jb… a weblog by Jonathan Buys

The Best of What's Around

Marco struck a nerve with his latest post lamenting the declining quality of Apple software. The post was picked up by “analysts” and debated on television by a panel of “experts”. While I understand the frustrations of those affected by more serious bugs than I’ve seen, I can’t help but wonder if they really understand what the alternatives are like.

January 5, 2015 - 2 minute read - apple software quality linux

Things That Dont Belong in Browsers

I still have a soft spot in my heart for Firefox, but it’s not my primary browser. I use Safari for just about everything, except the rare occasion when I need flash, then I use Chrome. Firefox is only used in the even rarer occasion that I need to use a site that Safari doesn’t support properly. Since I use all three browsers, I keep an eye on new features and development, wondering if something new from Firefox will draw me away from Safari.

December 2, 2014 - 2 minute read - software design ux

New Mac Essentials - 2014 Edition

It appears I’ll be getting a new Mac soon, which means it’s time to take inventory of what I need. I’ve written about this a couple of times before, and it’s interesting to look back and see what apps stick, and which have gone by the wayside.

November 24, 2014 - 4 minute read - software unix mac

Fragility of Free - The Brooks Review

When you pay for software/services upfront you know how much it is going to cost right away.

March 15, 2011 - 1 minute read - online culture software