Read this if you want a reasonably intelligent observation of "open" and "closed" in the computing space; in particular, as it applies to Apple.
Archive for the 'Computing: General' Category
Daring Fireball: When All You Have Is an 'Apple Is Doomed Without Steve Jobs' Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail So a product from Google that currently exists only as a pre-announced demo and somewhat-imminent $1500 developer preview — from the company that brought us the Nexus Q and Google TV — shows that Apple [...]
I use MobileMe iCloud email, and always have, but not for "mission critical" emails. Chuq explains why.
App.net's new direction. I still don't see the appeal of app.net. Twitter's been fine, and nobody I want to hear from is exclusively on app.net.
Good stuff: The right way to share a file or bunch of files using Dropbox. I happened to know all of this, and use Dropbox fairly extensively, but it's a short read and you may learn something. Dropbox would really do well to add some sort of ability to let people SEE the contents, use [...]
Much more is written about this here, but basically: Regulation Time Win: 3 Points Overtime/Shootout Win: 2 Points Overtime/Shootout Loss: 1 Point Regulation Time Loss: 0 Points DO IT!
I love me some free fonts. And I don't care if it's made for screenplays.
I won't be using Internet Explorer any time soon, but the ad was fun.
From John Gruber: Old (non-retina) favicons are 16 × 16 px; a retina favicon is thus 32 × 32 px. The lazy way to support retina is to replace your old 16 px favicon.ico file with a 32 px file, and allow non-retina browsers to scale the image. The proper solution, however, is to create a single favicon.ico file [...]
The APC Back-UPS RS 1500VA LCD that I got in July, 2008 (product page) has served me well. It's an 865 Watt, 1500 VA unit that gives me around 18 minutes or so of battery powered backup when it's new. A few weeks ago we lost power, and my computer didn't last very long. When [...]
CrashPlan is more customizable (and has whole-house coverage) and BackBlaze is a better Mac OS X client. John Siracusa recommends them both equally. I have three computers (currently) that I'd like to back up off-site: My Mac Pro with a lot of stuff (four internal hard drives attached, though only two are non-backup drives) My [...]
A funny tale of how one enterprising geek got a license plate that read &NBSP;.
Typically, a browser knows best what to do on its own, so stop fixing font smoothing.
Found somewhere on the Internet: Pinterest is porn for women. They (male scientists) finally figured out how to get women to use the Internet for something other than shopping, and it is Pinterest. It's shopping without buying. Pretty brilliant.