Category Archives: OS

Thanks Sony! I needed a new battery anyway!

Yesterday, Apple announced they were recalling 1.8 million batteries for iBooks and PowerBooks. Turns out, there have been some problems with Apple laptops catching fire just like the Dell laptops.

This will be our third battery each due to safety recalls. But, I’m not complaining. I was in the market for a newer battery anyway as I’ve lost 25% of the capacity due to charge cycles. Sony gets to pick up the tab, and that makes me giddy like a school girl. 🙂

Apple Fanboy Delight: WWDC 2006

So, today is the first day of Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference. Why is this a big deal to the Apple Fanboys? It’s the day they announce new products! Woohoo! On the rumored agenda today will be Intel powered replacements for the PowerMac G5 workstations along with developer previews of OS X 10.5, aka Leopard. People also think there’ll be revised server products with Intel processors. Then, way out in the cheap seats, you have the possibility that Apple will announce a revised iPod Nano, or an iPod with a touch screen, or the ultimate dork toy: the iPhone.

If you are interested, MacRumors runs a self updating site with news from the Keynote. It starts at 1pm Eastern.

Flock: Mighty fast

I’m giving Flock a try. It’s really fast compared on my Powerbook G4. I mean, super fast compared to a G4 optimised version of Firefox. They’re the same core version of Firefox too. I’m going to give it a try and see how I like it. I’m writing this in the built in blog editor. It doesn’t really offer tags ((After I hit submit, it gave a spiffy tags interface. But, it just created a bunch of Technorati links. I had to go back and add my local tags through the WordPress interface.)), which means I’ll get to go back and add tags after the fact. It’s a WYSIWYG editor that seems okay (Wow, except it totally is screwing up that <abbr> tag back there… Invalid XHTML here we come!).

I don’t think I’ll get much use from the Flickr integration if for no other reason than I think that the Lightbox plugin is too damn cool to give up.