Last week I wrote Why I use WordPress.com not WordPress.org.
There are a few reasons, but it comes down to making life simpler. One aspect I forgot to mention was the free WordPress.com service gives me 3GB of storage. In effect that means an unlimited number of posts and an unlimited number of images.
When I used a paid hosting service and WordPress.Org I twice had to upgrade my account with extra storage to cope with the number of posts – there are nearly 1000 – and images. And when the space began to run out, the site would slow down.
Lifehacker Australia gets a sneak preview of the Chromebook Pixel
Lifehacker Australia takes a quick look at Google’s Chromebook Pixel. From the review I see it described as expensive and pointless. It may be useful for people who work for Google or resell Google products for everyone else it is just a fancy adornment.
This reminds of the prominent New Zealand technology executive who years ago told me Compaq was an expensive brand that only existed to make people look good – a fancy adornment. In other word’s high-tech jewellery. That description suits the Chromebook well.
Chromebook Pixel Hands-On: Pretty, Pretty Pricey, Pretty Pointless | Lifehacker Australia.
Good value viewing at Sky Tower
The Economist compares the price of visiting public viewing platforms with the height of some of the world’s highest buildings. It concludes London’s The Shard is the least value for money charging £29.95 (NZ$57) for an adult to see the view from 244m. That’s almost US$0.19 per metre.
How does Auckland’s SkyTower compare?
Rather good value it turns out.
At 328m the building is considerably higher than The Shard and it costs just NZ$28 to peer out over the Hauraki Gulf. That works out at around 7 US cents per metre. A price putting it in the middle of the range of buildings surveyed for the Economist story.
Daily chart: The price is height | The Economist.