Random posts about nerdy stuff

December 6, 2005

What a sad day it is…

It's official. Macromedia is now gone, swallowed into the "Walmart of software companies": Adobe. Upon visiting, I was welcomed with a new, albeit ugly new site design full of whites and grays. The layout is generally the same, but the colors, backgrounds and everything else have been stripped of all sexiness.

August 26, 2005

New member to the Family

I just picked up a new Dell Dimension 4700 with 17 inch LCD. It's stark black and sitting right next to my white G4 PowerMac... Ying and Yang. It's a P4 2.8ghz with Hyper Threading. I don't want to mention the ram or video ram as I'll be upgrading those as soon as possible, although for what I'm using it for so far, it purrs along just fine.

August 9, 2005

Dashboard… no longer exciting

I guess it was bound to happen, mainly because the coolness of this feature was entirely dependent on what the Mac community was going to do with the technology. I'm just not excited anymore about Dashboard Widgets.

August 2, 2005

New, Free AOL Browser

AOL just came out with a new version that *gasp* doesn't require their whole ISP package. Is it any better than everything else out there? No, not really. But it isn't nearly as bad as the train wreck of a browser AOL has provided it's customers in the past.

June 21, 2005

Safari 2.0

I have, albeit reluctantly, changed my default browser from Firefox 1.0.4 to Safari 2.0. Tiger seemed to slow Firefox down to a crawl, which really slows down my web development work. I have to hand it to Apple, though, the New Safari really flies. I want to be a Firefox kind of guy... but Safari is just too damn fast to not use.

May 3, 2005

Upgraded to OS 10.4 “Tiger”

Been waiting for this since I first heard about it. I made the upgrade, things went smoothly and I'm pleased with the results.

October 7, 2004

Verizon DSL Service

Never had more unorganized service in my life. You'd think that making an order for a service as basic as DSL, in a DSL equipped house and area, would be a simple thing to make happen... not so, for Verizon.

June 6, 2004

Apple 17-inch LCD

Been stuck with a 19" CRT since I purchased my P2 450mhz desktop in college. Very happy to have upgraded to an LCD. They say that color isn't as good on LCD's, but the Apple display is suprisingly true.