I scour Techmeme several times daily and titles like this “30 Seconds to boot up? That’s 29 too many” make me scratch my head. I love innovation just as much as the next person, but can we be realistic about things sometimes? I’m not on the cutting edge mostly because it’s expensive to be “cutting edge.” If you are like me, you will put up with 2 – 5 minute boot up times because you have no choice really (except spend more money on a faster system which you don’t particularly care to because you’re semi-broke). So, I guess my rant isn’t so much about this need for speed among tech writers as it is with the obvious trade-offs that come with the latest & greatest technology. People can’t afford this shit. Seriously. In my weird way, I’ll relate this to the age-old debate: PC vs. Mac. I shop at Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy etc and they know their market. I fall within the 20 – 30 demographic and I’m a fairly normal adult. So, I can safely say that if I’m even slightly representative of this demographic, then I rest my case in saying that unlike breathless enthusiasts, people don’t like expensive. Unless their employer is paying for it. 🙂
As you may or may not know, I’ve learned how to tunnel my wifi sessions through an SSH tunnel, thanks largely to Dreamhost. Well, I logged into my shell account via Putty and I found this little nugget. It’s basically ascii art and it spells the name of my server. lol. Enjoy and with that, I launch my tech blog! I’m pretty satisfied with my current Hosting set up and I am looking forward to getting some serious traffic. Today was a none-working day (Happy Halloween!) and I didn’t do much tech-surfing i.e. my term for surfing technology related sites like Techmeme, et cetera, but that’ll be all for now!