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
Dropbox is bringing the Chooser, Saver, and the Datastore API to iOS and Android.
Nice. And still ahead of iCloud.
Posted July 15th, 2013 @ 11:45am by Erik J. Barzeski
Take a look at these two pictures:
Image 1 | Image 2
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?
Gruber thinks yes.
I think we'll have to wait and see, but signs point to yes.
Posted July 10th, 2013 @ 02:20pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Josh Kaufman is the author of the #1 international bestseller, 'The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business', as well as the upcoming book 'The First 20 Hours: Mastering the Toughest Part of Learning Anything.' Josh specializes in teaching people from all walks of life how to master practical knowledge and skills. In his talk, he shares how having his first child inspired him to approach learning in a whole new way.
Posted July 9th, 2013 @ 02:20pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted July 8th, 2013 @ 11:27am by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted July 7th, 2013 @ 04:40pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted July 6th, 2013 @ 01:31pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Rewilding is a conservation theory which explores the idea that some important introduced species could be used to replace our missing or extinct native animals.
As an example, proponents of rewilding argue that Komodo dragons may fill the gap in Australia’s ecosystem left by Megalania, a giant goanna-like species that disappeared thousands of years ago.