Microsoft keeps letting me down, why I do I keep coming back?

We’re tired of your undelivered promises, Microsoft.

I don’t care if PC sales are still declining, or who outsold whom, or how poor your messaging can be from time to time. What I’m absolutely tired of is feeling like I’m being lied to. Continue reading “Microsoft keeps letting me down, why I do I keep coming back?”

Why is my internet so slow today?

From day to day, reasons can vary. But if it’s July 12th, 2017 – there might be a very reasonable explanation. It’s a day of action as many companies take a stand for Title II Net Neutrality and protection of the Internet as we know it. Check out this 30 second video below for more information!


Battle For The Net Video Bumper from FFTF on Vimeo.

The “X As A Service” Business Model has Become Over Saturated

Amazon Prime. Netflix. Hulu. Xbox Live Gold. Xbox Game Pass. Pandora. Texture. Spotify Premium. Groove Music Pass. YouTube Red. Office 365. Loot Crate. PlayStation Plus. Audible. Sling. Patreon subscriptions. Apple Music. NFL Game Pass. MLB TV. NHL Center Ice.

If you’re like me, you subscribe to more than a handful of these services. Each one takes a small slice out of your pocket book, every month. Should you ever stop paying for that service, it all vanishes. At what point do we collectively decide we’ve had enough, and go back to paying for something once and only once? Continue reading “The “X As A Service” Business Model has Become Over Saturated”

NuAngel is of voting age! 18 years, one moniker…



A few years ago, I logged in to an old “Hotmail.com” account. There was a section where you could find the date the account was created. I had registered NuAngel@Hotmail.com on February 8th, 1999. I know I had used the name for a few weeks prior to that, but on services like ICQ, where a name could change whenever you wanted it too – your unique ID was a long number – your nickname was just a preference in your profile.


Hotmail was the first place I remember registering the name, thinking, “I like this name, I think I’m going to keep it.”


Five years ago, I made a post about how I have used the same name online for 13 years. Two years ago, I wrote about what the name meant to me. And today, marking 18 years of using the same online handle, I’m still happy to be known the world over – perhaps in small pockets, but it’s a very surreal feeling to have people “recognize you” by a “fake name” you use on the internet.


I have no legal claim to the name, I have no trademarks, and I’ve said before I’m very aware that there is a pre-existing “NuAngel, Inc.” out there in the world. But I don’t think I’m stepping on anyone’s toes – I travel in very different circles from the other company, and I’ve done my best to be an upstanding citizen of the internet (remember when “netizens” was a word people used?). At the end of the day, I just can’t see myself adopting any other name any time soon. Call me a geek if you want, I’ll own it!