I have moved the site to a more personal domain. From now on the primary URL for this site is from http://yozy.net

Pondering the new iPhone lineup

Here is a theory. There have been quite a lot of rumours about a new “iPhone 6C” which ought to have the 6’s internals in a brand new 4” plastic body. However, with no parts leaks this late into summer, the existence of this model is not a given. (side note: there are no leaks for the iPhone 6S plus out either)

We know that Apple has already broken the pattern of older devices moving down the price range with the 5C. I think this year the pattern could be broken again.

After the iPhone 5C was introduced, the Internet was swamped with articles describing how much of a flop it was. The reality is that most people who buy iPhones in October buy the latest and beefiest one.

So, what if Apple introduced the new, plastic, iPhone 6C in September but only made it available in shops in December for the holidays? This would give them approximately until October to ramp up the production, which would explain the lack of the leaks.

Not only would they protect themselves. But they would also get an excuse for the lower number of phones sold.

I’ve decided to simplify the website’s source. I went from 20 SCSS files to one. My goal is to serve no cruft. I’ve gone through all superfluous classes (bye bye clearfix). The grid is gone in favour of flex.

I’ve added my GitHub page to social links and changed the icons to SVG.

Next step is moving Gulf to GitHub, getting rid of jQuery and finally; writing.

I wonder if the people who complain about the Monument Valley in app purchase also think that paying $30 for a Starcraft 2 expansion is preposterous. After all, they’ve paid 60 bucks already, no?

Maybe sequels to movies should be free too while we are at it.

More gratuitous hate

This has been in Rennes for some while now. One has to wonder what this particular person’s feud with Google is to express their hate like this.

In any case, it is quite an impressive feat.

People will go to great heights to diss someone they dislike.

Moving to static website

So I have jumped on the bandwagon and decided to generate my website statically1. For you, it basically means that the site will be a lot faster. For me, I can finally write stuff in markdown only and not worry that some web-editor will butcher it.

Also, the search field has disappeared, but I am looking for a different option. Either Google custom search or Bing. I will see.

Ciao

  1. I am using the Middleman with a modified Bones theme

New look

Update to a newer theme is now complete. Fonts should be nicer and faster on Apple hardware or anywhere with Helvetica Neue and Avenir installed. I have removed the web fonts as they were slowing down the site for no reason.

The mobile theme now works with Disqus. I have not figured out why it did not work in the previous one.

Code snippets are handled by highlight.js instead of the Syntax Highlighter. Code snippets also fit into their pre-defined frames and bounce on touch devices.

The “big” news is addition of my Instagram profile to the sidebar. Please go take a look, I promise not to post photos of my face or shoes. Cannot guarantee the amount of food pictures though.

I have several articles in the pipes. I will try to post more often.