February 21, 2021

Is There a Good Safari Ad Blocker?

What’s the Point? For a while I’ve bounced around between ad blockers and wanted to finally have some idea about how they compared to one another, so I decided to compare how they stacked up when I opened various websites. What’s below is a non-extensive test of the ad blockers. What’s compared I didn’t set out to answer which ad blocker on MacOS/iOS is the best because I don’t really care. Read more

October 13, 2020

Bits Bobs and Chargers

Today Apple announced the new iPhone versions and seemingly the biggest news came from the part of the virtual presentation that was filmed on top of Apple’s giant headquarters. Lisa Jackson, Apple’s VP for Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives reported on the environmental initiatives Apple has undertaken and noted Apple’s movement towards a carbon neutral footprint and use of recycled rare earth metals in the production process. Oh, and Apple isn’t shipping phones with chargers or headphones. Read more

August 10, 2020

Bringing It Back to Life

In 2009 or 2010 I got my first mac, a bottom of the line Mac Mini that had 2GB of RAM, a 160GB spinning disk hard drive and 2.26 Ghz processor. By 2012 the thing had run head long into the rapidly evolving computer landscape and was miserable to use, so it got replaced with an iMac that at the time had an amazing 8GB of RAM and a terabyte of storage. Read more

July 7, 2020

The Swiping Revolution

A few nights ago at far too late an hour I ended up watching the entire unveiling of the first iPhone back in 2007. I’m not sure I ended up on the subject, but in the end I stuck around for the entire 80ish minutes because it was such an interesting relic of technology history. It really it shocking to listen to an entire audience gasp at the fact that you can just swipe on the screen to see more content, something pretty much every has a natural understanding of today. Read more

June 9, 2020

A Tale of Two Charts

Since the world went on lockdown during what should have been spring break, I’ve been logging the daily COVID-19 numbers provided by both Oklahoma (where I live) and Connecticut (where my parents live) in a Google Docs spreadsheet. Now nearing the middle of June, the two charts look drastically different. Oklahoma never entirely locked down, the state largely followed a “safer at home” approach that encouraged people to stay home and technically closed some businesses but allowed any business to petition to be exempt from the closures. Read more

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