April 17, 2014
Throwback Thursday: Quad Day.

Throwback Thursday: Quad Day.

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April 15, 2014
Scaling Windows - The DPI Arms Race

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.

April 14, 2014
Last week was really fun.

Last week was really fun.

April 13, 2014
The Future Housewives of Lincoln Park.

The Future Housewives of Lincoln Park.

April 13, 2014
I don’t even really like Timo; I just go over to his place to tease his cat.

I don’t even really like Timo; I just go over to his place to tease his cat.

April 13, 2014
Sunday Funday.

Sunday Funday.

April 12, 2014
Franken’s Campaign Against Comcast Is No Joke

Remember when people thought Franken was going to be a joke of a Senator?

April 10, 2014
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.

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.

April 10, 2014
Throwback Thursday: dad, with his two cousins, presiding over death.
My dad is on the left. I am very much not adopted.

Throwback Thursday: dad, with his two cousins, presiding over death.

My dad is on the left. I am very much not adopted.

April 9, 2014
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.

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.