Today I replaced the 7200 RPM 250GB Hard Drive in my laptop with a 120GB SSD. Here are the Xbench Disk Test results:
More important though is how the system feels: blazing fast – I never expected this level of improvement!
Not sure why, but I must have a musical affinity to boy/girl duos.
A few years ago I was a White Stripes fan, and I still regularly listen to their first two albums, “The White Stripes” and “De Stijl”.
More recently, I’ve been really enjoying Hank & Cupcakes, an amazing energetic Israeli Bass/Drums duo operating from New York.
This is a followup to a previous post about window management tools for OS X.
I’ve recently started using a 2nd external monitor connected to my laptop (using Plugable’s DisplayLink Adapter). Since I was switching from laptop only to laptop + 2 external displays at least once a day, I needed to figure out a way to save/restore applications and windows positions.
I was really happy to discover Stay, a pretty good app that does just that (30 day trial, $15 for the full version).
I was ripping some old CDs today, and these two were right next to each other on the shelf.
I’m really excited to be giving a talk at WordCamp Jerusalem in a couple of weeks – the third Israeli WordCamp and the first in Jerusalem.
My talk will be an in-depth overview of WordPress i18n and RTL – a topic I already addressed in a quick 7 minutes presentation at WordCamp SF 2010. I’ll be speaking in Hebrew this time, but the slides will be in English and I’ll share them here afterwards.
There are 3 tracks planned – beginner developers, advanced developers and publishers – see Jennifer’s post for an overview of the planned Publisher’s track and visit WordCamp Jerusalem for more information.
Then I remembered how my father was excited they got a 40MB hard drive in the computer training center where he worked, 20 years ago. It was huge!
Two hundred times that in a plastic card smaller than my thumb nail? I admire who ever had the imagination to dream that.
It took me some time to find these great apps, so I figured a mention might help others:
- Shift It enables easy moving and resizing of windows using the keyboard (expands the concept of Aero Snap)
- Afloat will let you keep windows on top, adjust window transparency and much more.
In case you’re wondering, they’re both free and open source.
Update 2014-02-03: The link to ShifIt has been updated and now points to the new repository on Github.