MacZOT! and SubthaEdit — FREE

April 25, 2006 by

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 by

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 by

Jobs & Woz

Taken 30 years ago.

I ask you

April 12, 2006 by

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 by

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 by

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 by

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 by

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

Where’s the love?

March 27, 2006 by

I was looking around for information on iPod programming today and came across this page.  After reading the author's intro there, it struck me that perhaps the greatest thing about the iPod is that it has bridged the often contentious computer gap between Mac and PC users.  Whatever we may say about the shortcomings of our respectives OSes, at the end of the day we're all just music lovers, anyway.

Leave it to an old Hippie like Steve…. 

“Tell my family…I will see them in heaven.”

March 23, 2006 by

So, if you believe in Heaven, it figures that you must also believe in Hell, no?  I have a hard time figuring out how this guy thinks he’s ever going to get anywhere near Heaven.