Posts with tag: apple
- Detecting excessive SSD wear on Apple Silicon M1 machines • 22 Feb 2021
Some more professional users of the new M1 Macbooks are experiencing extremely high drive writes over relatively short time. The most severe cases have “consumed” about 10-13% of the maximum warrantable TBW (Total Bytes Written) value of the SSDs (given...
- Running a CPU benchmark on Apple Silicon M1 (bash) • 13 Jan 2021
When I started working with my Mac Mini M1, I felt it was faster, but I couldn’t really compare with a proper benchmark. I work a lot with video so I created an Apple (M1 and older) benchmark that is...
- Using Homebrew on Apple Silicon M1 natively (bash) • 19 Dec 2020
After reading all the raving reviews online about the new Apple M1-based Mac computers, and after losing too much time with my overheating MacBook Pro 2013 that’s on its last legs, I caved and bought a Mac Mini M1.
- Speed test of Samsung external SSDs: T1, T3 and T5 • 07 Nov 2017
I just bought my 4th external USB3 SSD for my MacBookPro. I obviously don’t use all of them together, I just was just constructing my latest external Sockle storage bay. This time it’s a 1TB SSD and it’s a generation...
- My quest for “Let’s get lost” – Chet Baker by Bruce Weber • 14 Jul 2009
Let’s Get Lost (1988) is a American documentary film about the turbulent life and career of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker written and directed by Bruce Weber.
- Convergence of the iPod • 24 May 2006
Using an iPod to see how fast one is running:
- Hybrid CD: making it run on Mac and PC • 04 Mar 2005
“Just write it on a CD” can mean a lot of things. There’s the plain audio CD (also ‘IEC 908’ or ‘Red Book‘ standard – 74 minutes of audio), the CD-ROM (or ‘Yellow Book‘ – 700MB of data), the CD-R...
- Busy Being Born: the Mac User Interface • 25 Jan 2005
This story illustrates the birth process of the Apple Mac user interface from 1978 to 1982, as told by Andy Hertzfeld. Lots of Polaroids to document the progress. The whole Folklore site is full of early Apple inside stories, for...