After – and I state it again – after the launch of High Sierra, the “new”, i.e. mostly incompatible, Apple operating system, Adobe warns its customers that
has discovered the compatibility issues listed below when running Illustrator CC 2017.1 and earlier on macOS 10.13 (High Sierra). Unexpected behavior may result due to compatibility issues with graphics processing units (GPU) or Apple File System (APFS).
Continue reading “Apple’s High Sierra, Adobe and Your Hidden Stakeholder – long”
A “new” i.e. “incompatible” feature on your brand new Macs: no more physical ESC key on the keyboard, to prevent your perfectly running software to do so. Adieu! VI!
A “new” i.e. “incompatible” power socket for your MacBook Pro, to force you to discharge your old charger.
A “new” i.e. “incompatible” file system on your Macs (APFS), to make your system interacting haphazardly with your files.
A “new” i.e. “incompatible” operating system (High Sierra) to not work properly with your currently running software (from Office, to Indesign and Illustrator.)
A “new” – guess what? yes, “incompatible” – HTML 5 API to allow DRMs enforced at user-agent level
There are now enough calves in the valley, and the time is right to move them to another barn, where they can stay calm and dumb, with nobody but the rancheros from Cupertino telling them what, how and when to do.
They finally got it.
“Popular Robots are Dangerously Easy to Hack, Cybersecurity Firm Says” is an article by Jeremy Kahn published on Bloomberg Technology’s website that accounts for some vulnerabilities found in robot deployed in the industrial and home sectors. Continue reading “Bloomberg’s Article Delivers Misleading Information on Robot Insecurity”
Today you can buy a lot of software on a subscription, cloud basis scheme.
Of course, from the software-house point of view there are no issues. But from the users’ perspective the fact that cloud, subscription-based business models are widely enforced by the market, and that its supporters claim this to be an advantage for the users doesn’t turn a bad management choice into a good one. Continue reading “The Danger of Remotely Managed (i.e. cloud-based) Software”
Do you see this glass of water in front of us? To a pessimist is half empty… to an optimist is half full… to an engineer is just much too big.
This is a quote form an interview that Buzz Aldrin gave to the Italian national broadcasting service on July, 21 2007.
No need for further explanation…