Monthly Archives: January 2006

Windows con

Have you ever tried to rename a folder to be called CON in Windows? Give it a try, you might be surprised at the result.

Opacity

After recently announcing my retirement from the LiveJournal style game, I now have more time to concentrate on other projects. One of which, is the long overdue rebranding of Ejecutive.

I’ve been using other peoples WordPress themes for as long as I’ve been using WordPress. But most of the time I’ve been using themes by Michael Heilemann, and while they are fantastic, I need something more customised. Something more me. So, I introduce Opacity!

Over the next few months, I’ll be working on Opacity, which is not just a design, its a rebranding of Ejecutive. Infact, some of the rebranding has already come into shape, through the extended use of tags, noteworthy posts, new permalinks and getting rid of the old categories. The site is ready for the new theme, I just need to make it. Now, you all know of my reputation for finishing projects; only about 50% of the ones I start actually get done within a reasonable amount of time. But this project is going to be my focus for the near future, and I’m going to try my damndest to get it out-the-door.

But fear not, as this doesn’t mean an end to K2LJ, or the Poogasm series. I will be working on those as well, with K2LJ nearly finished, but SIFW/PG (which still requires a production name) will have to be put on the backburner for a bit as I try to learn Ruby on Rails for their development.

If any of you remember, the last time I flexed my design muscles was for Tastydirt, which has long since perished. It’s time I start something more permanent. And it’s about time.

24 has landed

After all the waiting, it’s finally here, and again nothing else matters.

Of course, I’m referring to 24 series five which aired last night in the US. Strap yourselves in for another twenty four hours (eighteen hours excluding adverts) of pure adrenaline. Yeah!

Disgruntled students

Sometimes, the job of lecturer is given too lightly to someone who isn’t qualified nor capable of teaching. This is a fact I have learned during my one and a half years at university so far. The quality of the teaching varies massively throughout the department, with some excellent and some appalling lecturers, both of which I’ve had a taste of. However, it’s almost always the case that the best lecturers have planned and created comprehensive notes, reading lists and slides for the students, while the worst skim information from books without thought to how effective it is in teaching the subject to students.

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Not Top of the Pops anymore

If you followed anything remotely related to British popular music culture, then you know of Top of the Pops. Even five years ago, it was the de-facto program to springboard your new release. They had the biggest stars in the world appear on it, and it was seen as a great honor.

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Cooler than a MacBook Pro?

Rumour has it that Apple has something “much cooler” coming out soon which wasn’t announced at MacWorld because supply issues with Intel’s Code Duo processors. So, whether this rumour is true or not, it’s probably best to bide our time and see what Apple is doing with the rest of it’s product line before we jump on the MacBook Pro ship. Especially the iBook and MacMini.

He also said that if he were me, he probably wouldn’t order one of the new MacBook Pros.

MacBook Pro

I don’t care that it has a crappy name, I don’t care that it looks the same as a G4 PowerBook. If it runs Windows, then I bloddy want one!

Update: It looks like they will.

Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, said in an interview Tuesday that the company won’t sell or support Windows itself, but also hasn’t done anything to preclude people from loading Windows onto the machines themselves.

Via BinaryBonsai.

Update: More rumours.

However, Intel Australia, while being careful not to comment on Apple’s hardware specifically, says motherboards based on the Intel 945 chipset already support EFI and can boot Windows with no problems.

Windows X

I think the Mac Zealot Society has gone a bit too far in saying that Windows Vista has all it’s features copied off OS X. This is especially true when you read the first comment where someone takes credit for OmniWeb as the inventer of tabbed browsing, when infact Netcaptor is. I’m pretty sure a lot of the features in OS X were copied off someone else, but people just choose to ignore that fact.

Time to upgrade

Alas, it’s time to upgrade the site again. I did ponder whether or not to upgrade to WordPress 2.0, but in the end, it’s best to get all the upgrade worries out before I make any major changes to the site. I’ve also upgraded to K2 Beta Two, which has a fresh new design.

The WordPress 2.0 upgrade was fairly smooth afterall, I updated all my plugins to the latest versions, which I expect helped. The only problem I have at the moment is the .htaccess file seems to be broken, and my custom rules are not followed, including old deprecated links and tag links. That’ll have to wait until tomorrow now, I have a party to go to. Rock on!

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