Archive for June 16th, 2012
The smart case is not worth the extra money for my uses. It stands up poorly compared to the cover, and you can’t just pop it off when you want to; I also find it hard to close correctly (the right edge catches, so the whole thing is folded a little bit). Both the cover and the case seem to concentrate all of the grease into little bars from one end of the screen to the other, but that’s advantage nobody. That said, I’m not going to throw it away, but if you’re happy with your cover, keep it.
Also, I learned a trick from Arden: use the microfiber liner as a wipe to clean the screen.
While a Mac Mini is technically capable of running some really old video games, I haven’t been able to ignore how non-constant the frame rate is. Even with complexity settings cranked all the way down, the framerate for TF2 jumps from 60 f/s to 0 f/s for a few seconds. So, for that reason alone, I’ve kept the PC powered on.
When I mentioned this to John, he pointed out that the video card he gave me is really, really good, so comparing the PC and the Mac is really not fair. Point taken.
What I will compare is the iPod touch to my Droid 3; I noticed, after a while, that my Droid 3′s screen was looking grainy and washed out. I didn’t know the iPod touch has a high-pixel-density display; it wasn’t until someone pointed that out that the light went on. Non-Retina (I hate that term) displays are doomed.