Saturday, March 29, 2008

Macbook Pro makes 3 and other Apple tibits

I liked Melissa's Macbook so much I got the Pro for myself. A co-worker and I were debating which one to get. Let's just say we got the standard 15 inch with more video RAM. I was going to pick up a copy of World Of Warcraft, but the Apple store charges $5 more than it can be gotten for at other places.

I've made very little progress with the mini. I did pick up a VGA cable. I finally get the full resolution on the Sharp HDTV. Beautiful. Warcraft looks nice too. :)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Charlie Rose sacrifices face for MacBook Air - Engadget

Charlie Rose sacrifices face for MacBook Air - Engadget: "Wow, in an instant he took a measurable shot to his dignity and redefined the term, 'air head.' Not bad."

This is really funny. :)

Slashdot | Pleasing Google's Tech-Savvy Staff

Slashdot | Pleasing Google's Tech-Savvy Staff: "Unlike many IT departments that try to control the technology their workers use, Mr. Merrill's group lets Google employees download software on their own, choose between several types of computers and operating systems, and use internal software built by the company's engineers"

Awesome, an IT department that lets people work with tools that make them productive!

Phenomena in the days of Philip » Blog Archive » Nonetheless, there’s something I don’t like about the architecture of Evolution Data Server.

Phenomena in the days of Philip » Blog Archive » Nonetheless, there’s something I don’t like about the architecture of Evolution Data Server.: "What I don’t like about it, is that it more or less requires each client of the service to keep a local copy of the calendar or contact data in its own memory. At least all the data that matched the search query. This data is not really small per item. In fact, it’s quite large. It never really surprised me a lot that both the calendar component of Evolution’s shell AND the Evolution Data Server consume quite a lot of memory."

Philip's post touches on some similar thoughts I have about email clients. My beef with Evolution is it can't handle a machine crashing very well. It goes through this validation phase that takes forever. I'd take advantage of a system that handles crashes. Some thing that SQLite provides out of the box. Put the indexes inside the database. Let the database handle crashes.

Now, I just need to find a MIME widget and I can work on Yet Another Email Client.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Apple invasion

Sometime in mid January, I bought a MacBook for Melissa. A couple of weeks ago I bought a Mac Mini to become a MythTV frontend. So far I haven't been that successful with that, but Miro has worked like a charm. So far I like Mac OS X. I'm confused about why uname -a shows a i386 architecture when the mini is 64-bit capable. Once I figure out the Myth issues, I'll blog about what I'm up to.