Paul Graham recommends doing things that don’t scale

As usual, Paul Graham writes an interesting piece about startups. He recommends doing things that don't scale. Thinking like a big company is a sure way to fail. It's a reassuring piece for the startup creator that I am, because at Taodyne, we are indeed in this phase where you do everything yourself and you'd … Continue reading Paul Graham recommends doing things that don’t scale

Apple backups and RAID are not reliable

You'd think that if you use RAID1 and multiple redundant, distributed backups with hourly backups, daily backups, etc, you'd be safe? Think again. If your backup software lies to you, you may not realize it until it's way too late. If you RAID software does not deem it worthy to mention that a disk failed, … Continue reading Apple backups and RAID are not reliable

The promise of glasses-free 3D – Dolby’s vision

The promise of glasses-free 3D - Dolby's vision The article is a little low on details. Based on the fact that the article mentions Philips displays, my guess is that this is based on the 2D+Z technology. In other words, the picture is split between a color map and a depth map. The benefits of … Continue reading The promise of glasses-free 3D – Dolby’s vision

Everything is broken and no one cares

Everything is broken and no one cares This post from Dear Apple is just so true, and so clearly on topic for Grenouille Bouillie! Have we reached the point in complexity where we can't make good quality products anymore? Or is that some kind of strategic choice? The original post is mostly about Apple products, … Continue reading Everything is broken and no one cares

When Google oversteps its authority

Recently, a user of Tao Presentations informed us that Google Chrome displayed a dire warning after he downloaded our software: "Tao Presentations may be malicious software". Uh oh, for the average Joe, that's a big no-no. Google locks out "unapproved" programs It's not just us. Recently, I tried to download some of the amazing demos created … Continue reading When Google oversteps its authority

Adding chapter numbering in Apple Pages

At Taodyne, we mostly use Apple Pages to create our documents. For large documents, I'd like to be able to create numbered chapters, something like "Chapter 1", "Chapter 2", and so on. Apple Pages does not seem to have that feature. Let's not get used to it,  and let's fix it. Apple Pages can read numbered … Continue reading Adding chapter numbering in Apple Pages