Posted September 17th, 2013 @ 01:21pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted September 16th, 2013 @ 01:18pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Alex King uses one of his screens as a Stickies Screen. The idea is interesting, but I'd want my Stickies to sync between computers if I was to do this, I think.
Posted September 15th, 2013 @ 01:15pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted September 14th, 2013 @ 01:12pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Probably the best article on the hideous new Yahoo logo.
Posted September 13th, 2013 @ 01:09pm by Erik J. Barzeski
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."
Posted September 9th, 2013 @ 12:47pm by Erik J. Barzeski
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
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
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
Meh. I think it sucks.
Update: Never mind. They're not changing it.