Tuesday, October 26, 2010

trying to stay relevant, Adobe embraces html5

Flash is best, flash is best, flash is best. It's all you'll ever need.

Wait, we better do some HTML5 stuff so we don't want to get left behind.

Nice of them to join the party.

Friday, October 22, 2010

buying the iPad, which is designed just to be good

Wired, which I usually think of as a PC magazine (I may have to rethink that), has a scathing take on HP's Slate.

HP has tried to justify the ridiculous price with a disclaimer in its press release, which says it is "designed specifically for business." The problem is, businesses are already buying the iPad, which is designed just to be good.
We're certainly looking forward to seeing some proper rivals to the iPad, with ten-inch screens running an OS designed for touch. The HP Slate, a netbook with the keyboard missing, ain't it.

Got it?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

simpler, more casual apps

From macrumors (emphasis mine):

"The Mac App Store also raises additional questions whether or not the so-called "race to the bottom" in prices will be duplicated on the Mac software side as well, and whether or not it will encourage simpler, more casual apps."

After experiencing years of continuous "improvement" (read it bloating) of software packages on the PC (take your pick of office suites for example), simpler, more casual apps sound good to me.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

statistically speaking, I need to get a panasonic camera

As a math guy (geek? I hate that word), I find the numbers game on okcupid very interesting. And even though I'm not "on the market", I do find some interesting advice there. Like this bit which tells me to get a panasonic camera.

Statistically speaking that is.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Windows Phone 7 devices announced

CNN fails to mention that all these will be running Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipset.

Said Steve Balmer:
We're excited to bring a new generation of Windows phones exclusively featuring Snapdragon mobile processors

I helped build that.