OSX Yosemite, Ars Technica Review

Ars Technica OSX Yosemite Review Ars Technica's review of OSX Yosemite by @siracusa is probably as thorough as it gets, it's a highly recommended read! Here are a couple of my thoughts I jotted down as I went through it. I notably skipped sections on CloudKit and Swift as they…

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Pit Stop

I've been writing a lot about tech this1 week, so I figured it would be nice to write about something different. Recent announcements from Apple have been controversial to say the least, and I've been reading plenty of commentary on both the pros and cons of this big week. It's…

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Chapter Two

Epilogue Just one week ago, I completed my last week as an engineer at Goodreads. I'm extremely grateful to everyone I had the chance to work with for contributing to the most productive learning experience I've ever had. It was a great opportunity to work at a company with such…

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Just Watch Things

Day one post-keynote for the Watch and the commentary is rolling in! There's no shortage of eager bloggers, both from technical and fashion backgrounds, weighing in on the controversial new product. A few favorites: Steven Levy - Apple Gets Intimate https://medium.com/@stevenlevy/apple-gets-intimate-12dd88343b60 Yes, Steven Levy on Medium…

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One More Thing

What a day! Here are some quick-fire thoughts, a sitrep given last night's predictions. iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus I'm not happy with the name "iPhone 6 Plus" and I'm curious why they decided to move away from the typical one-letter identifier. The "Plus" allows for a shorthand (re: 6…

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'Twas the Night

Keynote Time Tomorrow is going to be a big day, or at least an exciting morning. I originally wasn't planning on writing anything on the topic, but in the last minute hype (thanks @gruber for publishing a two hour long event-speculation episode of The Talk Show only one day before…

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The Master

Name five things that aren’t Jackie Chan! If you did, then you must have cheated. If not, that’s okay because I’ve got some things to say about good old Chief Inspector Lee. I spent this weekend watching a lot of movies, and a movie starring Jackie Chan…

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Time Flies

There are a multitude of content updates coming to Ben's Potatoes: some ready to go, others still in the pipeline. I'm going to be as committed as I can to get them out on a more consistent basis, hopefully with more success than I've had in the past. Summer is…

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The City

I recently published my first story on Storehouse. I've been a long time reader of other publishers' stories (one of my favorites is Custom Spaces' profile of the GitHub offices), and I've been eager to get started on my own. The City is a (very) brief preview of some photos…

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Effulgent Water

Again? Yep, you guessed it: 'effulgent-water' is yet another one of the awesome application/repo names generated by my very own namegen. "Effulgent" means "brilliantly radiant," so "radiant water" actually seems like a plausible thing someone would say! Why it applies to this movie/tv-show lookup gem, I don't really…

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