It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming… and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat
Rediscovering the iPad (Matt Gemmell)
I get great inspiration from these kinds of articles, and find myself using my iPad Pro more and more.
At the top of portrait format or the side of landscape was a series of lines extending about 40mm into the picture. His first thought was that the camera was at fault. Then, maybe, the SD card reader. Neither was the case so he made an appointment at the Genius Bar to see if Apple’s experts could pinpoint the problem.
I’m also seeing this on large jpegs from my Olympus OM-D EM10 imported via Lightening SD adaptor into Photos on iOS on my iPad Pro 9.7″. This indicates it is not exclusive to non-Pro iPads.
Once the images are in Photos for iOS (unaffected by corrupting lines at this stage), exporting them to shared photo streams on iCloud introduces the horizontal lines.
After the original images have synced to iCloud, if I share the photos from Photos for OS X on my MacBook Pro then the lines are not introduced, so it seems to be a rendering problem on the iPad Pro 7.9″ and others, perhaps in Photos for iOS itself.
EDIT: Interestingly it doesn’t seem to be the actual rendering/exporting process in Photos for iOS, as emailing a copy of a photo to myself in various sizes does not introduce the horizontal lines either.
I’m thankful that at least one other person has experienced and reported this; when time allows I think another trip to the Apple Store is required (this is my second iPad Pro already).
That’s when the second problem was solved. Because the truth of the matter is not only do I not need a Mac, but I am actively less productive, and fall into bigger wastes of time, every time I touch my Mac. (My need for a Mac is lessened in part because I have a macminicolo.net server to use.)
Ben gets this spot on; whilst I don’t regret my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13″) purchase, the combination of my iPad Pro 9.7″ and my Mac Mini hosted at macminicolo.net means I can choose not to use it and instead be just as productive on the iPad Pro.
File management (Hazel, Dropbox, Arq backups) is satisfied by the Mac Mini, media consumption and creation (photo editing, Plex etc) is satisfied by the iPad, and the Mac is really left as a client for longer emails, DevonThink databases for my “paperless office” and some WordPress site management.
Incredible that this was aired FIFTEEN years ago today and the show still remains incredibly relevant today. This clip (or indeed, the whole episode) has to be one the best 5-minute segments of television ever produced.
“There are people way worse off than you,” she said. “If you don’t want to run again, I respect that. But if you don’t run because you think it’s gonna be too hard or you think you’re gonna lose — well, Jed, I don’t even want to know you.”