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Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-03-04

  • Surprise! New Apple hardware day! I love it when they drop these stealth lineup refreshes. #
  • But it makes me wonder what the rumored Apple event on March 24 is all about, if it’s not fake? #
  • Glad I held off on buying a Mac mini for my new home theater setup. Now, to deliberate and ponder about actually pulling the trigger. #
  • @PatrickMoorhead Software-wise, netbooks are no more or less risky than any other PC. I can see their size making them easier to steal, tho. in reply to PatrickMoorhead #
  • Wondering if the new Mac mini is the ultimate HTPC/@Boxee machine? How well will it play back 1080p HD stuff? #
  • I’m also interested in the new “dual band” mode on the new Airport Extreme. I’d love that. Enough to sell/replace my current AEBS? Hmmm… #
  • @verso No HDMI, but you can convert DVI to HDMI with a $5 cable. And it has digital optical out for audio. So don’t let that stop you! :-) in reply to verso #
  • @jmoriarty Was just announced this morning, should hit stores soon. I don’t remember dates, but it’s Apple, so maybe tomorrow? in reply to jmoriarty #
  • @aweiss A Mac mini has a LOT more horsepower for video decoding than an Eee Box. And does more (Front Row, iTunes, etc.) because it’s a Mac. in reply to aweiss #
  • @funkatron Yup. Wonder if one is better? With both DisplayPort Mini and MiniDVI, you’ll need a dongle for either to do DVI -> HDMI. Hmmm. in reply to funkatron #
  • @aaroneiche AEBS dual band would mean I could run the faster 5GHz-only mode for my Macs, and still use my 802.11g stuff (iPhone, Wii, etc.). in reply to aaroneiche #
  • @aweiss Maybe Front Row isn’t worth the extra, but having a full blown Mac, with all it can do (web, other media, etc.) is worth it to me. in reply to aweiss #
  • @funkatron If MiniDisplayPort carries audio, AND you can convert to HDMI easily (keeping the audio), that would be SWEET. in reply to funkatron #
  • Hey, if you have a minute, I’d love it if you could post your ideas/comments to this post in the next little while http://tinyurl.com/b4uo2r #
  • @AndruEdwards I don’t know of any ways to get the Apple TV app running on a Mini, but that would be cool. in reply to AndruEdwards #
  • Thanks for all the great responses to my “what would you teach a lawyer” post. Presenting in 15! :-) #
  • Law firm presentation went great – very well received. Had WAY more to talk about than time allowed. Guess I’ll have to go back sometime! :) #
  • Big news from my group at work today: Intel Academic Community now connects 1000 universities in 72 countries. http://tinyurl.com/1000Univ #
  • @jramvi Not hospitalized, but near it (infection in my leg). Getting better now. Haven’t tried Easy Peasy 1.0 yet, but I will soon! in reply to jramvi #
  • I can’t believe that the new 24″ iMac, with 4 GB of RAM and a 640GB hard drive is only $1499. That’s a terrific value, you ask me. #
  • @sirtwist For how much less can you spec a Windows PC with an integrated 24″ LCD? Or even an external one? No skimping! ๐Ÿ˜‰ in reply to sirtwist #
  • I need a clean, fast, simple, nice looking WordPress theme. Any suggestions? #
  • @blogan I realize that’s pretty broad. Anything with support for “asides”, the way K2 does them, would be superawesome. in reply to blogan #
  • @blogan Because I’m dumping K2. ๐Ÿ˜‰ in reply to blogan #
  • @spotcher Ooh, thanks. The Journalist 1.9 looks pretty nice. May try that one. in reply to spotcher #
  • @blogan Yeah, apparently it’s pretty easy to add asides to any theme. Looking for a simple plugin to do it now (found links to several). in reply to blogan #
  • @AdInfinitum Ooh, Thesis looks really nice, too. Very feature rich and flexible. Is it fast, or does it bog down under its own weight? in reply to AdInfinitum #
  • @AdInfinitum Oh, wait. Whoa. The Thesis theme costs $87. Too rich for little old amateur me. New criteria: theme must be free. ๐Ÿ˜‰ in reply to AdInfinitum #
  • Holy holy holy crap! Amazon finally released a Kindle app for iPhone! Going to grab it from the App Store right now. More to come! #
  • The Kindle App for the iPhone works EXACTLY like I dreamed it would. Grabbed a bunch of screenshots, working on writing up a post now. #
  • Here’s my review post on the new Kindle iPhone app, with lots of screenshots. http://bit.ly/eNId2 Let me know what you think of the news! #
  • @gregjsmith I’ve been talking about a Kindle app for iPhone ever since I got my Kindle a year ago. It seemed so perfect. And now it is! in reply to gregjsmith #
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