Good takes and bad takes on Apple Silicon

Good takes and bad takes on Apple Silicon There are a lot of people out there that seem to be clinging to some weird ideas about what the Apple Silicon transition is going to look like, and what the Apple Silicon team “can do”, in terms of what they can deliver. Good Takes First, someone… Continue reading Good takes and bad takes on Apple Silicon

What Apple Announced at WWDC 2020

What Apple Announced at WWDC 2020 It looks like I got some things right, and some things wrong, in my previous post. Let’s look at  what Apple actually announced. Mac with Apple Processors, across the line Yes, they really are transitioning the whole Mac line to Apple’s own processors. The timeline they announced is “within… Continue reading What Apple Announced at WWDC 2020

ARM Macs are coming, and faster than you think

ARM Macs and transition timeframes (note: This is a lightly-edited version of a post originally published on June 13th, 2020) We all knew this was coming. In fact, some of us have been expecting it for years. Various rumor outlets are saying that Apple will announce at WWDC that they’re transitioning the Macintosh line from… Continue reading ARM Macs are coming, and faster than you think

Movie Mini-Review: Rampage

Rampage was…not good. (Warning – “spoilers” below, though honestly, there’s not much to spoil)I see you folks in the back, snickering and saying “well, what did you expect?”. Here’s the thing though – Rampage was probably the most-disappointing movie I’ve seen in the last year. It’s an onion of layered badness. Even The Rock couldn’t save… Continue reading Movie Mini-Review: Rampage

That delicate line between security and convenience

A key problem, maybe the key problem in software security is how to properly balance user convenience with security. Adding additional security to a system often includes extra work, more time, or other compromises from the end-user. And reasonable people can disagree about where the line is for the appropriate trade-off. That iPhone camera permissions “flaw” There… Continue reading That delicate line between security and convenience