• News about the Black Friday sale on the Google Pixelbook has me reconsidering my plan to buy a new Chromebook.

    While the Lenovo and HP Chromebooks that I have been looking at have an 8th generation Intel processor, the Pixelbook is an overall better machine and I imagine its 7th generation Intel processor will server me equally well. On the other hand, that U processor in the Lenovo is definitely better performing that the Y processor, which Apple choose for the new Macbook Air.

    I had not considered the Pixelbook due to normal $999 price. The sale price is in line with the version of the Lenovo C630 I am considering. Food for thought, does anyone have advice on which one to go with?

  • I was on the MobileViews Podcast this past weekend, and I talked about Google’s operating systems and commented on how few new operating systems came it to market during the ten years of the podcast.. Chrome OS, first released in 2011, is the newest I’ve used, and even that can be debated because it uses a Linux Kernel.

    According to my past weblog posts, WebOS may be the newest prior to Chrome OS. Android and iOS already existed for a few years.

    This is why I am so intrigued by Google’s work on Fuchsia.

  • I decided to renew my Flickr Pro account even though I am annoyed by the doubling of the price and being forced to buy two years at a time. I have more than 7000 photos stored in Flickr and several albums that I decided are too valuable for me to lose.

  • I think the “Thunder Purple” color version of the OnePlus 6T looks nice.

  • Patrick Mahome’s success during his first NFL season may be more a story more about the sophistication of college football defenses more than anything. There was a time when NFL teams could not start rookie quarterbacks because NFL defenses were too confusing.

  • Every Android version from the T-Mobile G1 to Android Pie - CNET

    According to the table in this article, Ice Cream Sandwich has been the most significant of the Android releases.

  • For the men… from Mike McHargue

    There is nothing wrong with being a straight, white, and non-disabled man. But, the fact that a broad statistical majority of us minimize the suffering of others in our personal beliefs and political action is a problem.

  • This week I did some simple testing of Linux-based remote access software to create a virtual desktop that I can access from my computers. I’ve written an article of the experience.

  • A little diddy about Jack and Diane…

  • I could be wrong, but I don’t recall any political candidate, Democrat or Republican, campaigning on doing something to address our gun violence problem. Did you?

  • Cool video about upgrades being made to a Fusion Reactor in San Diego.

  • First snow fall of the season

  • Highlights from What Is The Bible by Rob Bell.

  • My hoodie of choice is the SCOTTeVEST cotton Hoodie. One word: pockets.

  • Getting the iPad to Pro

    Would there even be a debate about whether an iPad can be one’s only computer if touchscreens were invented before the mouse? IMHO the major impediment is iOS’ lack of support for Bluetooth mice.

    I think if Apple wanted to, they could take a cue from Google’s Project Crostini to add containerized desktop app support to iOS. The Pros would be smart enough to handle containers, while the normal users would probably not want nor need it.

    I’ve long mused that what we really need are devices that have built-in hypervisors upon which one could run any operating environment they wished. Containers come close to this idea.

  • Looks like we have a constitutional crisis created by the President.

  • Listen to your body. Knowing the symptoms of #PancreaticCancer and early detection could save a life. www.worldpancreaticcancerday.org #DemandBetter #WPCD

  • I am not feeling euphoric by seeing Democrats win the House. I am heartend by the number of women who ran and won, but this is just the first step. Before the Dems go crazy with investigations, they should consider why Trump won in the first place. We need progress on real issues more than we need revenge.

    If the Democrats in the House fall into the trap of Washington nazel gazing this small victory could lead to a Trump re-election in 2020. Yes, provide oversight, but more importantly listen to all of your constituents and try to do something to help them!

  • Vannevar Bush, As We May Think:

    Consider a future device … in which an individual stores all his books, records, and communications, and which is mechanized so that it may be consulted with exceeding speed and flexibility. It is an enlarged intimate supplement to his memory.

  • Despite the debate, the reality is that elections in the United States are fundamentally suppressed. The fact that election day is not a national holiday is the baseline of voter suppression and becomes worse from there.

  • Now Playing History from Pixel 3 rolling out to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL - 9to5Google

    I have this feature on my Pixel 2 and find it is a real cool addition. Thanks Google!

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