Of Bits & Strings

Lately I’ve been addicted to solving challenges at HackerRank.com. I decided early on that I wanted to solve the majority of Algorithm challenges in C. I spend so much time in higher level languages that I’ll generally jump at the chance to work closer to...

Just Stop: Faceless CPU Hogs

It never fails. Right when you need your notebook to perform and be trouble free the most. It could be a meeting. A client demonstration. Or you could be in a panic trying to remotely fix some server that’s down. And that’s when it starts. The fans spin...

Catching Stealthy Web Site Hacks

“Grab my iPad and lookup this web site.” My friend’s iPad was sitting next to me so I grabbed it, performed a quick Google search, and clicked the first link. Nothing that doesn’t happen millions of times a day. Only I didn’t land on the...

The Mythical Road Apple

I recently came across Revisiting the Past: A Look Back at the X200 Series by Chris Carson at LowEndMac.com. The article was about a series of Power Macintosh and Performa computers that Apple shipped in the mid 1990’s, all based on the same motherboard with 603...

Welcome to TaylorDesign.net

TaylorDesign.net is a brand new site for a business I’ve been operating since the late 1990’s. Taylor Design was originally a side business through which I published shareware applications at the domain taylor-design.com. As the years went by I took on an...