Throwback Thursday: Quad Day.
Oh man, this comment:
Is it really that hard to code a DPI-aware program? I have a hard time believing the latter. If it is easy and yet they still ignore, then it is even worse than I thought.
I see a version of this comment every time an application isn’t ready for HiDPI/Retina displays. Guess what: it’s a huge pain in the ass to make a non-trivial application Retina-ready. If you are doing any sort of graphics application, like, I don’t know, something that does a lot of plotting, figuring out how to create a graphics engine that accurately displays fine lines on both low-DPI and high-resolutions monitors is a massive pain.
And it’s gotta be worse on Windows, where you don’t have “simply” pixel-doubled displays, like with Retina MacBook Pros. Figuring out reliable anti-aliasing for arbitrary pixel densities is a real bitch.
And that’s ignoring that manufacturer’s timelines don’t exactly line up perfectly with software development timelines. If you’re halfway through a release cycle, and all of a sudden you are expected to support Retina displays, you can’t just suddenly tell both your backend graphics team and your frontend designers to double up their workload to get all assets ready.
Last week was really fun.
After a failed attempt to block the Comcast-NBC Universal merger, Senator Al Franken again finds himself playing a trustbusting role in Washington.
Remember when people thought Franken was going to be a joke of a Senator?
I wish I had analytics on how many people actually click advertorials on sites like The Atlantic.
I also wish I could take a shot every time I read a nonsense line like “Getting Competitive with Cloud”. But I’d be blacked out before 11am if I did that.
Throwback Thursday: dad, with his two cousins, presiding over death.
My dad is on the left. I am very much not adopted.
Today in Adobe Updater stupidity.
Thanks for letting me know the top 10 Facebook games use Flash. Really glad that’s your changelog. Don’t tell me that you’re fixing some egregious security hole; just pour that marketing drivel right down my throat.