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Tue 13 Apr 2004

The Mac is so good

Category : Commentary/theMacIsSoGood.txt

It's evening and energy levels are getting low. I've just finished the spam filters and mail stats installer for the Xserve, building on the Postfix Enabler framework. Finished testing on the TiBook. Time to move it to the Xserve. It's the moment of truth. Will it work?

But before that, maybe it's time for some iTunes. And my life flashes past. I've got all of my CDs on iTunes - every song I've ever loved. From Sandy Lam to Van Morrison to Jackson Brown. It feels so good. Even over the noise from the Xserve.

But did the code work? Yes. The Xserve is so fast, the installer loaded the spam filters and everything needed to generate the mail stats in under thirty seconds. Try doing this manually, even if you're a Linux expert.

The Mac is so good. No fiddling with Sound Blaster Cards. From Unix to Gloria Estefan to James Taylor ("I don't want to be lonely tonight"). It's never let me down in twenty years as a Mac user. Why do the IT guys hate it so much? I don't care. It's Rod Steward, Tonight's the Night, and I'm going home.

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