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zaphar  ·  3809 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Tetris & the power of CSS

It's worth learning about. CSS can be really powerful and it's declarative nature is useful.

zaphar  ·  3811 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Tetris & the power of CSS

So my day job for the last 6 months has been writing CSS tooling and he is absolutely correct. CSS takes some work to understand and neither LESS or SASS is going to make that any easier. They may make it easier to write some of it but they won't make it easier to understand it.

As a somewhat random aside, CSS is a pain to parse. Just sayin.

zaphar  ·  3814 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, when do you experience flow?

I don't know if there is a term for it but slip into a sort of hyper focus really easily. So easily that it's something of a problem. When someone can wave their hands in front of your face and you don't notice it's a little disconcerting.

So I guess I hit flow anytime I attempt to focus.

zaphar  ·  3816 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Glenmorangie named as world’s best dram

I'm eclectic in my scotch loves but this one sounds interesting. If you like the non-peaty scotches I'm also a fan of Glen Roths

zaphar  ·  3822 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: If your house was burning down, what would you take with you?

My wife and I have had to move around a lot for most of our marriage. As we moved we ended up leaving behind some items of great sentimental value to my wife. As I realized the pain this caused her, one christmas I made her a chest with a note inside that promised no matter where we went or what happened anything in this chest would come with us no matter what.

I would grab that chest.

zaphar  ·  3833 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why is there only one model of iPhone?

All of this is speculation on my part since I don't work for Apple or have any access to someone who does.

1. Apple has the iPhone, the iPad, and the iPad mini. This works out to 3 models of mobile device.

This is probably enough differentiation on a practical use level.

2. Most companies that have many different models of desktop or laptop are are targeting specific price points in an attempt capture more of the market. It's commodity computing.

Apple doesn't seem to care about price points or offering a commodity computing device. They offer basically 2 models of laptop and 2 models of Desktop. Each is widely considered to be top of the line for their particular category. Apple doesn't care of the middle or low end for those categories. This removes any incentive to ship multiple models.

In short Apple's game is not to be a commodity producer but a Luxury Good producer. They ship exactly one model for category of computing device and that device is intended to be the best in class for that category.

zaphar  ·  3836 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are you reading now? Is it any good?

There is just something about the image of DEATH cutting grass "ONE BLADE AT A TIME" that makes me laugh.

zaphar  ·  3836 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are you reading now? Is it any good?

Terry Pratchett is easily one of my favorite authors. And DEATH is one of my favorite characters in his books.

zaphar  ·  3837 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are you reading now? Is it any good?

"I shall wear midnight" - Terry Pratchett.

Because I felt like a humorous yet poignant read.