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Archive for February, 2006

February slipping by

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

I’m writing from Calgary, and I can’t believe February is almost gone. Last week at the client was an exercise in frustration with a simple software installation taking the entire week due to locked down security (I couldn’t seen see the directory where our log files were written), configuration missteps, and hardware problems. And it […]

More Mac Setup and catchup

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

It’s been about 10 days since I updated this. Guess it’s about time. I’ve spent several nights over the last week and half trying to get the Mac setup. So many things that are easy on Windows are hard on the Mac and vice-versa. We got iTunes set up to run through the stereo with […]

Toy Troubles

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

The new (to me) Mac arrived yesterday. It’s beautiful; I’d forgotten how many little touches Apple thinks of – like the connector on the power supply that lets it be used with or without a cord, or the calculator application that includes conversions and a programmer mode. On the other hand, I’d forgotten many of […]