Saturday, June 16


Daily News Stuff 16 June 2018

Winter edition.  I'm sure people who live in stupid places will insist Sydney doesn't have a winter, but pfft to them.
  • Huawei's P20 and P20 Pro seem to be good modern smartphones.  They use Huawei's own Kirin 970, which is not quite the latest hardware compared to Qualcomm and Apple, but couple it with 4GB or 6GB of LPDDR4X.  Two unfortunate design features - the dreaded notch and the lamented absent headphone socket - but you can turn off the notch if you like.

    LPDDR4X is very interesting, a lower-power and faster version of LPDDR4 with speeds up to 4266MHz.  I'd love to see it attached to AMD's next-gen Ryzen APU, which will have its performance constrained by bandwidth more than by core and shader count.

  • The New York senate is full of idiots.

  • GitLab now includes an IDE.  No, I don't know why either.

  • Apple has forgotten it's a computer company and people are starting to notice.

  • Crystal 0.25 is out.


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1 I think you meant to use this link for the NY senate.
That reminds me of something I think I saw on Twitchy yesterday, where some loon of an SJW was tweeting "reported for [mentioning me] without prior consent," as if that was some kind of TOS violation or crime.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, June 16 2018 01:50 PM (ITnFO)

2 "Apple has forgotten it's a computer company and people are starting to notice."
Also, I would make the (rather obvious) suggestion that they are not, in fact, a computer company any longer, but a cell phone and tablet company.  Their own "what's a computer" ad would even seem to agree.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, June 16 2018 01:52 PM (ITnFO)

3 Link fixed, thanks!

Apple is rapidly becoming a fashion accessory company.  With a bit of technology mixed in.  Everything is about the brand.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, June 16 2018 02:39 PM (PiXy!)

4 I imagine GitLab developers walking around the office wearing "Got Cruft?" t-shirts. Honestly, I'd never even tried to strace every process on a server at once until we needed to figure out why GitLab's background jobs were piling up...

As for Apple, if someone figures out how to get a Lenovo P52 to boot MacOS, they may never sell another MacBook Pro...


Posted by: J Greely at Saturday, June 16 2018 02:57 PM (tgyIO)

5 I love GitLab, but it is not the most resource-efficient application in the world.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, June 16 2018 03:38 PM (PiXy!)

6 I put all my personal repos into Kallithea a while back, since they're mostly Mercurial, but it has some issues that have me playing with Gitea at the moment, even though it means using hg-git to convert on the fly. Both of them run quite cleanly under Docker on my Synology NAS. I'd run them on the Mac Mini I use as a server, but the Docker folks still have serious performance issues with shared volumes on Macs.

I was going to take a look at Deveo, but that's now Perforce's (incomplete) replacement for their integrated version of GitLab.


Posted by: J Greely at Sunday, June 17 2018 07:44 AM (tgyIO)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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