From this thread about Chrome's UI decisions:
For MacOS X, we've been following a trajectory that will lead us to a different View implementation
despite these concerns because of a few things, including the general consensus on that platform
surrounding Cocoa as the UI toolkit, the high quality of available Mac software, past experiences of
failures with cross-platform user interface toolkits on OS X, the exceptional capabilities of Cocoa
(ask Cole for a demo), and the growing market share of the Mac platform in general.
--- [Ben Goodger, Google]
All else being equal I think a Mac application made using Cocoa will wipe the floor with an application that uses a cross-platform toolkit.
Posting here has become very intermittent. I think Twitter is the main culprit. My blog used to act as my virtual bile duct but twitter has such a sense of immediacy that it works much better for that. Consequently I have a lot less energy for blogging.
I'm also pretty busy: have an important release of reeplay.it to get out the door, learning piano, learning music theory, learning production, learning logic, learning a host of virtual instruments and effects, getting ready for my next karate grading (3rd Kyu in about a month). I can only dimly remember time in the past when I was bored.
And lastly I don't have much to say. I am very much in learning mode right now. While I am not entirely read-only I am spending more chatting with other people into music.
In answer to my previous post I have bought a keyboard. I ended up deciding to buy something nice that would last me a while and choose the Kurzweil SP2X stage piano. I took a roadtrip to Andertons Music in Guildford and they got one out for me to try. I liked the action and the sound (it also seemed to handle MIDI velocity well) and after noodling with a bunch of other more and less expensive boards I went for it.
Rather sadly mine developed a fault within the first week (maybe a dry joint) that affected the sound output and had to be replaced. But here I had some very good fortune and the replacement turned out to be it's newer, bigger, brother the Kurzweil SP3X.
It's one of the more expensive things I've ever bought but I love it. Now I hope that one day I will be a player worthy of his keyboard!