Category: Tech

Matias Quiet Pro Keyboard

Macworld reviews the new Matias Quiet Pro Keyboard. I had one of their Tactile models several years back; I loved it, but it also earned me the nickname “Thunderkeys” from my officemates. I’d be interested to try out the Quiet Pro and see what it feels like. I do miss the modifier key notes on […]

Use What You’ve Got

Reading The Setup is a reminder that some of the most creative people don’t obsess about their tools—they find what works and get on with the business of making things. Today’s interview with Chris Onstad (Achewood) ends with the usual “What would be your dream setup?” question, and he replies: I can do whatever I […]

Ode to Kuro

The Verge with an ode to the former Kuro TV line for Pioneer: Unfortunately for Pioneer, it was a boutique audiophile-style plasma TV manufacturer in a mass-produced LCD world. Not only were LCDs rapidly dropping in price and rapidly gaining in functionality, but modern plasmas had to battle against a bad reputation for burn-in, ghosting, […]

Adaptive Web Design by Aaron Gustafson

For the tl;dr crowd: Just get the book. Short enough to finish in an afternoon, but packed to the gills with information you’ll use moving forward. Until last fall, I spent most of the last ten years primarily building sites using Flash. Since moving to Philadelphia to join 160over90, I’ve spent most of my time […]

Pentax Q

You have to hand it to Pentax: they always seem to be thinking on a different wavelength, finding niches in the camera marketplace instead of following the lead of Canon and Nikon. This new Q system looks like a really interesting camera—small as a point-and-shoot, but with interchangeable lenses. The Online Photographer has a good […]

MacBook Air 11″ as Dev Machine

Programmer Jeff LaMarche with a post on switching to a Macbook Air 11″ as a primary dev machine: Despite being considerably less powerful, the 11″ MacBook Air rarely feels slow thanks to the SSD. Certain things take noticeably longer (compiling large applications), but the vast majority of day-to-day tasks feel downright snappy. The note on […]