While reading more about the weird custom sata connector that imacs now use for their internal drives, I realized that if they ever do enable booting off of thunderbolt, then the whole issue is probably moot. Thunderbolt already gives you 10Gbps, when the new SATA is only 6. I don’t know if there’s a latency […]

Fight for the couch computer

It seems as if the age of portable, disposable computers has dawned on us. And I really want one. Right now I use my work laptop for such scenarios, but it’s not always the right thing. Seems like there’s basically three ways to go with this: iPad netbook chromebook The iPad is probably the most […]

Panasonic GH2 thoughts

So if you don’t know anything about this camera, you’re probably best off starting with DPreview’s conclusions. The GH2 might not be a revolutionary development (in all essential points it is very closely related to its predecessor, the GH1) but we’re confident in saying that it is the best mirrorless system camera that we’ve ever […]


I did a little exercise of price comparing a spec’ed out Lenovo X220, and 13 inch mbp. Surprisingly, they came out to about the same (core i7 2.7ghz, 8gb ram, 128gb ssd) I realized, when you actually do the PC/Mac price comparison, the only angle that matters is Mac vs custom built PC. Comparing Mac to other […]

jingc: Lessons from Starcraft It’s not often that an answer on Quora ends up in the news, but this one was particularly good: Long term success is usually achieved by getting a small advantage and then using that to get some other kind of advantage. In StarCraft, this can mean something like getting map control […]


Simple thought experiment for the day: does it make sense for Apple to purposely keep it’s prices high? Yes, of course, they want to maximize the revenue on their products to make the most profit, but that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about the fact that the more economies of scale they achieve, […]

blog hacking

I’ve always liked playing with blogging systems, and now I think I might actually try to build my own again. Back in the day, I’d try to hack up WordPress or Textpattern to do what I want, but problems inevitably arise. Because basically every system out there is a dynamic one, you have to keep […]


Why is OSX so bad at laying out windows when monitor topology changes? It’s apallingly bad, and I remember filing a bug with them a long time ago about this (back in the powerbook days). Is it really that hard? For each window, just find a the position that makes most of it visible. Right […]