Posted August 30th, 2014 @ 08:19am by Erik J. Barzeski
Inside Apple’s Internal Training Program
In a class at the company’s internal training program, the so-called Apple University, the instructor likened the 11 lithographs that make up Picasso’s “The Bull” to the way Apple builds its smartphones and other devices. The idea: Apple designers strive for simplicity just as Picasso eliminated details to create a great work of art.
Steven P. Jobs established Apple University as a way to inculcate employees into Apple’s business culture and educate them about its history, particularly as the company grew and the tech business changed. Courses are not required, only recommended, but getting new employees to enroll is rarely a problem.
Posted August 29th, 2014 @ 08:06am by Erik J. Barzeski
How to Be Polite
People silently struggle from all kinds of terrible things. They suffer from depression, ambition, substance abuse, and pretension. They suffer from family tragedy, Ivy-League educations, and self-loathing. They suffer from failing marriages, physical pain, and publishing. The good thing about politeness is that you can treat these people exactly the same. And then wait to see what happens. You don’t have to have an opinion. You don’t need to make a judgment. I know that doesn’t sound like liberation, because we live and work in an opinion-based economy. But it is. Not having an opinion means not having an obligation. And not being obligated is one of the sweetest of life’s riches.
Yeah. That's gonna be tough for me…
Posted August 28th, 2014 @ 08:17am by Erik J. Barzeski
Introducing a more powerful Dropbox Pro
- New Sharing Controls
- New safeguards for lost devices
- 10x more room
Nice. And just in time for iCloud Drive eh?
Posted August 27th, 2014 @ 08:02am by Erik J. Barzeski
The Sixth Sense
LaunchBar 6.1 adds "Staging."
Which probably just means that I use about 5% of the app's power now…
Posted August 26th, 2014 @ 07:59am by Erik J. Barzeski
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Posted August 24th, 2014 @ 06:56pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted August 24th, 2014 @ 08:16am by Erik J. Barzeski
Josh: An Aperture User Tries Lightroom.
All in all, I think Lightroom is totally fine, but I find Aperture faster and smoother. Photos v1 will replace iPhoto more than Aperture, but maybe v2 will replace Aperture. I doubt the Nik suite (which works fine with Aperture and Lightroom) will work with Photos unless Google updates it, and that’s a pretty big part of my workflow. I’m also really curious about the library in the cloud component, and if there will be an option to not use that for those of us with terabytes of images. Sigh. Why couldn’t Aperture just continue to be developed until Photos really is ready to replace it?
Posted August 23rd, 2014 @ 09:33pm by Erik J. Barzeski
What's the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
I don't know. But it's a good blog for Swift developers.
Posted August 22nd, 2014 @ 09:27pm by Erik J. Barzeski
NFL players will wear RFID chips this season to track their movements
I think the NHL is doing something like this as well, perhaps in a few years. I don't know if it's by RFID though.
Posted August 21st, 2014 @ 09:17pm by Erik J. Barzeski
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Posted August 19th, 2014 @ 08:53am by Erik J. Barzeski
Definitely going to have to try this out.
Posted August 18th, 2014 @ 08:55pm by Erik J. Barzeski
And guess what kinds of headlines he's writing.
The Apple iTime Is Destined to Fail
Some things never change.
P.S. I didn't click it. That won't ever change either.
Posted August 17th, 2014 @ 08:44pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Apple - Press Info - Apple Updates MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
I'm gonna get one. I'm going to replace my 13" MacBook Air. Probably a 13" MacBook Pro Retina.