Sunday, March 7, 2010

Fast & Slow

Pondering the meaning of life while bombing down Poorman the other day on my mountain bike, I realized the two things that have had the most impact on my two my favorite activities (coding and mtn. biking) serve two radically different purposes.

Disk Brakes. I got my first set (Hope manufactured) just last year. I'm a late adopter on the bike equipment front. The slowing/stopping power of these has totally changed how I ride.

Solid State Drives. I've been using these since they came to market. I'm an early adopter on the computer junk. The I/O speed of these things has totally changed how fast I can build & run tests.

It's the little things.

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