Archive for August, 2006

The PC is dead

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Running Vista RC1 on my MacBook via Boot Camp pretty much sums up my thoughts on the Mac vs. PC debate.

Latest version of Colloquy displays away-ness

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Colloquy showing away-ness

You can see who’s away!

Ok, maybe it’s not big news to you, but I use Colloquy
every day to communicate with my co-workers at
so I am buzzed that I can now tell at a glance whether someone is “away” in IRC!


Btw, this is using version 2.1 (3338)

Sony Bravia XBR2 LCD TVs

Monday, August 21st, 2006

They are about to hit the streets in Toronto shortly (they’re already all over the place in the U.S.), maybe less than a week in places. I saw these TVs in the U.S. recently and they look good. I might get one if I can find a good deal. Should fit nicely in the living room on the wall. Sony Style Link A Review

It comes with several HDMI inputs, so I’m thinking of connecting the Blu-ray player to it. Blu-ray in a few places in the U.S. is too cutting edge for some (video) stores. However at stores that sell the players, you can expect to find discs for sale there.

As an aside, I’m glad I collected a few DVDs over the years. Many years ago I watched “The Warriors”. Over that (long) period of time, I have drifted to a slightly right of center political philosophy (from slightly left of center) and I was surprised at how differently “The Warriors”, the new directors cut comes across to me now. Of course, times are different too, I just watched a show about the Battle for the World Economy (6 hours, PBS) (globalization, socialism and such) — apparently I’m not the only one. Anyhow, the movie has been changed a bit to reflect its roots from the graphic novel upon which it was based. So for those of you caught in the globalization tide, it’s time to get a new TV and rewatch some movies from your past, or buy a Mercury Grand Marquis, a VCR and head back to the coal mines if you prefer The Old Ways.

TechTok 10: Preparing for the Road Trip

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

We’re getting ready
for a week on the road, from San Francisco to Las Vegas.
We’ve already managed to get as far as San José.
(7.8MB, 8:29)

TechTok 09: Post-Keynote Discussion

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

We run down the keynote.
(23MB, 49:18)

TechTok 08: Waiting for Keynote

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

More speculation
while waiting in line for the WWDC keynote.
(4.1MB, 8:50)

TechTok 07: Car Renting

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

this episode,
We’re renting a Mustang convertible the week after WWDC.
(2.1 MB, 4:24)

TechTok 06: MacPro speculation, future Apple/CPU upgrades, Intel vs AMD, CPU sockets, Ubuntu

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

In an atmosphere of speculation due to the about-to-begin Apple World Wide Developer’s Conference, Iain and I
speculate about many things
in a taxi, and later at Annabelle’s Restaurant, across the street from our hotel, the Marriott San Francisco.
(13MB, 27:56)

TechTok 05: Cameras, Leopard, Virtualization, Future OS’s, Networked Graphics, Plan9

Sunday, August 13th, 2006

Iain and I recorded a podcast on the airplane to San Francisco and other places.
(14.6MB, 31:53)

Please forgive the ambient noise!

TechTok 04: USB keys, Zeta BeOS

Sunday, August 13th, 2006

Another podcast.
They’re falling out of the sky!
(1.3MB, 2:37)