Monthly Archives: January 2006
Independent Online Edition > Lasseter axes Toy Story 3 Praise the gods of Kobol that Lasseter axed Toy Story 3. Toy Story 2 was a great sequel, but a third movie would have done nothing to further the characters or the plot. The only thing it would have been good for is as another monster … Continue reading
I updated our WebStar web server to 10.4.4 from 10.3.8. Hopefully, this solves the memory leak problems that would require a reboot every 4 to 5 days. I also recently applied a WebStar 5.4.0 to 5.4.1 patch.
Gil Amelio: Information From Answers.com To replace Copland and fulfill the need for a next-generation operating system for the Macintosh, Amelio started negotiations to buy Be, Incorporated, makers of BeOS, but negotiations stalled when Be CEO Jean-Louis Gassée wanted $400 million, Apple offered $125m maximum. In November 1996, Amelio started discussions with Steve Jobs’ NeXT, … Continue reading
Bloomberg.com: U.S. Back in 1984, when I was accepted to Princeton, the total costs were around $17,000, which is one of the big reasons I didn’t go. Now, it’s up to $42,200 a year there. I wonder when the Ivies will break the $50k barrier. What’s nice is that the Ivies do have large endowments … Continue reading
I increased the amount of RAM on a 1.8 Ghz Powermac (the 1st generation one with a 900 MHz frontside bus and 8 Gb of maximum RAM) from 3 Gb to 5 Gb, and strangely enough, although About This Mac shows 5 Gb, in the Activity Monitor under System Memory, it only shows 1 Gb … Continue reading
Sometimes an iPod freezes and locks up. Here’s how to make it functional again: With a 4G iPod, you have to have it plugged in via the power supply or the firewire cable, switch the hold button on and then off, then press the menu and middle button until the Apple icon appears for a … Continue reading
I received my new wheels today with DT 240S hubs, Velocity Aerohead rims and DT Swiss spokes and the weight of the front wheel was 625 while the rear wheel was 865 for a total weight of 1490 grams (they were advertised at 1430, but my there’s a lot of variability in rim weights and … Continue reading
I recently purchased Apple at $72 a share. It’s been on a little bit of a roller coaster ride recently with a recent high of 86.40. Right now, the stock is trading at $77. The recent uptick was probably due to the excitement over MacWorld and the announcement and shipment of the new Intel Macs. … Continue reading
Mossberg iMac Intel review From Mossberg’s review and other things I’ve read, it appears the transition from PowerPC to Intel chips will be relatively smooth. I wonder when they’ll come out with Dual Duo-Core Macs for the professional market.
A Million Little Lies – January 8, 2006 I love the Smoking Gun website. They present things straight from the source and you make your conclusions from there.