1. Why I’m Buying a Macbook →

    Steve and I have been drooling over this machine for a month now. Mine is also on order, and I am not feeling particularly patient about it. Hurry up and get here!

    UPDATE: Steve calls out two features that other reviews haven’t spent much time on:

    1. The power brick is absurdly tiny and light compared to Apple’s other laptop chargers. This is a huge benefit for anyone who carries a charger with them, though the 9 hours of battery life means this probably only happens for me when I’m traveling.
    2. USB C is the new kid on the block now, but it looks to have the kind of early inertia that can propel it to becoming a new standard for both Apple and non-Apple laptops sooner rather than later.
  2. Re-learning the “check Rotten Tomatoes before starting a movie” lesson. Again.

  3. So the retail Apple Store has the MacBook on tables to try out but if you want to buy one you have to order it online.

  4. First New Monitor Since 2008

    Since December 2008 I’ve been using the same Dell 30″ display. Today I upgraded to a Samsung 34″ curved display in anticipation of getting a new MacBook tomorrow. I might have been able to get the dual-link DVI to talk to an HDMI port via a variety of dongles and adapters, but a native HDMI…

  5. Pretty sure we’re watching the best two teams in the tournament with this Kentucky vs. Wisconsin matchup.

  6. Hoodie

    Monarchy hoodie

    Yes, I’m already sporting new swag. I love that you can order one-offs from CustomInk.1 Full disclosure, CustomInk has sponsored this site in the past. ↩

  7. Returning to My Indy Roots

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    Back in September I went on medical leave at Crowd Favorite. That ended on March 15th and due to a number of reasons, I’m not going to be re-joining the team in my previous capacity. Instead, I will be an advisor to Crowd Favorite while I return to my independent developer roots.1 The largest factor…

  8. Cable modem goes down. I finally boot up my Android phone to tether with it and the cable modem comes back.

    I need to remember this solution for the future.

  9. Introducing Cache Buddy →

    I love that Mark has released this. This is a problem that many WordPress devs have solved individually. By releasing his toolset, I hope we’ll see it as a base for collaboration that many devs contribute to in the future.

  10. Every Exit is an Entry Somewhere →

    There aren’t many too many jobs available that allow you to influence the strategic direction and decision making process of some of the biggest and most important technology companies in the world – as well as their disruptors, that give you a pulpit to produce public research for some of the best and brightest developers on the planet.

    If you’ve ever even remotely wanted to be an analyst, here is an opportunity to jump in with the best. Bring your A game.

  11. On Reinstating Pete Rose

    I’m starting to see rumblings about Pete Rose’s potential reinstatement and a “he’s suffered enough” sentiment. I frankly just don’t get it. There are clear consequences stated for betting on baseball. Every player knows them. Baseball Rule 21 (emphasis mine): Any player, umpire, or club or league official or employee, who shall bet any sum…