About fung0

Long-time tech journalist. Contributor to numerous periodicals, online sites and TV productions in the US and Canada. Author of several books on computing topics. Graduate mechanical engineer (Queen's U).

Minecraft Sell-out Sucks

Some people seek greatness. Others have it thrust upon them. And some, when it is thrust upon them, turn tail and flee. That latter group, alas, includes Markus “Notch” Persson, former owner of one of the most successful and important … More…

Why Firefox 29 Sucks

A lot has been said, written and ranted about Firefox 29 and its ‘Australis’ user-interface redesign. Just for the record, I’d like to clarify my own criticisms. ‘Why Firefox 29 sucks’ is really two questions. First, what features of the … More…

William Binney on NSA Spying

My story about the recent RightsWatch conference in Toronto, including comments by guest speaker William Binney, is available on the Now Magazine site. Binney helped design NSA surveillance systems for decades, before leaving to become an outspoken critic of the … More…