Well I know that it isn’t practical, but wow, the new MacBook is kind of amazing. For $1300 you get a 256GB flash system with 8GB of memory and it is completely fanless. Most importantly it has a nice keyboard and reasonable 7 hour battery life. The main issues are: it is mid product life […]

When to buy electronics like MacBooks, iPhones and android phones

It’s always hard to know the best time to buy things. But for electronics the main question is how rapidly the technology is evolving.  For things that are moving fast it makes the most sense to try to buy “ahead” because the software typically will end up depending on new features. For instance phones are […]

Nice colors on vim and ubuntu

Wow what a confusing set of ideas. With these modern graphical operating systems, making character or terminal applications look nice takes you back literally 40 years.  Here’s the scoop for pretty terminal colors for developers.  The default colors in vim are pretty bad. has devoted way too much time to creating a beautiful palette […]

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