tech Comics: Cell Phone Good News, Bad News
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published January 11, 2013
Life with a cell phone is expected to get quite bit better. And worse.
Tech Comics: "Latency (And Love)"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published December 14, 2012
Lag time from network latency can have unexpected effects.
Tech Comics: "Version Control"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published November 9, 2012
Okay, now exactly what number version are we on currently?
Tech Comics: "Don't Worry (It's Just a Geek)"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published November 2, 2012
Tech Comics: The Cold War
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published October 26, 2012
Not all of the adopters of agile have had great success with the technology.
Tech Comics: "Tech Job Interview"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published October 19, 2012
Today's tech job applicants need to be ready to give the right answers.
Tech Comics: "Computers in the Good Ol' Days"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published October 12, 2012
Desktop computers were once rather different machines than they are today.
Tech Comics: "The Facebook Effect"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published October 5, 2012
Social media enables us to all too much about one another. Or does it?
Tech Comics: "Wireless Relationships"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published September 28, 2012
The connection in certain personal relationships can be as touch-and-go as a poor wireless signal.
Tech Comics: "Initial Testing"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published September 21, 2012
A complicated tech procedure always starts with a test.
Tech Comics: "Quantum Physics"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published September 14, 2012
Quantum physics can be far simpler than it first appears.
Tech Comics: "Spam Folder"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published August 31, 2012
Talented geeks have a way of ignoring what they don't want to hear.
Tech Comics: "Java Developers"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published August 24, 2012
The lives of Java developers include some constants amid the continual change.
Tech Comics: "Windows 8"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published August 17, 2012
The Windows 8 emphasis on mobility may present a challenge to some users.
Tech Comics: "Teaching Object Orientation"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published August 3, 2012
Imagine an object much like a thing in the real world....
Tech Comics: "Bring Your Own Device"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published July 27, 2012
The penalties for using your own mobile device for work purposes can be quite severe.
Tech Comics: "Message Box"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published July 20, 2012
The in-box of a geek's messaging system can take many different forms. 
Tech Comics: "Pavlov"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published July 13, 2012
Ask a tech expert to document a given technology and the response is typically Pavlovian. 
Tech Comics: "The Facebook Effect"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published July 6, 2012
Facebook enables people to know more about us. Or does it?
Tech Comics: High Availablity Computing
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published June 29, 2012
There's more than one way to maintain the five 9's of high availability computing.
Tech Comics: "In the Computer Museum"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published June 15, 2012
Kids in the future will be amazed when they look back at our gadgets.
Tech Comics: "DIY"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published June 8, 2012
A real life example that defines the tech term DIY.
Tech Comics: The Freemium
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published May 18, 2012
On the Internet, sometimes free doesn't mean completely free.
Tech Comics: "Before 3G Wireless"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published May 11, 2012
In earlier times, wireless signals didn't move quite as fast as they do today.
Tech Comics "The Smartphone Reflex"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published May 4, 2012
People check their smartphones in the most unusual situations.
Tech Comics: "The New Developer"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published April 27, 2012
A developer who's new on the job should read the documentation. Or not.
Tech Comics: "The Apple Family"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published April 20, 2012
A family of Apple users needs to take a basic step before buying yet more Apple gear.
Tech Comics: "Microsoft Office"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published April 13, 2012
While certainly a popular tool, the famed Office suite does produce its moments of pique.
Tech Comics: "Software Code Review"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published April 6, 2012
Some software developers find ingenious ways to deflect blame for coding problems.
Tech Comics: "Old Geeks"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published March 30, 2012
As geeks age, their preferences in gadgets tends to change.
Tech Comics: "Zeno's Paradox"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published March 23, 2012
Your computer's progress bar may reflect Zeno's paradox.
Tech Comics: "The Internet of Things"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published March 16, 2012
What happens when your very own coffee machine acts like a longtime Web user?
Tech Comics: "(Romantic) Decoupling"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published March 9, 2012
What happens when system architects speak the language of love?
Tech Comics: "When Geeks Divorce"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published March 1, 2012
Oh goodness, how are we going to split the hardware?
Tech Comics: "Why I Love Apple"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published February 24, 2012
Apple's product cycle just keeps on churning.
Tech Comics: "Tech Fumblings"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published February 17, 2012
Dealing with new technology can put users in an "almost there" frame of mind.
Tech Comics: "Groundhog Day"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published February 10, 2012
When geeks confront the dreary task of documentation, the nature of time seems to change.
Tech Comics: "Daydream of a Tech Salesman"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published February 3, 2012
Tech salesman have daydreams just like everyone else.
Tech Comics: "One Day They Will Yell Back"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published January 27, 2012
If a piece of software frustrates you, did you attempt to communicate with it?
Tech Comics: "Coding is an Art"
By Oliver Widder | News Article Published January 20, 2012
If you don't get it, you're not looking at it in the right way.




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