Archive for June, 2012
Apparently About.me decided to feature my picture in their latest outgoing email blast. Hadn’t really logged into that account since I created it. But hey, can’t argue against free publicity! Great company too, based on my personal experiences thus far.
Ian Chilton, discussing the innards of the new MacBook Pro: [Apple has] soldered the RAM to the motherboard, so you not only can’t use cheaper third-party RAM, but you can’t upgrade the RAM at all. Apple’s obsessive control over hardware or simply the best design decision for a laptop this small and powerful?
Twitter recently announced their new Twitter bird logo. Joshua Johnson, over at Design Shack, wrote a great piece showing the evolution of the Twitter bird and a breakdown of the new logo: I don’t like it. They shaved off too much weight and it looks especially bad at smaller sizes. Glancing at the new Twitter […]
I made my final credit card payment this month, paying off almost $21,000 in credit card debt in about four years. Mandi Woodruff wrote about it for Business Insider: At 22, Berg graduated from the University of Hofstra armed with a shiny new diploma, the whole world at his feet and $21,000 in credit card debt. […]
Check out my hands-on review of the Raspberry Pi for Laptop Magazine. Here’s a teaser: After numerous delays and unexpected compliance testing, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is finally shipping the first batch of highly anticipated Raspberry Pi computers. This computer-on-a-board is coveted for its low price ($35) and small size, roughly that of a deck […]
A room so quiet no one can stand it for more than 45 minutes, for The Times Herald, by Bill Ward: Besides being able to hear one’s own heart, stomach and even inner ear, or the sounds emitted by a cellphone’s display, first-timers in the quiet room find their other senses discombobulated by “cross-modal” perceptual […]