Archive for February 2006 - Page 1


    Apple and Microsoft

    Apple announced a the new Intel Mac Mini. I would like to acquire one, so at some point I might.

    Here are the specifications:

    Mac mini At a Glance

    • 1.5GHz Intel Core Solo or 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo processor
      • Apple Remote with Front Row
      • Up to 2GB memory4
      • Intel GMA950 graphics processor
      • DVI connector, VGA adapter
      • Slot-loading optical drive
      • Up to 120GB hard drive4
      • Built-in gigabit Ethernet
      • Analog and digital audio
      • Expansion via USB and FireWire
      • iLife ’06, Mac OS X Tiger

        Apple also released the IPod Hi-Fi boombox, it comes with converters for each type of iPod. I don't know if I would buy one of those. Additionally, apple announced a leather iPod cases for the 5th Generation and the nano iPod models would be available mid-March, for $99 each.

        I learned today that your copy of Micorosft Windows is not transferrable to another machine. So for each PC you must purchase a new copy of Windows. In my opinion this is retarded and pointless. So how many people are going to purchase a new copy of windows for every PC. At $300 retail, that's absurd to expect somebody to purchase a new copy every time you build a new computer. Particularly if you're getting rid of a PC.

    Bluetooth Headset

    I Went out and bought a new bluetooth headset for my phone today, I was getting sick of always holding my phone while driving, and it's just easier to do things without holding onto my phone. I should've gotten a holster for my phone too... oh well... I'll let everybody know how well this works after a few days of use. I ended up getting the Plantronics 320 bluetooth headset.



    So Apple is going to sell it's 1 billionth iTunes song tonight at some point. Possibly before midnight. I'm going to try and get the 999,900,000th song to get a new iPod Nano. I would like to get the 1 billionth song, but I'd also be happy with the 999,900,000th song... They sold the 1 Billionth Song at 11:38:00 Central Time.


    Software Update

    I Just updated the Blogging Software, so if there are any issues with it, let me know.


    School, Class...etc....

    So, my class has been revised, and in the Cisco world, that means they didn't think the old version was working, so we're going to have students try the new version... the new version has several problems that we spent several hours trying to get working... damn was that a pain in the ass...

    On another note, I got a letter from Phi Theta Kappa yesterday, so I decided I would fill in the form and pay the $65 lifetime membership to be a member. I can't argue, it's $65 and who knows what else I'll get with it...


    Cisco Mistakes

    While reading my information for class today, I came across this

    "...A password can be crated for the user..."

    now exactly how do you put a non-physical object into a crate?

    if somebody can tell me, I'd be intrigued to find out how this is done.


    iPod Nano

    Well, I decided to buy an 4GB Black iPod Nano today.. So I went to the Apple Store in the Oakbrook Mall. So, I got a 4 GB Nano with a sleeve case from InCase.. not a bad little case... I'll let you know how I like the Nano after I've had a chance to play with it for a few days.

    In addition to the iPod, I went out and bought a Universal Dock for the iPod. The included converters are for the following iPods:

    4GB & 6GB iPod Mini
    20GB U2 Special Edition iPod
    40GB iPod
    20 & 30 GB U2 Special Edition iPod with Color Display
    40GB & 60GB iPod with Color Display

    The Nano Included a converter for the dock.



    So, I thought I'd try out some software called VMWare. Basically it allows you to install any other operating system that you want to... it uses your local hard drive to store the files, and it works quite well... I'll give more of an update as I continue to play with it. The only downside is the price, it's $199 for a single license... I'll have to think about whether or not I want to buy it.


    Apple Ipod Nano

    So Apple decided to bring out a One Gigabyte iPod Nano. I think I'm going to buy one. I have two gift certificates to the Apple Store, so this would probably be a good buy for that. we'll have to see. The Shuffle's price was also dropped. $69 for the 512MB 120 Song Version, and $99 for the 240 Song Version. The Ipod Nano also has the capability to hold 15,000 photos. I'm still not 100% sure if I'll buy that, or if I'll buy the 2 Gigabyte Nano... we'll see.. Any thoughts?



    So again this year, I didn't really watch the Superbowl.... I don't know why... I didn't even watch the commercials either. I'm not sure why, but I just haven't been motivated enough to actually watch it. oh well...