Tuesday, November 23, 2010

airplay theory on daring fireball

I really like Daring Fireball.  But one post today didn't really make sense.  Mr. Gruber posits that the reason iPhone may not be able to push recordings from its video camera to Apple TV might be because "the iPhone doesn’t have the processing power to compress movies" tight enough.  He knocks down the theory on other grounds (because the same video streams just fine after being imported) but I would note that the iPhone seems to compress video on its own anyway - remember how an emailed or uploaded video gets compressed.  Perhaps he meant high quality compression (not the grainy stuff in emails).  Just a small note and of no consequence as the theory was rejected anyway.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What is Pastore's background?

I just read a remarkably well written piece.  The substance wasn't important (open table, market power, and restaurant finances).  But I was struck by how well it was written (to be clear, I'm not claiming I have any skills here - I'm not a qualified judge or practioner).

So, I was wondering what Pastore's background was.  I could look it up but am too lazy.

Monday, November 15, 2010


I'd like to be like Charlie Rangel and walk out of things just because I feel like them.  And I wonder if his lack of money to pay counsel will somehow, magically, be consistent with a comfortable lifestyle in the coming years.

Liar and buffoon.  A truly evil guy.