So if you’re coming here from the Scoble links, let me explain briefly what’s going on here: I’m a big nerd. I love technology. I especially love operating systems. There’s just something fabulous about installing a brand-new OS and digging around in it. An operating system says so much about the culture of the company (or insomniac Chinese) who created it. Anthropology through operating systems? Why not?
Of course the main thing about any OS is, does it let you get your job done? And at this point in time I’d say, unless you do something that really requires a specialized vertical application, any OS will let you get your job done. But the bar has been raised. Since most knowledge workers these days spend eight hours or more in front of their monitors, it also becomes a question of, how well does it support you?
Right now, for my money, Panther is King of the Hill. But when a company with the resources of Microsoft goes all out and “bets the company” on a new operating system, it should be interesting to see what comes out of it. So I’m watching for Longhorn news. If it turns out to live up to the hype when it comes out, I’ll ditch my Mac and go for it. If it doesn’t, I’ll provide feedback to Microsoft about why it doesn’t.
Hope you enjoy the site and check back in the future.
Music: Harvest Home by Big Country
After all these years, Nic still can’t understand the American attitude to healthcare.
A sci-fi and fantasy heavy installment that includes The Valedictorian of Being Dead, The Mastermind, Broadsword Calling Danny Boy, Tiamat’s Wrath, The Raven Tower, The Liberation, The Light Brigade and Cryptonomicon.
Includes The Incomplete Book of Running, Aching God, The Murderbot Diaries, Lies Sleeping, The Consuming Fire, and Rendezvous with Rama.
Did you know Las Vegas is kind of nutty?
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.