Monthly Archives: June 2005

Apple and Intel sitting in a tree….

Well, I’m sure some of you might be wondering what I think about all of this. Unfortunately, I can’t really speak to it except it feels like a scene in Empire Strikes Back. I don’t really understand what are the salient differences between RISC and x86. I know the old party line on the subject: RISC => more instructions per cycle. I guess I’ll have to learn to say ‘Intel => more power per watt’. Whatever. I can’t say I’m ready to move to Windows (I use Windows almost every day testing web sites). I don’t know. I guess it’s like the Woz told me in an email about the death of the OS 9 desktop metaphor: we’ll just have to wait and see what they do. There are lots and lots of unanswered questions.
In other news, I’m headed down to GHP tomorrow. I’m having trouble getting motivated to finish packing. My kids seem eager and excited, and I’m excited too; it’s just going to be hard to be separated from Tess; even though I’ll see her every week. I’m not looking forward to that aspect of it. At any rate, I need to get back to packing.
Oh, one more thing….
I got the job!!!!! Woooo Hooooooo!
more on that to follow…

Hurray for XPOSTFACTO!

Thank goodness for Ryan and all the good people at Other World Computing! Because of their hard work, I’m typing on my front porch on my Daystar G4 enhanced Lombard running 10.4 Tiger! Woo Hoo! I couldn’t be happier! It runs a little slowish, but I’m not going to complain. I’m testing battery life now and it looks like Tiger’s a little hungrier. I haven’t applied any software updates, other than the 1.0.4 version of IOXPERTS 802.11b driver. Now, if only some brilliant soul can come up with a way to get the DVD player to work in 10. I’ve certainly learned to live without it.
Some of my students have found their way to my website and I look forward to meeting the rest of my folks soon. It’s going to be another interesting summer. I do wish I had more money to hire more guests for them. One can hope. More to follow…

GHP 2005

Only one more week before I leave for GHP! I’m looking forward to meeting all my new people. I hope things are better in the Old Gym. Zanne’s warning, “Many tears have been shead for answered prayers”, is still sounding in my ears.
Tess has been helping out around the house. She’s able to give Jake his treat (scary, no?). She’s experimenting with phonation, (sorry, Dad. – I mistook his use of the word phoneme and thought I had him. Rats!) She’s having fun with bah, dah, and mah. Sometimes we’ll hear a UMMMMMM. It’s fun.
— Tam’s returned, meaning I’m back on baby duty! —
Here’s a Tess picture for the day,
Am I the only one that sees a resemblance?