Category: Opinion

Anthony Bourdain

My Anthony Bourdain story.

TidBITS Bottom-Up Redesign

TidBITS has undergone a massive redesign, and I’m so excited for my friends there — not just a new look for the site, but a whole new publishing infrastructure. Fun fact: Most of the HTML and CSS on the old site was coded by me… in 2007 (ironic that the link goes to the article ...

Math Is Hard, or, A Quick Look at Lightroom Pricing

People in a huff about the price of Adobe's Lightroom subscription plan are threatening to switch to Capture One Pro. Okay, but...

Tom Negrino, a Long Distance Friendship

Do you have any friends that live impossible distances away, that you interact with maybe a couple of times a year, and yet when you do get together it’s as if you’d seen them just the other day? I hope you do. My long-distance friend Tom Negrino is choosing to die this week after a ...

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Talking MacBook Pro Touch Bar on the MacJury

I had great fun talking about the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar on Chuck Joiner’s MacJury podcast. Together with Jeff Gamet and Dr. Robert Carter, we discussed which aspects we liked about Apple’s latest laptop—more than I expected—and which things still warrant attention. One thing I learned was how great the Touch Bar can ...

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Woods

No surprise, I’m depressed by the election result and think it portends terrible things for our country. There’s work to be done, art to be made, and a million tiny positive things we can do that will add up to repel darkness and hatred. “But the thing that got me through that moment, and any ...

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Rope. Tree. Journalist.

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Why I Ordered a 2016 MacBook Pro

While Apple was introducing the new 2016 MacBook Pro during its recent media event, I was ready to place my order. My workhorse 2010 MacBook Pro, which I’ve Frankenstein’d in various ways to eke out more life, is now enough behind the curve that it’s time for an upgrade. (It’ll make a great Mac for ...

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Independence Day

Happy Fourth, my friends! This year’s Independence Day seems to carry more weight, largely because it’s an election year (make sure you vote! It’s important), but also because I’ve spent the last eight months being captivated by Hamilton, the Musical and, in turn, the stories of the people who founded the United States. I’m still ...

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Comparing Apple Watch Sales to iPad, not iPhone

The Wall Street Journal estimates 12 million watches were sold in its first year, compared to 6 million iPhone sales in its first year. That sounds pretty successful, but what does it mean for the next couple of years? (For the record, I think 12 million is a pretty good indicator that the watch isn’t ...