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Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-10-14

  • A black cat darted across TV Hwy this morning, and the car in front of me hit it. :-( Didn’t need the twitching kitty mental imagery… :-( #
  • @ahockley It wasn’t splattered. It was a glancing blow. The front half was immobile, the back half twitching. Tail whirling like a copter… #
  • Reminder that I’m liveblogging the Apple thing this morning: http://tinyurl.com/4gqa8l If you’re at Intel, come over to the JF1 living room. #
  • Sorry to all about the cat imagery. Seriously. I thought if I shared it, it would leave my head. It didn’t. #
  • @linuxaid Hey, at least I didn’t post pics/video… :-( #
  • @KathySierra Wow. At least the birdie flew away later. Yay for happy endings! :-) #
  • Beginning Apple notebook event liveblog…. Now! :-) http://tinyurl.com/4gqa8l #
  • Quote of the month: Steve Jobs “You know, Blu-Ray is just a big bag of hurt.” :-) #
  • What the heck is that little slot on the right side of the front edge of the new MacBook Pro? Next to the sleep light. #
  • Also, I don’t see an IR port on the new MacBooks/Pros. Do they no longer work with the Apple Remote? #
  • The Apple Remote is still listed as an accessory for the MBP (http://tinyurl.com/qgygr), so I guess there’s still an IR port somewhere. #
  • Ouch. The Mini Display Port to DVI adapter is $29, not included with the MBP. And the DVI Dual Link adapter is a whopping $99. Yeesh. #
  • The new 24″ Apple LED Cinema Display is Mini Display Port only. Will it work with VGA/DVI sources with an adapter? #
  • @clint got some hands on pics with the removable battery and hard drive in the new MacBook Pro. Check it out! http://tinyurl.com/4kmkxj #
  • So the new MacBook Pros have 48 NVidia graphics cores. Wow. Can’t wait to see how 10.6 Snow Leopard (OpenCL and GrandCentral) use them. #
  • @siracusa @clint posted hands on pics of just how easy it is to swap the new MBP hard drive. Piece of cake. http://tinyurl.com/4kmkxj #
  • So no more Firewire on MacBooks. And only FW800 on the MBP. Can you get a FW400 adapter, or are you screwed if you have FW400 devices? #
  • @robertbrook Yes, that looks right. Only works for 6-pin FW400 connectors. Would need a different/additional adapter for 4-pin devices. #
  • Dear LazyTwitter: What website monitoring/notification solutions do you use? Pingdom? Montastic? Something else? #
  • @funkatron Thanks for site24x7.com. Will check it out. Also thanks for the pingdom/zaptxt recommendations. Checking uptimeparty.com, too. #
  • Yeah, it sucks that the new MacBook Pros don’t have FW400, but it’s the same reason they don’t have DVI AND VGA, etc. You can use an adapter #
  • @chrisorourke I dunno. I always saw the 17″ MBP as an outlier. It’s just so dang BIG! It’s a lot more rare than the 15″ model, too. #
  • Only 8 hours remaining for your Ignite Portland 4 talk idea submissions. Tick tock, people! :-) http://www.igniteportland.com #
  • Giving Yammer a shot as a backchannel during Paul Otellini’s internal Q3 employee webcast. #
  • It’s too bad that the dual GPUs in the MacBook Pro can’t be used in some kind of uber-powerful hybrid SLI mode (instead of one or the other) #
  • @LeStew You can switch between them. Less powerful GPU = more battery life. Vice versa. Have to log out to switch between them. #
  • @LeStew What’s weird is that it seems to default to only ever use the slower/lower power GPU unless you change the setting. #
  • That was fun – used Yammer to backchannel an Intel CEO webcast. Still have this vague unease that Yammer is going to cause a debacle someday #
  • @funkatron Yeah, no kidding. I bet NVidia loves it, though. Imagine if Intel could sell Apple not one but TWO CPUs for every MacBook Pro! 😉 #
  • @StevenWalling It’s… interesting. More people need to get on it, IMO. Right now, we Twitterari are kind of dominating it. :-) #
  • @psteinb Do you use Yammer? It’s like a semi-private, internet accessible, company-centric Twitter. I’ll demo next time I see you. #
  • @StevenWalling Same at Intel. There is some overlap with Twitter people, but Yammer tends to have a different group of users. Interesting. #
  • @StevenWalling Yeah. When you work at the same company with a bunch of people, you already have a reason to connect – something in common. #
  • @rachelbancroft ZOMG seriously? I wish I could be a fly on the wall for that. Do tweet anything interesting! :-) #
  • For those grouchy about the lack of matte-finish displays on the new MacBooks, how could you do a matte finish on a glass screen? Sandblast? #
  • Ooh! The new MacBooks will support your iPhone headphones, including clicking to change tracks AND the microphone: http://tinyurl.com/4lzcge #
  • Dangit. If I’d known that PBS Frontline was running an ep on Obama/McCain, I would have started watching earlier. #
  • Instead, I read a bunch of Anathem. I LOVE that book. Neal Stephenson rocks my world. #
  • @njpaust @gwalter yes, I love that you can watch Frontline online in it’s entirety. Need to find time to watch the whole thing. #
  • @DivaDanese The audiobook version has got to be DAYS long, unless abridged. You’ll love every second. :-) #
  • Whoa. I swear the font on friendfeed.com/iPhone/ just changed. Got a little smaller/crisper. Right before my eyes. (via FriendF.. #
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