Experimenting with filesystems

Since macOS Sierra introduced the new Apple filesystem (APFS), designed by no other than Dominic Gianpaolo (of BeOS fame), I thought I'd give it a try. So I created an APFS volume on an external 3G hard disk, copied a few pictures on it, and started playing with it. Overall, I'm not thrilled… APFS runs … Continue reading Experimenting with filesystems

BOTW (Bug of the Week): iCloud synchronization that won’t

On my iPhone, I have a guy, let's call him "Laurent". And I have his email address there. It looks like this:Laurenthome: boo@baz.itThen later I entered a contact on my Mac with full details (phone number, address, etc). I tried to sync by connecting the USB cable. I was naive. On Mavericks and iOS7, you … Continue reading BOTW (Bug of the Week): iCloud synchronization that won’t

The Grizzly vs. the Frog

The Grizzly vs. the Frog Guess who wins when you put a frog in front of a grizzly. As a french national and entrepreneur myself, I am a bit appalled at how little our government understands the basics of economy. The way French Minister Arnaud Montebourg dealt with Mittal or Titan shows this crass ignorance. … Continue reading The Grizzly vs. the Frog

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

Information is …

Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations. Want to read the papers featuring the most famous results of … Continue reading Information is …

Steve Jobs on HP: “tragic”

According to an article on CIO Insight, the recent evolution of HP was described by Steve Jobs as "tragic". How true. Before his death, Jobs also expressed concern over whether his legacy would keep Apple healthy after he left. "Hewlett and Packard built a great company, and they thought they had left it in good … Continue reading Steve Jobs on HP: “tragic”