Today I sent a note to Daring Fireball saying ythe following. I think the backing for the Apple Watch will be easily removable and will support swaps at the Genius bar. What I mean is that the casing, which will be the expensive part,will be static and the engine, currently the S1,will be replaceable at the Apple store. Apple currently has the mechanism to replace screens for iPhones at the stores. It seems to be a small stretch to support removing the backing on the Watch and replacing the smarts inside quickly. I’m even thinking that the recent changes to triaging Genius requests has something to do with this. Of course, we’ll see what happens over the next year.
This isn’t cool! I was just starting to like Performancing. Maybe it’s time to leave Blogger?
Not really sure what to make of this. It’s possible that it’ll be branded as Linksys products but it’s odd that they wouldn’t make a point of saying that. I have a sneaking suspicion the market’s going to spank Mr. Chambers pretty hard today.
I’m putting this entry in here so I can reference it later, if necessary. Ang, I’m looking at you!
So, until someone comes out with a way to vitrualize Windows within OS X, I think I’ll wait to see what else Apple comes up with.
I’ve reverted back to XP but I’ve left 20gb for a later version of Vista. Hopefully they can get around to fixing this big problem in a world where laptops rule the day.
Yes, it’s that time again to rebuild my laptop and expunge the cruft that I’ve accumulated. Yes, that’s a word, look it up! 🙂
I was going to wait until Macworld to see if the x86 iBook was announced but a number of things are coming together to make it happen now. This thing is getting slow, especially on bootup. More importantly, I discovered that MSFT released a new version of Vista in December and the reviews are very positive, especially in regards to stability. So, I’m going to be dual booting Vista and XP with the intention of Vista being the main OS for a while. If it turns out to be really horrible I’ll just go back to XP and make the Vista partition a data drive.
So, I’m making this list of “things” I need to do to a fresh install so I don’t forget anything important. Those of you that are not me can use this as a list of how to properly set up a laptop! Har!
Firefox, With Extensions:Adblock w/blocklist, Bookmarks Synchronizer, Performancing, Spellbound Development
Tera Term Pro Web
Cisco VPN Client, migrate .pcf files
VLC Media Player
Angry Ip Scanner
That’s all of the apps I can think of at the moment. There are some other things that I tweak though.
Save the rasphone.pbk file from C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftNetworkConnectionsPbk
Pick through “My Documents” and move the Virtual Machines
Put Putty in the path statement
Transfer Putty settings from the registry
Of course, there’s a lot more that goes into it. Several of the programs listed here require some level of configuration. For
instance, the Bookmark Sync. I’ll come back to this and edit it if I can think of anything else.
I want to say I hope the service is good because it’ll foster competition and grow the market for downloadable music. But what I’m really thinking is that iTunes will continue to clean their clocks.
One positive could be the pricing scheme MSFT goes with. I believe I saw that they will be doing multiple levels which will probably push Apple to finally implement the same. Why’s that a good thing? I truly hope the latest Top 40 garbage gets priced at $5 a song and all of the stuff I listen to will drop in price. The reality is the cheapest songs will probably still be around $1. *sigh*
Although I’m focusing on Cisco’s CallManager these days for career reasons, Asterisk is pretty compelling. It’s been out for a few years but it’s really just gotten going over the last year. Expect to hear a lot about Asterisk making inroads into the low end of the market over the next year or two. It’s not that it’s not capable of being a robust, large scale system. It’s just that the mom and pop shops are a bit more cost conscious about phone systems.
I believe I referenced * in a previous post. I used it for a while as a SIP gateway between the CallManager system in my house and Broadvoice. Aside from problems with Broadvoice it worked great.
If someone can find a way to take the base of * and put a front end on it so simple to use that my mom could figure it out… 🙂