A few surprises today:
- I still have my iPhone 4S.
- It still charges and boots!
- It’s so tiny! The picture doesn’t do it justice.
A few surprises today:
It has been zero days since opening this classic.
I have two GPUs on my desk right now. On the left is my Voodoo3 3000 that I’ve had for ~20 years. On the right is my GTX 1060 6GB from 2017.
Due to the retro computing market, the Voodoo3 sells for more. 😳
If bad investments have got you down, let me share with you the time I paid ~$200 for a 40GB SSD with a write speed of 40MB/s and a read of 185MB/s. 😬
Oh, and I bought two.
I’ve had a Mac Studio for a month now, so I have thoughts to share.
tl;dr – It’s great and is what I’ve wanted from Apple for a long time.
There’s been a gap in Apple’s Mac product line for years, though most consumers wouldn’t have noticed, and that’s the reason it existed.
Here’s a user who fits the profile:
The user is me.
Because I missed a tab in a Python script, my home Docker box has been running with a higher-than-necessary CPU utilization and spiky temperatures for five months. 😬
Tab has now been tabbed. 🐍
My Dad and I built the alarm system for their house in late 2009. He handled hardware, I did software. From time to time I export the data it collects just for the heck of it, since it’s been running non-stop for years.
The back door at their house has been opened 41,267 since the end of November 2009. That’s kind of surprising to me.
So I got Snow Leopard in Friday. Overall, it’s not too bad. Am I going to replace Leopard with it immediately? Unfortunately no. Though I appreciate the many under-the-hood advancements and some great new features, you don’t have to try hard to figure out that Snow Leopard has some issues.
defaults -currentHost write -globalDomain AppleFontSmoothing -int 2
I didn’t have a problem doing this – my eyes promptly quit bleeding – but most users wouldn’t feel very comfortable throwing some odd looking text into the Terminal.
Of course this is just a portion of what’s out there, good and bad. Am I surprised that there were issues with an operating system on the first day it came out? Of course not. No one should be. In my case I’ve decided to wait until Snow Leopard is ready. There’s no doubt that once it’s updated a few times it will be better than Leopard – this certainly isn’t any sort of XP to Vista sort of deal – it’s just going to take some time. I do plan on installing Snow Leopard on a separate smaller partition and test it as time goes on to keep up with its progress. As soon as it’s ready, I’m there.