@jcburns October 1, 2018 at 1:17 pm
It’s interesting to travel with someone who has an overlapping, yet distinct view of the world—I learn so much. Here’s my someone.
@jcburns September 17, 2018 at 11:29 am
Inductive charging has always seemed troubling to me. You’re creating heat. It’s a super-inefficient connection between charger and device. You can’t defy the laws of physics. (I may retract this in 10 years.)
@jcburns August 29, 2018 at 12:03 am
Boy, are standard def images tiny: 640×480 pixels of old logoage.
Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
Tactile knobs. Bright colors. A real-world user interface defined by endless rows of labeled keys.
And, to be fair, cumbersome, heavy boxes packed with super-expensive electronics that failed in the heat and had to be coerced into meeting strict FCC interpretations of what NTSC signals should be.
All to create roughly thirty 640 x 480 pixel images per second. Except they weren’t pixels, they were sequential scan lines of varying voltages transmitted through cables that introduced loss, hum, moire, and, in general, degraded the image. Recorded on videotape that required more than a minute to set up and tweak (if you were an expert).