Another Macworld keynote come and gone. The 2004 keynote was all in all pretty good. Good energy, good message, and good product announcements.
I’m glad to see the updates to the iLife suite, especially iPhoto–if there was ever an app that could bog down a machine, iPhoto was it. The new stuff in iDVD and iMovie looks tasty, too, but the current versions really do about all I need, so that’s gravy. Kudos to Apple for breaking out of the tired “i” mold with GarageBand–a huge thank you for not naming it iMusic or iStudio or something silly like that.
Of course not being a musician at all, GarageBand will sit quietly on its CD when I get the iLife 04 suite, so that’s a bit of pearls for swine for me. But good on those of you out there who want to get your rock on. Create some cool tunage and stick it to the RIAA by releasing it under your own licenses.
Xserve G5s look mighty tasty, but it’ll probably be a good while before I need to get rack mounts. Still, good job. Those things should scream.
So now my iPod is an oversized dinosaur. Sigh. I can’t believe Steve didn’t get the memo I sent him about not innovating anymore until I was in the market for a new iPod. Must be his spam filters.
Now it’s just for the wait until the iLife suite shows up. Forty-nine dollars for the whole shebang sounds like a pretty good deal, but as I really only want iPhoto, it would be good to know if it will be available for download, or if you have to buy the suite. Maybe John Mayer made me deaf, but I didn’t hear anything about availability of iLife ‘04. I’m sure details are forthcoming, though.
Posted Tuesday, 06 January, 2004 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.