Phil Johnson

Writer/Editor at ITworld

I'm a writer and editor for ITworld.com, after having survived 17 years in the corporate wild as a software/web developer, technical lead and project manager.

In my spare time these days, when I'm not chauffeuring my daughters to and from school, lessons and Justin Bieber movies (ugh), I enjoy drawing cartoons, tweeting and taking pictures of cranes.

ITworld cartoons 2015: The year in geek humor (so far)

Super Blood Moons are better without devices [CARTOON]

Super Blood Moons are better without devices [CARTOON]

Believe it or not, some people actually enjoyed the recent lunar eclipse without a smartphone in hand.

Warning: That device may be lying to you [CARTOON]

Warning: That device may be lying to you [CARTOON]

Volkswagen admitted that it used software to cheat on emissions testing, so don’t be so quick to believe your favorite smart devices.

That’s one big repository: Here’s how many lines of code Google has

That’s one big repository: Here’s how many lines of code Google has

Google share stats on the volume of code it manages and, not surprisingly, it’s a whole heck of a lot.

Focus-group-test twice, post to Facebook once [CARTOON]

Focus-group-test twice, post to Facebook once [CARTOON]

The looming addition of a Dislike button to the social network you love to hate should make you put a little more effort into your posts.

The terrible 10: Programmers’ biggest frustrations

The terrible 10: Programmers’ biggest frustrations

As great of a job as software developer is, like any other job, it has its annoyances. Here is a list of the things most likely to make them pull their hair out

12 technologies that tick off Linus Torvalds

12 technologies that tick off Linus Torvalds

If you enjoy a sharply-worded insult, read on. This slideshow’s for you.

Prepare to spend more time getting ready for that selfie [CARTOON]

Prepare to spend more time getting ready for that selfie [CARTOON]

The new iPhone 6S continues a trend of higher resolution smartphone cameras. Is your face ready?

Head-scratchers: 11 confounding programming language features

Head-scratchers: 11 confounding programming language features

Programming languages are full of peculiarities but these oddities tend to make developers say “WTF?” more than most

Ode to a node: Sampling technology’s musical side

Ode to a node: Sampling technology’s musical side

Rather than simply being a tool for recording and playback, technology has also inspired and generated original music over the years

Drones make embarrassing your kids easier! [CARTOON]

Drones make embarrassing your kids easier! [CARTOON]

Technology is making the first day of school a little more special again for parents of older kids.

Survey says more women are going into programming

Survey says more women are going into programming

A new global survey of software developers suggests that females will be making up an increasing percentage of the programmer population in coming years.

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