Tim Cook interview with Businessweek

Businessweek has a good interview with Tim Cook, who picked the right time to come out and say a few things. In a time when Apple’s stock is going up and down like a roller coaster because investors and so called analysts are too dumb to recognize a long term plan if it bit them in the arse, we’re left with journalists that don’t understand the tech they’re writing about and jump on every silly rumor that comes along.
So this interview is a breath of fresh air.
There’s some real nuggets in there as well, my favourite has to be this:

We don’t subscribe to the vision that the OS for iPhones and iPads should be the same as Mac. Customers want iOS and Mac OS X to work together seamlessly, not to be the same, but to work together seamlessly.

Maybe now all the tech ‘journalists’ can stfu with their end of the Mac predictions.
And while they’re at it they can stop with the TV box nonsense. They don’t get it.


Upcoming: Oblivion

Not a lot of details on this one yet but the poster peaked my interest.
It’s based on a graphic novel by Kosinski and directed and co-produced by the same Kosinski, who also directed Tron: Legacy, so I’m VERY much looking forward to this. Release date is April 12, 2013.


Samsung TV Plex app problems?

If you’re using the Plex app on your Samsung tv it may have updated in the past week or so. And if, like mine, this resulted in movies starting to glitch, stutter and even ultimately crash your tv (gotta love progress, crashing and resetting tv’s) give this a try:
Go to preferences, then select player, you’ll see 3 buffer settings. Set all 3 to 1MB and try watching something again. That did the trick for me.


And again…

To Azeroth!


Despicable Me

Somehow I missed Despicable Me when it was released, probably because I don’t like Steve Carell & Russell Brand’s normal failed attempts at comedy. But when we saw it last weekend on tv it turned out to be surprisingly good. Nice story, fun to have the villain be the hero, great animation and just a wonderful family movie. Looking forward to the sequel next year now.

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Warcraft Nestlé Special.T

I so wonder if this was a deliberate move on the part of Nestlé or if, more likely, the person who came up with this commercial plays Warcraft.
Just look at it.
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Infinite stupidity

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.

Often attributed to Albert Einstein but he never said it, and yet people keep quoting it as his. Oh the irony.


The latest gadget

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Intriguing, but I can’t discover the on/off switch.

Work in progress... home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.