Case Khor

Inspecting Yosemite's Icons

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I want to focus on my favorite visual update in Yosemite — the dock icons. Before Yosemite, Apple maintained a system for icon design through a checklist of mostly unstated and understood guidelines paired with a few specific recommendations in the Human Interface Guidelines (HIG). With Yosemite, that system becomes more consistent, and regular, yet the HIG remains silent on the specifics.

Great in-depth analysis of icons in Yosemite. I don’t use the dock at all, but most people seem to. Saving this one for when I'm ready to ship my first OS X app.

Samsung to stop making plasma TVs

Samsung says it will stop making plasma TVs on November 30th. While disappointing, this isn’t unexpected news. (Panasonic did the same earlier this year).

The marketing, hyperbole and higher margins behind LCD’s popularity nailing the final nail in the coffin. Sad news for plasma fans. My first flatscreen was a Panasonic plasma and it’s still serving me well, and I had my eyes set on a Samsung make when an upgrade was deemed worthwhile/necessary.

Just pre-ordered the Lumo Lift

Having been trying to correct my posture since forever without much luck, I decided to go ahead and fork out cash for one of the last Lumo Lifts available for pre-order. Although I’m not entirely convinced about the device, I figured it was worth a shot. Not big on the idea of something tugging down on my t-shirt but I guess I’ll have to wait and see how light the device is.

I’ve been pretty happy with simply using Pedometer++ with my iPhone 5S to encourage me to walk more, so I imagine I’ll be using the Lumo Lift solely to get me to stand/sit straight. One thing that’s bugging me is the supplied charger: really hoping for a USB plug as opposed to yet another wall mounted plug I have to carry around.

Update: Lift comes with a docking station that plugs into a USB port.