Apple

Great Steve thinks we all want to look at ourselves while we code

Apples new gear is pretty neat, mostly. I dig the track pad thing, even though gestures are pretty much limited to Apples’ own products. The 4 finger thing might be cool for espose, etc.. The instant on LED backlight will definitely be a nice touch! The glossy screen, SUCKS. Damnit Apple! why can’t you leave well enough alone? Why do do you think we want laptop screens that are useless? I can’t use my macbook air in well lit rooms, like our main conference room, the reflection pretty much blocks out the screen. I mean look at the pic from Engagdet, you can see the guy taking the picture for crying out loud! I do dig the keyboard, I’ve gotten very used to the contrast on the keys, though they…

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Macbook Touch, I’d buy it!

Yeah I know, I know. I’d buy most things mac. True. Except the new headphones, or the new Nano. I never bought the old nano, this one doesn’t do much for me either. However, a Macbook Touch? I’ve always shied away from the touch PCs mainly because, well they’re PCs. And a pen input machine isn’t interesting. A mac however, no pen, iPhone interface, soft keyboard. Oh hellz yeah! Image courtesy of Giz I can totally see myself using a device like that. My Macbook AIR does most of the duty now, even at work, when I go to meetings, the AIR goes. the 17inch MBP stays on the desk. But when perched on a chair, a clamshell lappy, sometimes isn’t he easiest to use. Something similar in weight and…

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Time Machine almost wiped out my past

I like Time Machine, it has it’s faults; like not being able to define my own intervals, being kinda slow over the network, creating sparse images on network back up, but actual folder structures over USB, but in general it’s nice, and it’s built in, which I like. I had carbonite for my PCS and was trying the Mozy betas, which I might still use (I’m still paying for it) so that I have offsite recovery, but built in is nice. However, I found out the painful way that it’s a picky little bastard, and not really friendly to being interrupted. I’ve been successfully backing up to my 250gb drive, on my Airport BaseStation since April I think. At some point the day before yesterday, Time Machine got harassed, and…

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Time tracking and billing, whatchu usin

I think Sean Corfield asked this question a while back, I remember following it with interest. Now it’s my turn to bring it up again. I’ve been using my home grown solution for years. I really like it, but in moving servers and such, it’s had problems. The admin section doesn’t work since the stored procs no longer exist. It’s entirely CF which I just don’t do much of any more, so maintenance is tedious. Plus I need a windoze box when I need to do any SQL work since the DB is MS SQL. All that said, I really like it and use it daily to track my time and invoice for it. I’d like to find something new though. I don’t have many requirements really. I want to…

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