Archive for August, 2011

HP Produces More Of A Discontinued Product

John Gruber questions the point of HP’s decision to do a final run of TouchPad manufacturing. I’ll propose a likely theory: iSuppli says the Bill of Materials for an iPad 2 (32 GB GSM) is 336.60 when you add in manufacturing. That same iPad retails for $729.00. This is common sense. There’s R&D, marketing, shipping, […]

Improving DNS CDN Performance With edns-client-subnet

Several months ago I wrote about how third party DNS services often slow you down since a DNS query is only one part of the equation and many websites use DNS to help their CDN figure out what servers are closest (and fastest). A few proposals to fix this have floated around, one is finally […]

Project 365 Week 34

Pretty good week this time around. I like the way 233, 235, 237, 238 came out.

Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene is tracking towards NYC metro area. Already MTA, NJ Transit are shut down. So far it’s just been some rain. Looks like over the next few hours it will start to become more intense. Earthquake and Hurricane in under a week for those keeping track.

The Great East Coast Earthquake

I didn’t get a chance to post earlier about the earthquake. It was just a tiny earthquake for 15-20 seconds, but still extremely rare for this part of the world. Being 17 floors up the building definitely rocked a little bit. Hard to miss, but it wasn’t violent or anything like that. I was on […]

Steve Jobs Steps Down As CEO

As released by Apple: To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community: I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Appleā€™s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come. I hereby resign as […]

Project 365 Week 33

Age In Media Years…

Here’s a great little tidbit to make you feel old(er): In 4 years, the Back to the Future movie will be as old to us as 1955 was to us when Back to the Future came out. – @joedrew And to top it off: The Wonder Years aired 88-93, was set 68-73. A modern Wonder […]

On Firefox Versioning

Writing software is actually quite easy. Writing good software is relatively harder, but still easy. Writing software to a programmer is like painting to a painter. Shipping software is an incredibly complicated task. It’s like getting a stadium full of babies to all have clean diapers at the same time with only one or two […]

Project 365 Week 32

Very floral this week, but I like it. My macro’s outdoors are getting better. One of these even had a moving element (bee).