Posted July 25th, 2013 @ 12:53pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted July 24th, 2013 @ 12:52pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted July 23rd, 2013 @ 12:51pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Proving that MLB still has a long way to go…
Posted July 22nd, 2013 @ 12:46pm by Erik J. Barzeski
But then a funny thing happened. Last week, Verizon reported its earnings results from Q2 2013 and the results were better than what most analysts were expecting. Last quarter, Verizon activated 7.5 million smartphones, of which 3.8 million units were iPhones. Put differently, nearly 51% of all smartphones Verizon activated last quarter were iPhones.
Posted July 21st, 2013 @ 12:41pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted July 20th, 2013 @ 12:38pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Upload bandwidth has always been constrained. On DSL lines, it's often 8x slower than download bandwidth. People consume more than they create, yes, but people are creating more and more these days. A good article from are on this:
Since I'm on a Comcast business-class connection, the next tier up from my current tier of 16Mbps-down/3Mbps-up only bumps my upload speed to 5Mbps—but it adds another $40 per month onto my bill. I know I said that upload speeds trump price, but there are limits. It doesn't trump price quite enough for me to justify almost $500 more per year for a measly additional 2Mbps.
Posted July 19th, 2013 @ 12:26pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I've never cared for the "everyody wins" nature of modern youth sports, and I care quite a bit less for the fact that girls are excluded from sport by way of people looking down on them competing as if it's not "lady-like" or some such nonsense. This article explores the link between successful women and their athletics, competitive upbringing.
Posted July 18th, 2013 @ 12:24pm by Erik J. Barzeski
TidBITS: Explaining the Apple Ebook Price Fixing Suit - that's about all you have to read if you haven't been following it too closely.
Posted July 17th, 2013 @ 12:01pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Uh, yeah. I feel like the Bond movies just keep getting a little worse each time.
Edit: The three things wrong with Skyfall adds a bit more to it.
Posted July 16th, 2013 @ 11:53am by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted July 15th, 2013 @ 11:45am by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted July 14th, 2013 @ 11:37am by Erik J. Barzeski
There's a lot being said about the typography in iOS 7.
It's still in beta, so things can change.
Posted July 13th, 2013 @ 10:38am by Erik J. Barzeski
I think there's some weird part of humans - or me, at least - that enjoys the occasional trip to the woodshed.
Posted July 12th, 2013 @ 10:34am by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted July 11th, 2013 @ 10:33am by Erik J. Barzeski
Can Jony Ive lead a software team?
I think we'll have to wait and see, but signs point to yes.