Archive for July, 2005

Apple’s Intel Strategy

Apple announced it’s moving from the PowerPC processor over to the Intel platform. Most feel this is a good decision, some have reservations. Regardless Apple left quite a few unanswered questions that really impact how successful this transition will be, and what the ultimate benefit (if any) there is to the end user. I’d like […]

Konfabulator is set free

Konfabulator is now free. Windows people rejoice. I assume this is an attempt to beat Google at the API game. Anyway, this is a big win for Windows people. Konfabulator isn’t quite as cool as Apple’s Dashboard, but still pretty cool. Windows people now get a little taste of how good Mac stuff is, at […]

Help Wanted: reporter cleanup and bug filing

I could use a few volunteers to do the following: Help me clean up reporter Everything needs a cleaning now and then. Check for reports in reporter that just don’t belong. “Microsoft Sucks” isn’t a valid report. Some are merely tests. Find them and send me the reportID’s (you can leave a comment if you […]

Quiet Times

I’ve been somewhat quiet lately. I haven’t been coding much thanks to my computers all needing parts (hard drive, RAM). I’ve also just been taking some time off (away from the keyboard). Today I even took out Sim City 2000 and installed it on my Mac mini. First time I touched that in several years. […]

Backorder Fun

It’s like waiting for paint to dry. CDW still says on it’s website that my new HD usually ships in 3-6 days. OK, great, but I ordered on 7/5/2005. Oh yea, Seagate keeps changing the date of the delivery for the next batch. They initially told me it was supposed to be July 11 (aprox), […]

Bargain Shopping

It feels really good when you get a good price on something. I found out this afternoon that Circuit City had a 300GB Seagate drive for $99 after rebates. Yea rebates are a pain, but for that much of a discount, it’s so worth it. At $99 that’s $0.33 per GB. So I ordered the […]

The ultimate backup solution

Ok, thanks to my whole laptop situation, I’ve decided I need a real backup solution. So here’s what I’m contemplating: Acronis True Image 8.0 ($39.99) – I’m leaning towards this rather than the infamous Norton Ghost because it supports USB 2.0 PCMCIA cards, something Norton doesn’t. And backing up via USB 1.0 is something nobody […]

Camino Nightlies Rock

My mac mini right now is my primary system as my laptop is down with a bad hard drive (and still on backorder). Typically my PC handles my mail and basic web browsing. So I was still using Camino 0.8.4 until just tonight when I leaped into nightlies. I’m posting just to give a giant […]

Memory Frustration

Ok, so first my Hard Drive goes (my good one). So I order another. Thankfully CDW doesn’t process the order, so when I get back from vacation I need to place the order again (note that sarcasm). So I move my mail and such over to my mac mini, which has so far been my […]

Firefox in the top 10

CNet’s download.com posted their Top 10 downloads of the last 10 years. What’s really impressive is that most programs on that list have been around well over a year. Some are around for several years. Firefox really hit 1.0 in November. Making it one (if not the) newest on the list. Quite an impressive showing.