Born Sleepy

December 10, 2004

As mentioned a while ago, we’re moving house soon. Since my server lives at home, it is likely to be down for a while. Transit time should be fairly short, but a change of location requires a new broadband connection, and a new static IP address, so I fully expect everything to go horribly wrong.

I’ll try to set up some sort of placeholder in the meantime. Expect everything to go offline on Monday, and be back anytime from Wednesday onwards!

And keep your fingers crossed for me…

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December 10, 2004

The old chestnut of someone buying Apple has reared it’s ugly head again, now that IBM have sold their PC business.

Personally I think it’s a bit of a non-starter; IBM would stifle Apple’s freedom and I suspect that they’d haemorrhage creative staff after any such take-over. And I can’t really see Steve Jobs wearing a short sleeved shirt with a tie and a bunch of pencils clipped into his top pocket :)

On the other hand, some sort of strategic alliance would make a hell of a lot of sense. A bit of you-scratch-my-back technology sharing, a la the old Apple-Microsoft deal, would do no harm to either.

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This Ars Technica review contains a nice survey of Dock substitutes and other launch utilities.

Most interesting is the stuff about Quicksilver, which is a really interesting utility that Josh pointed out to me a while ago. Whilst I was working at SI I had it installed on my G5, and it really started growing on me. For a long time I didn’t have it on my laptop, so I’m only just starting to get into it again. It’s pretty good though - kind of like a graphical command line (but much better than that might sound!) :)

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November 28, 2004

I saw this on Daring Fireball.

Cabel Sasser tells the extraordinary story of Audion, the mac mp3 player that he was involved in creating.

Definitely worth a read.

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November 27, 2004

I followed a link about this site, but didn’t actually get as far as reading the article it referred to because I was distracted by the whole concept behind the site.

I like it… and I’ve been meaning to write a few manifestos for some time now, so perhaps it will finally spur me into action.

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