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Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-01-07

  • Last minute Intel tweetup notice: I’m watching the Apple MacWorld keynote at the big TV in the JF1 living room. Come join me! :-) #
  • @mikearmstrong99 I’m not sure if the forthcoming dual core Atom chip will make its way into netbooks. More power hungry, aimed at nettops. in reply to mikearmstrong99 #
  • Don’t think I’ll do a liveblog of the keynote this time. I need to reboot my blogging for the new year. #
  • I will likely be tweeting a lot of breathless Apple fanboy stuff for the next hour or so. You’ve been warned. :-) #
  • @harrisja They don’t stream the video of the keynotes. There’s not enough bandwidth in the world to make it work well. :-) in reply to harrisja #
  • Yay face detection in iPhoto 09. Just like Riya could do 3 or 4 years ago! 😛 Still quite useful. #
  • Hahaha the MacRumorsLive feed totally got hacked. #
  • Video stabilization in iMovie 09 could be really, really useful if it works well. #
  • @jmoriarty You’re right. Apple’s Yammer stream would be fascinating to watch during these things. :-) in reply to jmoriarty #
  • iWork 09 is a yawn, but the “Keynote Remote” iPhone/iPod Touch app seems really cool. #
  • Mac Box Set – Leopard, iLife, and iWork for $169. But why? Who, besides Tiger users, would buy that? Unless they’re opening up to all hw… #
  • iWork.com looks like just an online document exchange. More like SharePoint than Google Docs. You can upload, view, download, but not edit. #
  • Wow. The new 17″ MBP really does have a non-user-replaceable battery. Lithium Polymer, 40% bigger, claim 8 hours. Interesting. #
  • By the end of this quarter, ALL 10 million songs in iTunes will be available DRM free. w00t! :-) #
  • Heh. Tony Bennett ends the Apple keynote in SF. Take that, show in Las Vegas! :-) #
  • There was some pretty hilarious/unfortunate ad placement from Gawker on live.gizmodo.com during the Apple keynote: http://tinyurl.com/7d4nej #
  • Reading @clint’s “super in-depth hands-on + first impressions of iPhoto ’09: http://ping.fm/u8L2A #mwsf” #
  • @MCP85 Good question. If you’re SQL DB can eat RSS/XML, then probably yes. Each panel is just an RSS feed. I can give an OPML of all of them in reply to MCP85 #
  • iTunes “upgrade all your songs to DRM free” feature is based on purchase history. You can get back song files you’ve lost/deleted. #
  • iTunes has never let you re-download a song after purchased. This seems to be a (one time?) way replace lost songs http://tinyurl.com/9le9z9 #
  • @davidhoenig Intel discount on Clearwire WiMAX looks pretty good, but I wish it didn’t require a 2 year contract. A friend has it, it rocks. in reply to davidhoenig #
  • I think I’ve fallen in love with the new 17″ MacBook Pro. All those inches! Pixels! Gigabytes and gigahertz and battery hours! :-) #
  • Finally getting around to upgrading my multitude of sites to WordPress 2.7. Me = slacker. #
  • Just grabbed the 2.0 update to the Pandora iPhone app. Some nice improvements, access to a lot more artist and song info I think. Go get it. #

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