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At work, I came to be a Mac fan. It’s based on BSD, but adds a much more polished GUI. It’s got a very user-friendly interface, and yet it’s trivial for me to pull up the command line and do “real” things there. So when I decided to build a new desktop, I decided I [...]
Great deals abound this week! 19″ Acer (1440×900 — not great), $89.98 at Staples. If you go through FatWallet and another site I’ve never heard of, you can get a little more taken off, but it looks to involve buying a coupon. 22″ Acer (X223Wbd, 1680×1050), $139.99 at Staples, online-only. Don’t think I’ve seen a [...]
My post this week will probably reflect a clear bias towards good deals on LCDs, since I’m itching to pick up another one. There are some other good ones in here, too, though: Dell S2409W 24″ LCD, 1920×1080, for $199. (via FatWallet) HP W2338H 23.3″ LCD, 1920×1080, $220 minus $50 = $170 after coupon, at [...]
Thinking about a $22,000 lens got me thinking about “real” cameras a bit more. And it occurred to me that Canon is in kind of a weird spot right now. Their flagship camera has always been the EOS-1. With digital it was the 1D, which was followed by a 1Ds. The s designates that it’s [...]
I think you could say with relative accuracy that there are three main bottlenecks in a computer: CPU, memory, and disk. There are some outliers that people might try to pile in: video card performance, or network throughput if you’re tweaking interrupts on your 10GigE card. But the basic three are pretty universal. To cut [...]
Kingston (who I never knew made CF cards) has a 4GB CompactFlash card for $24 at NewEgg. At 8MB writes and 10MB reads, it’s hardly blazing, but if you don’t do any high-volume activity, it’s not a bad deal. Actually, if you’re not looking for speed or name brands… 8GB CF card, $25.49 16GB CF [...]
A really random thought just popped into my head… UNIX systems have their “swap” partition, a disk partition where unused stuff in RAM is “swapped out” to disk to make room for newer stuff in RAM. Of course, no hard drive is as fast as RAM, so you obviously want lots of RAM so you [...]