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It’s been a while

What can I say? Things have been, uh, crazy. Yeah, crazy. In all honesty, I’ve just neglected the blog this past month and a half, and hopefully not that things are starting to wind down with school I’ll have time to post more often than the rate I’ve been keeping up lately. The major thing I should note that I really should have blogged about is my getting my very first Mac (!!), a 20-inch (oh yeah) iMac Core Duo. How do I even begin? It’s an absolutely amazing machine, and I only wish that I’d documented my discoveries during the first couple days of use, but then again it’s not like it’s been that long since I’ve had it. Soon to follow will be the prerequisite to owning a Mac: my Top 10 apps 🙂

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XP on a Mac (!), in other news Henry becomes the 16,376th person to blog this

For productivity and those who rely on OS-specific apps, it’s a blessing, but to Mac evangelists such as myself, this is a tad unsettling: Windows XP has successfully been installed on a MacTel. The two who created the workaround, remaining annonymous at the time of this writing, using the handles ‘Narf’ and ‘Blanka’, received $13,000+ in prize money from the pool at onmac.net, a site dedicated to finding a way to accomplish such a feat. The osx86 community and others alike have been feverishly working on such a solution since the first Intel-based Macs were anounced at MacWorld in January. The biggest hurdle has been getting around the new BIOS format, EFI, that the new Intel Chips utilize, but Windows XP does not support. In terms of my own personal opinion, I congratulate Narf and Blanka for accomplishing such a feat, but I think of Macs as an entirely different computer solution, and not just a different brand of boring Windows Machines. But it’s not like it’s a Microsoft-create port, so I shan’t feel too bad!

A leave of absence; isn’t that redundant?

I apologize for my lack of updation. School’s been a bitch, and life in general has been hectic lately. I have to say, I believe that the unit my Tech Ed class has just begun is the coolest unit ever! We get to build Lego machines! In fact, we watched a video about the manufacturing process of Legos today. It was quite interesting. I cannot believe the level precision they strive for. What’s more, most of their machines are custom built because the manufacturing proceses they use are so unique.

I’m off to go build a Lego creation.

You know you’ve hit rock-bottom when…

…you watch a ‘rockumentary’ otherwise known as Behind the Music about Kid Rock on VH1. And you enjoy it.

Rumors, rumors, rumors

Apparently, after testing both, Apple has decided to develop a “true” video iPod with a 4-inch screen rather than 3.5. Or so they say. Lately, I’ve found myself becoming continually more obsessed with Apple rumors and speculation, and it’s become, shall we say, unhealthy. Take Apple’s Tuesday announcement for instance. I felt very let down that Apple didn’t deliver the promised media center Mac or “true” iPod. Promised by whom? The rumor sites. I think I speak for many avid readers of rumor sites that we fell victim to our own speculation particularly this past Tuesday. I, we, became so wrapped up in all of these rumors that we were surprised when Apple didn’t release what had never even officially been promised! I mean, the site MacRumors.com has the word ‘rumors’ in its URL. FYI, a rumor is not necessarily true information! Socially, a rumor is generally false information that is delivered typically by word of mouth to the masses, and this is just a digital version of this meets Apple. I think the guys at MacCast: the gist of the section covering rumors was it’s fun to speculate, but it should just be fun, and is not intended to be taken extremely seriously. I totally agree with this, but I can’t say it’s going to be easy to cut down on my daily rumor consumption. 😉

I apologize

I know. For a wannabe MacAddict (I don’t yet have a Mac. Yet), I ragged on Apple pretty hard in my last post, and I apologize for that. How could I be cruel to a company of righteousness? Why, just look at they’ve given me, us! The iBook G4, mainly. And the iMac, too. Oh how I want one of those! If they gave the iBook an Intel Core Duo, or even Solo, processor it would blaze, baby! ‘Nuff said.

Hello!

I’m Henry, and this is my blog. Over the past couple months I’ve been experimenting with several different blogging systems and website creation tools. To narrow it down in the broadest sense, although ‘homepages’ are nice, updating the content can be tiresome work if you’re creating by hand. So, after creating (and handcoding) several ‘homepages’ I decided a blog was most suitable for me, in addition to do the fact that should you want to, you can also add static pages. But then came the hard part: deciding which tool to use. The Google query ‘create a blog’ yields approximately 283,000,000 results, so finding the best system to use up until recently proved to be a difficult task. In the end, I decided to go with an open source solution, WordPress, and host it with a free, ad supported service. This didn’t work out. Various components didn’t work, it was unreliable and it was ad-supported. But none of this was WordPress’ fault, and I knew that. This was when I found WordPress.com. It seems the wonderful folks over at WordPress.org were not content with just building a ‘state-of-the-art semantic publishing system’; they wanted to offer free hosting too. Ad-free hosting. The deal seemed too good to be true, but as you read these very words on my WordPress.com blog, you can see it isn’t. After months of toiling away writing bad HTML, finally I’ve discovered blogging Nirvana, and without further a do, here’s your host Henry!


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