John Moltz over at ‘It’s a very nice web site’ comments his own Nexus 7:
It shouldn’t be that surprising that a $200 device isn’t built all that well. What should be surprising is analysts and pundits who automatically assume a low price means a winner.
Keep the link to his web site handy. Good stuff.
Was upgrading one of my machines to the latest and greatest using MacPorts.
When I ran this command:
sudo port upgrade
I got this error:
Mac Ports upgrade error Can’t map the URL ‘file://.’ to a port description file (“Could not find Portfile in /”)
Odd. Hadn’t seen that one before.
A little digging around led to this solution. Run this command:
sudo port upgrade outdated
Lots o’ stuff killed in 2011/2012 timeframe.
I have written quite a bit of PHP code for Enterprise. When I say quite a bit I mean lots and lots. Some really big projects.
In fact some of the code I have written is supporting some of the largest publishing companies in the world. Foundations of their workflow.
Now that said I don’t call myself a ‘developer’ or a ‘programmer’. I’m entirely self taught…and believe me it shows.
In addition to that much of the code I have written has been written because of some nutty deadline that I had no idea existed until I got involved in the project. I comment the hell out of it, write it quite simply and try to test the hell out of it.
I’ve often thought that I should take the different things I have written and put them out on GitHub for others to take advantage of.
The main reason that I haven’t is because..well…I’m not a ‘developer’.
Then I read this.
That’s the reason I don’t put more out there.
I’ll keep thinking about it.
Very interesting article but, to me, not surprising.
To give you some insight in how little uptake we saw on Android here are some statistics: for every Android user that downloads an Android magazine we have 80 iOS downloads.
My opinion is that while the Android tablets are very good (if not excellent) from a technical point of view, the Apple products have some built in advantages from an ecosystem point of view that makes that platform a much better bet for publishers.
Here comes Facebook and their terms of service.
Never got to use the tool. Oh well.
Yay! See the press release here.
The suits are silly.
I played with a Surface on Wednesday. Conceptually interesting, the hardware was nice…but it felt ‘sluggish’.
Here’s a review that states the same…but he’s returning the device to the store.
What I would like to do is have more time with the device. In particular with the Office apps.
That said I rarely use Word or PowerPoint anymore and have pretty much switched to Numbers for spreadsheets.
Scott Kelby’s got a huge list. Check ‘em out here:
My Mac was taking quite some time to do some tasks. I dug around and found that Spotlight was indexing the drive.
The time estimate was 12 months. Nice.