Thus Spake Josh

The musings of a tech head heavily entrenched in the Apple camp. You may see the occasional photo posted from my iPhone.

themisskeesa:

staygoldentam:

amajor7:


Blog Lady


omg

this

so much win.

themisskeesa:

staygoldentam:

amajor7:

Blog Lady

omg

this

so much win.

sosuperawesome:

Moby Dick, Les Misérables, War and Peace and Pride and Prejudice

mycozyclassics

(via duchessoftime)

So, let’s see…

What did I do today?
•Woke up congested
•Got nitric acid on a paper cut (boy that hurts).
•Burned 3 of my fingers on my right hand while soldering.

But, I also got to
•Hear a fantastic political lecture by Fred Barnes.
•Participate in a fantastic Bible discussion.
•Talk about Daring Fireball with my chem lab instructor.

Overall, I’d say that’s not bad.

Why Ballmer Needs to Go (Example #34)

From The Verge:

We’ve got broad initiatives driving Windows down to the phone with Windows 8.” The choice of words is incredibly (if unintentionally) telling, but also a little vague. Like with tablets, Microsoft would rather cram a desktop OS “down” into mobile form, than build off of a simple mobile platform into something more complex. Of course, that’s the least favorable interpretation[.]

I myself find that WM7 (or whatever the heck it’s called) is a very compelling mobile OS. It’s not enough to make me switch from the iPhone (integration is too deep), but I think the layout looks phenomenal.

And Ballmer (yet again) doesn’t seem to get it. Look at Windows 8; it looks really good… until they bring in all the paradigms from Windows Past. The clutter present in their own demo of Excel under Windows 8 seems to be in direct clashing conflict with everything else in Windows 8.

Sometimes you need to kick out old ideas that will never work. Sometimes, that includes your CEO.

According to Motorola, choosing Super AMOLED helped make the RAZR thinner — AMOLED displays don’t need external backlights like traditional LCD displays. It’s just unfortunate Motorola had to sacrifice display quality as well.

(Review from The Verge).

This is what people don’t get about Apple; they won’t sacrifice something as crucial as the screen just to make it a bit thinner. Honestly, with a full touchscreen phone, where’s all the interaction going to be? The screen! If the screen is crap, the entire experience is going to be less than satisfactory.

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me. Steve didn’t just make this statement; he lived it.
Taken with instagram

Taken with instagram

iOS 4.3.4 and the haters

I’m not going to lie- I really was pretty disappointed to find that all Apple updated today was iOS- and just a measly 4.3.4 update too. What does it do? It only patches the PDF vulnerability that jailbreakme uses.

Yeah, that’s worthy of a groan- indeed, I did so when I first saw it. After all, I’m jailbroken myself. But here’s the key:

No one will force you to update. Heck, I doubt that devices will be sold with 4.3.4 until mid next week at the earliest. Your jailbreak, if you want one, is safe. Unless of course you have to restore, but you should have your SHSH blobs backed up anyways.

In all honesty, what does jailbreakme do? It exploits a hole in the security of iOS. Something that could be used by people with far less noble purposes than creating a jailbreak. Ultimately, Apple’s patching a pretty serious risk (which, oddly enough, is once again due to Adobe formatted stuff).

Less than 2 weeks to fix a security hole? That’s pretty impressive in the mobile OS world. Seriously, when was the last time you heard about Android or webOS getting a security patch that quickly?

Awesome birthday card. (Taken with instagram)

Incidentally, I doubt the intended market will fully understand the cultural significance. But I’ll bet the designer had some fun.

Awesome birthday card. (Taken with instagram)

Incidentally, I doubt the intended market will fully understand the cultural significance. But I’ll bet the designer had some fun.

We have a foundation started. Yeah.

We have a foundation started. Yeah.