January 12th, 2005

Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer

MacWorld Thoughts

The one announcement made yesterday that I didn't notice at all was that Bare Bones has released Text Wrangler 2.0 for free. Very nice.

I think the announcement yesterday that I'm most interested in is iPhoto 5.0. Hierarchical folders, new book options, movie support, etc. I don't really do much with the rest of the iLife apps so I'm not as interested in those. I'll probably pick up the family pack later this month.

I think the new Mac mini is a great idea, what the Cube should have been. My main complaints are the hard drive size (I'm guessing they're using laptop drives which explains the 40/80 sizes) and the lack of a SuperDrive (but you can add one if you order online from the Apple Store). I also see the irony in complaining about how stripped-down the machine is when it is by definition a stripped down machine in order to keep the price low. I was somewhat amused yesterday afternoon when a coworker dropped by to ask some questions about getting a new computer to replace his old iMac (running OS 9.x). Apparently Apple is recommending that people not upgrade the memory themselves but it won't violate the warranty. Hopefully it isn't as much of a pain to upgrade as the old G4 iMac.

I think the iPod Shuffle is an interesting product. I feel no need to buy one but it seems like something I can see other people wanting.

iWork would be much more interesting if it had all the functions of AppleWorks (spreadsheet, database, drawing) instead of just presentation (no need) and word processing.

I was hoping for some sort of announcement of a partnership with TiVo that would help explain the TiVoToGo mess (no Mac support now, there's no real sign there ever will be).

Mario Sheet Music
Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer

Moving Progress

9 bins of stuff moved to storage.
2 bags of stuff delivered to Goodwill (and no waiting in line).
1 bicycle offered to me for sale while at the storage place. Slightly creepy.

I just looked at the forecast on the strib site and thought it said, "Wednesday night... Ghastly." Sadly it actually said "Gusty" but I think either would have been correct. Highs below zero through Monday. Bah. I also appear to have misread the part that talked about "mind numbing cold".

Thu. 0/2
Fri. -14/-7
Sat. -16/-9
Sun. -20/-1
Mon. -10/-5

Halloween 2008- Captain Hammer

Something Other Than Complaining About The Weather

Only off by about eight years or so...

You Are 23 Years Old


Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.