Friday, June 17, 2005

Hey Ryan - Wil Wheaton's talking about poker again, with some promising-sounding links for ya.

(Via Wil Wheaton.)

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Rhapsody playlist: I really like this song.: "1. Nothing But The Sky - Ivy"

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Rhapsody: Come Inside reminds me of White Lines
1. White Lines (Don't Do It) - Grandmaster & Melle Mel
2. Come Inside - The Chemical Brothers
3. White Lines - Duran Duran

It's all about the bass line. It's always all about the bass line.

And I do enjoy the Duran Duran cover. It's from their cover album, Thank You, which is probably my favorite DD album.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

The mysteries of the universe...

...are not mysteries.

They are writ plain for all to see

if only they would open their eyes

and understand.

Friday, June 10, 2005

IT folks don't blog, eh?

Sure we do. We just don't advertise our employers, or even necessarily blog about IT. Some of us have lives, you know....

Monday, June 06, 2005

MarsEdit 1.0

First post with MarsEdit.

Ranchero Software: MarsEdit 1.0
MarsEdit is a weblog editor for Mac OS X that makes weblog writing like writing email—with spell-checking, drafts, multiple windows, and even AppleScript support.

It works with various weblog systems: Blosxom, Conversant, Manila, Movable Type, Radio UserLand, TypePad, WordPress, and others.

It's from the creator of NetNewsWire, which continues its streak as best RSS reader in the world. (If you're stuck on Windows, I suggest checking out Newsgator and Feedburner.)

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Rhapsody Playlist: For the Kids - VA

Cake doing Mahna Mahna is great. I haven't even heard the rest yet.
1. Mahna Mahna - Cake
2. La La La La Lemon - Barenaked Ladies
3. The Rainbow Connection - Sarah McLachlan
4. I've Got To Be Clean - Guster
5. Wonderwheel - Dan Zanes
6. Have A Little Fun With Me - Glen Phillips
7. The Hoppity Song - John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting
8. It's All Right To Cry - Darius Rucker
9. Sing - Ivy
10. Willie The King - Dan Wilson
11. Snow Day - Bleu
12. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk
13. Goodnight Children Everywhere - Sixpence None The Richer
14. Bend Down The Branches - Tom Waits
Mac on Intel

The big thing to watch for is not whether Apple is going to start using Intel (and/or AMD) CPUs; it is whether Macs will continue to require Apple ROMs or other components that are not going to be available to 3rd parties (either other system builders or hobbyists).

My 2cents? Steve is not going to allow clones. They tried that once before, and one of the first things Jobs did upon returning to Apple was to kill the clones.

They might be able to pull it off - allow 3rd parties to make systems that run OS X, but compete on the basis of killer hardware. But I doubt Apple is constitutionally capable of going there.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Rhapsody: Neko Case "Hex" from The Tigers Have Spoken: Wow, that's good stuff. Why exactly do I not have a ton of Neko's stuff to listen to? I guess I do now thanks to Rhapsody. Despite myself I'm really liking the music-as-subscription concept, especially at current pricing. There's no way that $10/mo on Rhapsody is not a good deal if you buy even 1 CD a month.

If only it worked:
- on my Macs
- on my iPod
- or on my PSP

As it is, I think I need to get a Roku Soundbridge just so I can get Rhapsody in the living room or bedroom.