The Horrible Designs of an Apple TV Clone

Posted in Apps, Hardware

This holiday season, my parents were quite nostalgic for the old country (for us, that would be Hong Kong), having just returned from a month-long trip there. They were missing the food, the useless crap …

App Permanence is Vastly Overstated

Posted in Apps, Rant

Mobile apps are far from perfect. In fact, it’s remarkable how popular and ubiquitous they are on mobile devices, despite being difficult to discover, closed off (both from each other but also across mobile platforms), …

Real World Code does not Suck

Posted in Engineering

Reading this article about how crappy code is in “the real world”, you would think that all software is written by developers either too dumb, or too smart – which is just a conceited way …