A new version of Bluetooth showed up today in the little font of happiness Apple calls Software Update. After applying it, your conforming computer can use Bluetooth headsets and print to Bluetooth printers. This is very nice. But it’s not what I wanted.
What I’d love to see is a way to turn the mac into a Bluetooth headset. Why, you ask? So I can answer the phone on the mac itself, and use its microphone and speakers for the conversation. Basically I’m talking about the same setup as some car manufacturers have, where you dial the phone through an interface provided by the car, then use the car stereo to hear the caller and some kind of microphone to talk back.
Looks like I’m going to have to pay the early adopter tax at some point here to replace the now-obsolete D-Link DWB-120M with the model Apple now requires for everything but the simplest one-to-one connections. I should probably start a class-action lawsuit.
Music: “The Voice” by Ultravox [Opens in iTunes]
Posted Thursday, 05 February, 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.