The Intel Mini arrived today. You know, people can chart and graph benchmarks all they want—when you go from a dual-gig Windtunnel to a Dual Core, things become pretty damn impressively Snappy™.
So here goes my mini-review after about an hour of poking the Intel Mini: “OMFG ITS TEH R0X0RING SNAPPY!!!1 LOL.”
It’s probably a good thing I’m easily amused…
Update: After logging some quality Mini time, two more impressions:
Rosetta is the enemy of the snappy. Neither Ecto nor NetNewsWire, the two non-Apple applications I probably use the most on a home computer, have been Intelified, and they both feel like they are running on a mid-level G4 chip. Rosetta is a tour de force of technology, but you very much do feel the difference.
Sitting three feet from your computer with a remote control paging through your iTunes library with Front Row is, for a few minutes at least, oddly compelling.
Posted Wednesday, 08 March, 2006 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.