Tue 14 Mar 2006
Category : Commentary/comiclife.txt
So, following on from the previous post, it's quite possible that you can get great music coming out of your PC, too. But what about this? Comic Life - I've been exploring the applications that came with the iMac Core Duo and I did this in about five minutes ...
I was showing my kid what we can do on our Macs, now that he's inherited my old iBook.
I believe that being able to tell a good story is one of our most enduring traits as human beings - it goes all the way back to Homer and the Tao Te Ching.
More than even mastery over technology, our story-telling skill has been at the heart of how we came to be inspired, cajoled and organised to make progress through the ages.
That's what all the arguments about Macs vs PCs have missed out - the access to the tradition of design, story-telling, and aesthetics that one is exposed to when one is using a Mac.
Now, how could a techie possibly understand that? That's why we're always going to be arguing at cross-purposes.
But I don't care anymore. I don't care to give my kid a headstart in technology. I only hope that he'll be able to tell a good story. Because that will stand him in good stead for the rest of his life.
If music be the food of love
Category : Commentary/soulofthenewmachine.txt
Probably the view point that is most diametrically opposed to mine, in terms of what one sees when one works on a Mac, is AnandTech's. While Anand Lal Shimpi sees the iMac in terms of capacitors and chassis and SATA drives, I don't even know what SATA means or where it is on the Mac.
What I see is a slot on the right hand edge of the screen where I feed in my wife's music CDs into it. She's so impressed with the sound coming out of the iMac Core Duo that she wants her music on it, too.
So I have Sandy Lam, David Tao, A-Do, Jeff Chang, Ukelele, and friends joining my 70s-era music while we work. That's one thing I owe my wife - my introduction to great Chinese music. That's why we love our Mac. That's our life we've loaded onto it.
Category : Technology/MailServe2dot1.txt
I've implemented a split view in MailServe 2.1, to separate the Aliases and Access pair of fields from the Virtual and Custom Postfix Settings fields.
Also, in this release. the included POP and IMAP binaries are now all Universal Binaries.
If you are running MailServe on an Intel Mac, just use the Red Cross to re-enable the Enable buttons and you will be able to replace the current POP and IMAP executables with Universal Binaries.
You can download it now :