Archive for April, 2006

MacZOT! and SubthaEdit — FREE

April 25, 2006

This really looks like a cool text editor.  Will it replace my beloved TextWrangler?  Time will tell.

Check out SubEthaEdit from CodingMonkeys at BLOGZOT 2.0 on, where MacZOT and TheCodingMonkeys will award $105,000 in Mac software.

Pretty sweet! Thanks, Greg, for the heads up!


Suck it, T!

April 12, 2006

AT&T and the telcos are threatening to charge Google and other Web sites extortion-type fees unless Google and others pay for adequate bandwidth. But Google and others may soon have this answer for them: No, thanks. We’ll build our own fat pipe into customers’ homes.

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Favorite picture of the week (maybe the year)

April 12, 2006

Jobs & Woz

Taken 30 years ago.

I ask you

April 12, 2006

Would Iran be so dismissive of the U.N. right now if the U.N. had been more resolute in dealing with Iraq?

Wait until June before you buy your Macinteltosh

April 10, 2006

The price of Intel Core Duo chips is set to plummet on the 28th of May, and there’s faster chips coming along anyroadmap. Those include the 2.33GHz T2700, but this is only the start of better things from Chipzilla later this year.

This is good news for me. The AppleCare on my 900MHz G3 iBook is up in October, which is right around my birthday, so if the new MacBooks are cheap enough by then, I’ll be ready to buy.

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God, I feel dirty

April 7, 2006

Last night I installed Windows XP on an Apple MacBook Pro.  Thanks to Apple's Boot Camp, the process is stupid easy.

In my defense, I did this on a machine I'm configuring for a switcher friend of mine; I'm hoping the presence of XP on the machine will give her some peace of mind as she plugs away with OS X.  It was sad, though, to see that dog-ugly Windows XP welcome screen come up.  Uncomfortable, even.  With any luck, that install will be the last time anyone ever sees Windows on that laptop. 

Apple Boot Camp Public Beta Announced, Part of 10.5 Leopard

April 5, 2006

More and more people are buying and loving Macs. To make this choice simply irresistible, Apple will include technology in the next major release of Mac OS X, Leopard, that lets you install and run the Windows XP operating system on your Mac. Called Boot Camp (for now), you can download a public beta today

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April 4, 2006

Don’t ever get bitten by a rattlesnake, if you can help it.