Intel supremacy days are over (it seems)
Hey, remember when you could buy a computer, or a workstation, or a server, that didn’t run on x86, or at least Intel? Remember those violet Sun Fire servers with SPARC processors? How about AMD Athlons and Opterons? Some weeks ago I read an insightful article about the “untimely demise” of workstations and how the rise of commodity hardware killed vertically integrated, high-end computers, the same way it killed non-x86 servers.
2020 Core i5 Apple Macbook Air Detailed Review
It’s brilliant. Ok fine, let’s do a small Q&A no one asked for. Doesn’t it get a bit hot and noisy under load? It does, but it rarely happens. Actually I don’t even run tbswitcher on it. It’s not a good laptop if your aim is to run XCode or multiple Docker containers regularly, and neither is this a good laptop for editing videos in Premiere Pro. But you knew that already didn’t you?
Sunk cost of my iPad Pro
In January 2019 I bought an 11-inch iPad Pro. It’s a magnificent piece of hardware that you can read many reviews of online. The screen is brilliant, the portability and battery life are unmatched, the performance is swift (until you’re trying to perform a long-running CPU-intensive operation, that is). The iPad Pro was always meant to be my “personal computing” device. I don’t really code in my free time anymore, so issues of not being able to run VS Code on it are not my issues.
iPhone 7 Plus and its Two Lenses
To some, Apple’s yesterday keynote wasn’t all that impressive. After all, the new iPhone 7 doesn’t look all that new, the new Apple Watch looks exactly like the old one, and minor improvements aside (water resistance, GPS for the watch, new processors), there wasn’t really anything impressive shown in San Francisco last night. Except one small detail—the camera(s) on the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus. This is the photograph Apple showed during the keynote, initially leading everyone to believe it’s been taken with a “high-end camera”:
Macbook Pro After 6 Months
Some readers of this blog probably know that for a very long time (ca. 1998– 2010) I’ve been a devout linux user. I’ve been using this system exclusively on all the computers until the Fall last year, when I decided to give Macbook Pro a try (mainly for hardware-related reasons). I’ve written about it a couple of times already, but it’s still a subject I keep thinking about, and about which I’m being asked by my friends constantly.