Month: May 2008

Quotes

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Hat tip to Matt for this quote! I’ve been collecting bunches and now with Mac OS X Mail, you’ll get them rotated: Benjamin Franklin Quotes Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.Benjamin Franklin QuoteGallery.com Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy…

Mac Office 2008 somewhat faster

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This corresponds to what I’ve seen, you’d expect that Office 2008 being a native Intel application would be much faster than Office 2004 which is PowerPC and runs in emulation on Intel. Well, the results are a little confusing. It is faster, but not much in many things: | | Excel Open | Word Scroll…

Mac marketshare 66% of computers above $1,000 at retail

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Mac Rumors: Apple Mac Rumors and News You Care About eWeek first reported on an interesting breakdown of Apple’s retail marketshare. According to numbers from the NPD Group, Apple’s Q1 2008 retail (brick and mortar) reached 14%. Note that by limiting it to retail, they’ve excluded online sales and institutional/enterprise sales. !http://images.macrumors.com/article/2008/05/19/234608-macq108_400.jpg! Chart from eWeek…

DSLR Recommendations

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Well, the photo world is shaking up again. The new cameras are just so amazingly good and they are improving not so much in resolution. The megapixel wars are ending, but in providing great images at high ISOs. This means two things: a) available light shooting is much more natural and easier for everyone and…

Do Not Upgrade to your TomTom to 7.481

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I just updated to the latest version of the firmware and now the TomTom hangs when search for a POI. “Tomtom Forums”:http://www.tomtomforums.com/showthread.php?s=85c58a2c63c0f09ae1ed4748c4fcfe4d&t=8710 reports lots of these problems. Basically, when searching a POI, it hangs on “Wait a moment…” amd then when you try to Find, you get a grey screen. The above was for the…

Schultzy’s

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Here is what I learned from Bruce about restaurants. He knows the folks are “Schultzy’s”:http://www.yelp.com/biz/shultzys-sausage-seattle for quite a while now. He’s a smart guy: * Its a cash business. So if you aren’t there everyday, it is really easy for a liquor bottle to disappear or for an order not to get rung up and…

Snipes

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Had a chance to look at a Snipe. Its a two person 15 1/2 foot long racing sailboat. The class started in 1931 and it is a nice one to race and hang out with. The folks at “Snipe444”:http://snipe444.org are great and there is a “boat”:http://www.snipe444.org/classifieds.html for sale. It is boat 26752, I guess they…

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