Settling in with the penguin
My RedHat 9 workstation is doing great. It now has a 17" widescreen LCD panel attached to it. Plays DVDs using Ogle (which even does the DVD title menus), MPEG served by xine. CD burning with X-CD-Roast.
Despite my reservations about the harmfulness of Wine, it is useful. Photoshop 7 runs just fine (thanks, Sean!). So does Trillian Pro. But if I'm really going native, shouldn't I be using the Gimp and GAIM instead?
I created my first "Hello World" app using Glade and GNU C last night. Boy, it feels good to explore new territory.
As for portable computing, check out my new ride. Yes, really. Peer pressure is a terrible thing. I had way too much money. Now Apple does. I think at this point in my technological life, anything but Windows will do.
By the way-- considering Apple's fondness for that brushed metal/chrome look, you'd better grab one of these color Macs before they revert the platform back to grayscale.
I also now know that it takes a long time for Airborne Express to deliver from Shanghai.
Relevant: What's on Your Dock?
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King trailer now available.
Matrix Revolutions theater trailer now available.
Open Office 1.1. If this thing doesn't satisfy your "Officeware" needs, then maybe you've seen too many MS Office training videos.
Perl 5.8.1 is out.
A Mozilla Firebird 0.7 release candidate is available. Working great on Win32 and Linux.
Relevant: Beautiful icons for Mozilla Firebird and Thunderbird.
MusicMatch 8.1 (or is it 8.10?) is out and now has a music store (99 cents/track too).
I noticed that my ThinkDB Palm applet got acquired by DataViz and has morphed into SmartLists To Go. They were nice enough to give me a free upgrade to the latest release, free of charge.
And another week has gone by and MT-Textile 2 is still in beta. When is that guy going to release already?
Ultra High Def Video. Glad I haven't invested in HDTV yet... try 4 times the resolution. But at a price-- 3.5 terabytes for a measly 18 minutes of video. So where do you buy a 500 terabyte TiVo? I don't think they have the processors yet to compress streams that big.
The source code to Homeworld 1 was released.
Voting is over, so it must be Atom.
David Dvorkin: The Surprising Benefits of Being Unemployed (of note: the sidebar on Smallville under "Power Shower").
I finally got around to putting another 60 GB drive in my TiVo. Now we can record twice the number of cartoons for Savannah. Greeeat. TiVo Hacks was somewhat helpful, but I'd like the book a lot more if it were more relevant for the Series 2.
Wow... that was quite cathartic.