Tuesday, June 7, 2005
I guess I am not as much of a Mac zealot as I used to be. The news of them giving up on PowerPC and moving to Intel has not managed to evoke any strong feelings in me. I am neither glad and excited, nor outraged and feeling betrayed. The only thing that came to mind when hearing the news was that my wait for a PowerBook G5 was finally over. Since it is now clear that such a machine will probably never be made. Instead, I can now just buy a bigger internal hard drive for my trusty PowerBook G4, probably something like this one http://seagate.com/cda/products/discsales/marketing/detail/0,1081,681,00.html , and then buy a copy of Tiger to put on there. 10.4.2. is coming out in a couple of weeks, so I guess most of the kinks have been worked out of it. Strange. What to do when you no longer obsess over a computer platform?
Posted at 10:46 AM
Monday, June 6, 2005
This is a 5 day. For some reason, this day belongs to the number five. Consequently, I went to Netflix to find some five movies. And five movies I did find. Actually, six of them, after scrolling past endless rubbish such as Best of Backyard Wrestling 5: Crazier Than the Rest (2003) and Children of the Corn 5: Fields of Terror (1998): Five Little Pigs (2003), with David Suchet playing Poirot; Cleo de 5 a 7 (1961); Five Corners (1987), with Jodie Foster, Tim Robbins, and John Turturro; Five Easy Pieces (1970), featuring Jack Nicholson and the chicken sandwich speech; The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004), TV adoptation of Alborn's book, with Jon Voight; and finally Slaughterhouse Five (1972), Vonnegut on the screen... Food for thought: If the Allies had lost WW II, the people who ordered the bombing of Dresden would have been condemned as war criminals.
Posted at 11:06 AM