Category: Announcements

  • Comments Not Working on Operation Gadget at the Moment

    Reading Time: < 1 minutes Stuart Tevendale from iSmartTrain and a couple of other readers have reported that there is a problem with posting comments in response to articles published on Operation Gadget at the moment. This is a known problem that I will resolve as soon as I can. I am working on some critical issues at my full […]

  • Now You Can Follow Operation Gadget on Twitter

    Reading Time: < 1 minutes It hasn’t mattered up to now, but you can follow Operation Gadget on Twitter at: Following both OperationGadget and daveaiello will be somewhat duplicative. Some readers of this site probably care more about the blog posts here than they do about my personal life. If that’s the case, you really have a choice now.

  • “No Heart Monitor for Me, Thanks, I’m Drivin’”

    Reading Time: 4 minutes The only story I can tell to bring Operation Gadget back from the dead is one about my wife and what she’s been through. On November 7, Kathleen was in a car accident that scared the heck out of us. She fainted while behind the wheel on Interstate 95 about four miles from our house. […]

  • Life Gets in the Way Sometimes

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Operation Gadget went quiet at the end of August. This is by far the longest break in posts in the five year history of the site. If you are wondering why, consider: I lost my job in September. This happened a couple of weeks after my family came back from vacation at Stone Harbor. I […]

  • Don’t Start a New Job in New York During the Last Week of the Tour

    Reading Time: < 1 minutes I know what you’re thinking. Dave was about as absent from the 2008 Tour de France as Team Astana. More in fact, because Johan Bruyneel appeared on Versus during the last week of The Tour as a color analyst. So what happened? I accepted a new job in New York working for a travel-related Internet […]

  • I’m Contributing to Inside iPhone

    Reading Time: < 1 minutes I’m pleased to report that I am contributing to Inside iPhone, a new part of the O’Reilly Digital Media Website. I will be posting over there once a week. My first post is Dave Aiello’s Attempt at Introducing Himself. It explains who I am to people who have never seen Operation Gadget before, and also […]

  • Back on the Web After a Server Crash

    Reading Time: < 1 minutes We experienced a primary hard disk failure on the Operation Gadget server this weekend. I recovered the site from a backup a couple of hours ago. I look forward to getting back to posting on Monday.

  • Happy Birthday Jimmy!

    Reading Time: < 1 minutes Happy Birthday Jimmy!: My son Jimmy Aiello turns the big “2” today. Here’s a photo of the two of us when we were riding the new carousel at Sesame Place a couple of weeks ago. [ Photo: Kathleen Aiello via Flickr ] I’ve been insanely busy this week, but I wanted to take a moment to wish […]

  • Seeking Followers on Twitter Who Are Real Human Beings

    Reading Time: < 1 minutes I’ve noticed that the first stage of attracting followers on Twitter (beyond your actual friends) is that accounts that act like bots start to follow you. Not to name any names, but one of my followers is just reporting random things from Google News, another one is just throwing out facts and observations about dog […]