Saturday Jan 29, 2005

iLose

Typical... I see anyone who bought a Mac after January 11th gets a 75% discount on an upgrade to iLife '05. When did I buy mine? January the bleeding 5th.

Just to rub salt into the wound, it didn't arrive until January 13th, so if I'd walked into PC World and bought another one that day, that one would have qualified...

Update: When I filled in the qualification form I just said I'd bought it on January 13th anyway, and I got a shipment notice yesterday... remains to be seen how much they'll debit my Mastercard though....

Monday Jan 17, 2005

iBlog

My first post on my new 1.5GHz Powerbook G4.  I'm liking it a lot; I was a bit concerned that I'd find the fairly low resolution to be an issue (1280x854 doesn't exactly maximise the potential of its 128Mb graphics card-- even the 3-year old Inspiron 8100 it's replacing managed 1400x1050 with a 32Mb card), but I'm getting used to it pretty quickly.

Am dual-booting OSX with Mandrake 10.1 PPC for now (and even running them simultaneously, thanks to the impressive Mac on Linux), as I was used to Mandrake 10.1 on my Dell anyway.  The only real bummer is the well-documented lack of any Airport Extreme drivers for Linux as yet-- I'm sure the guys will get there eventually though.

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I am an Interaction Designer in the Systems Experience Design team, arriving at Oracle via Sun where I've worked since 2000. I currently work on sysadmin user experience projects for Solaris. Formerly I worked on open source Solaris desktop projects such as GNOME, NWAM and IPS.

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