Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Installed Leopard

I installed Leopard last night on my first-gen Intel iMac. Here are my observations:
  • The box is cool - naturally.
  • Don't try to use the Apple Bluetooth wireless mouse. It won't work. I had to dig out a USB mouse to continue after the initial reboot. I guess the Bluetooth drivers are not loaded.
  • What was that long "checking DVD" for consistency? I finally walked away to read Blake his bedtime story. Upon returning (and it was still chugging along) I noticed the "skip" button and took it as good advice.
  • The DVD on that iMac is slooowww. I've always know that - I can rip a CD on my Windows PC in about 1/4th the time. Installing this OS was painfully slow - I finally went to bed.
  • Woke up and it was at the login screen. After a painfully slow wait it finally brought up the setup assistant.
  • It failed to find either of the two wireless networks covering the area. Something's not happy. Guess it waits until tonight.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

For those who understand...

...a picture is worth a 1000 words...

Rich is just looking out for his coworkers... This may be the new strategy for ensuring that all is well in the parking deck in the mornings. Last person to leave pops the trashcan into his spot (assuming that he is indeed first in) to setup for the next day.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Meebo Smeebo

I've been looking at ways to use chat from a computer that does not have full InterWeb access. This a.m. I looked at Meebo, which at first looked pretty neat. Unfortunately it constantly loses it's network connectivity. Try it and see if it works for you; Walt Mossberg's page has a bit on it and the author seemed to like the service, so it could be that it was just having problems when I tried it.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Cop car cut out

I guess if it works and saves budget moneys...

I also like this Harley ad.

Dream date? And crazy Japanese gameshows

Hot or Not?

So I'm reading an article from BoingBoing on Facebook applications. It listed a site that I was familiar with several years ago started by a couple of guys in their living room (and may have had more revenue than the well-funded startup that I worked for). I've not kept up with them, but they're an example of how difficult it is to create a site that, while popular and maintaining high levels of traffic, actually generates revenue.

Then there's those wacky Japanese games shows (from Jame's blog). If you don't speak Japanese let me translate for you: "Crazy dudes get pawned"

Monday, October 1, 2007

Imelda Was Here?

A picture says it all:

Slowly over time I've pretty much brought all my shoes to my office. I bring a pair when I ride the motorcycle to change from the boots, and forget to take them home. I'm going to be Shoeless Joe @home soon.

It's going to get interesting when it gets colder and I start wearing the leather pants in the mornings...