During Black Friday sales, I bought a 8 Gen i7 Intel NUC. It got i7-8559U CPU, which is not bad. I got it around AUD$500. It checked 8th gen vs 10th gen is not much different. At the best, that is only 10% more powerful, that is more in gaming. As a development box, that is good enough. Then I bought my 500 m.2 hardk and 32 GB RAM for $277, they are on blakc friday specials too. I found the system is very good. It is quiet and very powerful. I found it even is faster than my work laptop, 8th Gen i7 XPS with 16GB RAM. Maybe, the RAM played the major roles, because I mainly anulgr apps.
Yes, I know the most ideal box, should be a full-size ATX with a desktop i7, but it will cost around $1000. Now, I can build under $800!
The release date of iPhone 12 is delayed a number of times. This week, Apple announced the new iPhone finally. I am looking for a replacement of her iPhone 6. However, after I looked into the specification, iPhone 12 got 5G and a better CPU A14. Moreover, after iPhone 12 is released, iPhone 11 price has dropped around $200, starting from $999. That is a better option for her. She does not required 5G and a high performance CPU. She only needs a phone can take a good photo. I think the best option for her is iPhone11 128GB, that is only $1079
A few weeks ago, I had a "walk" in IKEA. Someone mention IKEA is a kind of theme park, you must get somethings from there. As a programmer, I found there are somethings for programmers. A few years ago, they started to sell USB cables. I found that is a good thing for me. 0.4 M USB type-C or Micro-USB is only for $1.5. That is very similar if I buy them in Hong Kong as the currency rate to HKD is very low. I love them I bought two of them. As other people, if you enter IKEA, you bought something
I have not released any iOS app for a few years. Recently, I am preparing a small app, but I found their UI guidelines are changed. All of my old app icons are not working anymore. I got an error message regarding the App icon background not transparent.But actually, my icon has a transparent background. Finally, I found that is because my icon are having some background shadow. It caused the problems. I need to use a very very simple icon, not 3D effect at all. Then I can pass the requirements!
Inkspace is an opensource alternative of Illustrator. I have used this application for years. However, I got the problems in their MacOS version. Because it needs to use XQuartz server, sometimes, the app cannot start because of XQuartz.
Recently, Inkspace got a new version 1.0. That is a native application. It does not require XQuartz anymore. Thus, I have not experienced that problem anymore. Moreover, that is very much faster too. I like it too.