There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been....– Isaac Asimov - (via John Gruber)
Death and Resurrection of an SSD →
Jonathan ‘Wolf’ Rentzsch: Summary: SSDs live fast, die young, and pretend to be OK even while they’re dying. Don’t use one without awesome backups. And sometimes, they come back from the dead. Fascinating report. I find maddening that in this day and age — where it seems that everything must be digitalised otherwise it’s not progress — we’re still having to deal with fundamentally...
This enemy of virtue? Why, tea, of course. →
There were many reasons why a young man or woman might have turned to a life of crime and lewdness in eighteenth-century England. Heart-rending tales of orphaned children, abandoned lovers, destitution and failed ambitions fill the pages of contemporary memoirs, newspaper columns and court records. But for some, one of the prime suspects behind the nation’s idleness and vicious inclinations was...
A few more words about my vintage Mac wishlist →
Since I started this weblog back in 2008, it featured a page called My vintage Mac wishlist, where I list some selected vintage Apple hardware I’m after. I think it’s all quite self-explanatory, but the kind of feedback I received over the years, generated by that page, has been rather absurd and disappointing. I’ve asked myself many times what’s wrong with people. …