Apple’s announcements no longer excite me

I can’t help but be left underwhelmed by Apple announcements. I am not some Windows fanboy – I’ve been using Macs for the past 16 years. Ever since Steve Jobs has died Apple has been flipping around with no real direction. Raw hardware specs The MacBook Pro used to be top of the line laptop for creative professionals and software engineers. Nowadays Surface laptops have … Continue reading Apple’s announcements no longer excite me

Java, Linux and UNIX: How much things have progressed

I am putting together an Ubuntu Server box to act as a RAID file server for our family photo, video and document archives. It’s been a long time since I put together a hardware system myself and I am enjoying the experience. It is good to catch up on new technologies – last time I built a box all hard drives were still IDE and … Continue reading Java, Linux and UNIX: How much things have progressed