Posted September 13th, 2013 @ 01:09pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Requirements for a true Mac keyboard.
Some may think I'm just not cool or discerning or whatever, but I've always been plenty happy with the keyboards Apple ships. I type as much as almost anyone I know, and even the stupid aluminum keyboard you get with the Mac Pro is fine. As are the portable keyboards.
Posted September 12th, 2013 @ 01:03pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted September 11th, 2013 @ 12:59pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted September 10th, 2013 @ 12:55pm by Erik J. Barzeski
In the 2.0 release of Instagram, for reasons never explained, they removed my favorite filter: Gotham. I remember the moment vividly because I was in the midst of falling in love with Instagram. I'd found a compelling reason to take pictures with the iPhone, I was building a small active group of followers, and most importantly, I felt I was actively learning about photography. Suddenly, my favorite filter was gone. Imagine if you were falling in love with someone and one morning they rolled over and said, "Hey, just so you know, we're never using adverbs. Ever again. Thanks."
RIP Gotham: Rands In Repose
Posted September 9th, 2013 @ 12:47pm by Erik J. Barzeski
27 Pictures That Will Change The Way You Look At The World
My favorite is probably number six, though the inverted photos are always interesting just because of how weird they look.
Posted September 8th, 2013 @ 12:45pm by Erik J. Barzeski
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases will soon allow you to buy the Kindle edition for $2.99, $1.99, $0.99, or free.
Posted September 7th, 2013 @ 12:28pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Hypercritical: Nintendo in Crisis and Daring Fireball: Nintendo in Motion are both worth reading if you're a fan of Nintendo, consoles, or gaming in general.
Posted September 6th, 2013 @ 12:26pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I use 1Password (though I'll check out iCloud Keychain when Mavericks and iOS 7 ship), and they recommend… longer than they currently are, most likely.
Posted September 5th, 2013 @ 12:22pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted September 4th, 2013 @ 12:20pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Why Steve Ballmer's Early Retirement Is My Own Greatest Failure.
Yes, that's the actual title.
My last in person meeting with Steve Ballmer was in 2002. I remember it more distinctly because I had just thrown my back out and was in extreme pain. However, I was also the Senior Fellow for Forrester, which had just acquired Giga, and not only was I the most senior analyst in the room, I was also known to know Steve personally and was expected to guide the meeting. I'd opened with some banter, which Steve shut down immediately and, unlike in our prior conversations, he was combative, angry and polarizing. I was personally embarrassed. His behavior reflected on my own performance adversely, and it was clear he wasn't there to listen to but to tell us the way things were.
I've heard from a few people that this is Enderle's modus operandi for any meeting — he just starts talking as soon as he enters the room and never shuts up.
Posted September 3rd, 2013 @ 12:17pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Brand New: New Logo for YouTube
Meh. I think it sucks.
Update: Never mind. They're not changing it.
Posted September 2nd, 2013 @ 12:12pm by Erik J. Barzeski
BTW, I eventually finished watching The Wire, and it sucked. Total waste of time. Didn't care about anything on the show - the people, the city, the story. Blah.
Posted September 1st, 2013 @ 11:33am by Erik J. Barzeski
Aggarwal was impressed by the way Jobs was willing to take a risk to realize his vision. "In one meeting in the conference room with Jobs, he was annoyed that AT&T was spending too much time worrying about the risks of the deal. So he said, ‘You know what we should do to stop them from complaining? We should write AT&T a check for $1 billion and if the deal doesn't work out, they can keep the money. Let's give them the $1 billion [Apple had $5 billion in cash at the time] and shut them the hell up,'" Aggarwal recounted.
Posted August 31st, 2013 @ 11:32am by Erik J. Barzeski
For years there was this running joke that Steve had changed, that he was no longer that guy who made us all uncomfortable. Then an hour or a day later he'd do something that would show he hadn't really changed at all. And yet at some point Steve did change. It was subtle but real and it set the tone for the last 15 years of his life — the most productive 15 years of his life or that of any American executive.
This film misses all of that.
Posted August 30th, 2013 @ 11:29am by Erik J. Barzeski
Really? It'll probably sell well, but I'll stick with black. And the bright green case I use to find my phone, because black is tough to see sometimes.