Archive for April, 2005

Quicksilver gets bigger claws

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

I have yet another reason to be excited about the arrival of Tiger (fingers crossed it gets here tomorrow). As well as all the goodies in the new version of OS X, a new beta of the indispensable Quicksilver should be available shortly after Tiger (officially) hits the shelves. The developer of Quicksilver (who goes [...]

Something stripy this way comes

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

Woot! I’ve had my dispatch notification from Apple. Tiger is on it’s way! With a major OS release like this, I have a tried and tested strategy for upgrading: I maintain two partitions on my “main” hard-drive (I have another physical hard-drive that I use for all my work files). One partition (called “Boot”) holds [...]

Good golly, Ms Polly

Monday, April 18th, 2005

On 8 April, Polly Toynbee wrote an article in The Guardian condemning the unconditional genuflecting and mourning that followed the death of Pope John Paul II. She highlighted many of the atrocities that result from the actions and teaching of the Catholic Church, but which were conveniently set aside while the grieving, the unctuous and [...]

Au Revoir Rendezvous

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

MacMinute reports that Apple have renamed their Rendezvous network technology to Bonjour, after a trademark dispute with TIBCO Software. I’m sure someone at Apple thought that maintaining the French language connection was a good idea, but Bonjour really is a crap name.

Software update frenzy

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

Blimey! I ran Software Update from my admin account this morning and found 5 updates waiting for my attention: iDVD 5.0.1 Update (2.6MB) iMovie HD 5.0.2 Update (2.7MB) iPhoto 5.0.2 Update (5.5MB) iSight Update 1.0.3 (980 KB) Mac OS X 10.3.9 Update (51.3MB) All these have installed without any problems. I did have to run [...]

No shit, Sherlock

Thursday, April 14th, 2005

Warning printed on a packet of Sainsbury’s almonds: Alergy advice Contains nuts Who’d have thought it?

The wonderful thing about Tiger

Wednesday, April 13th, 2005

Apple have announced the release of OS X 10.4, known as Tiger. This is a much anticipated update to the already excellent OS X, and has some really exciting new features like Spotlight, Core Image, and much improved .Mac synching. So exciting are these new features, I’ve already pre-ordered my copy, and will soon start [...]

Never poke fun at a pontiff*

Saturday, April 9th, 2005

* Sung to the tune of Monty Python’s “Never be rude to an Arab”. MediaWatchWatch today reports on an attempt to silence a village web site for their somewhat irreverent reporting of Pope John Paul II’s recent demise, and for publishing a page of (dun dun durr) Pope Jokes (the very idea). The webmaster [sic] [...]

Funny bunny

Saturday, April 9th, 2005

Russ just sent me a link to an excellent bit of Flash animation. The compression on the audio makes it hard to catch the words, but the animation is just brilliant.

Apparently, pain is just fear leaving the body

Friday, April 8th, 2005

Boyohazard has posted a comment about his return to Aikido after a 6 year absence, and the aches he is suffering as a result. I can sympathise completely with Marc. I was unable to train for nearly 3 years; I finally returned to the mat last summer, after 2 years of physiotherapy (which I’m still [...]