Archive for July, 2005

Windows Vista Screenshots

Windows Vista Beta screenshots straight from Microsoft. I welcome any update to Windows. The search looks a lot like Spotlight and the start menu styling looks like a darker, but otherwise identical version of Mac’s Aqua theme.

From the Mouth of PC Magazine

An interesting article about the possible start of the end of the dominance of the Windows OS. In particular this quote:

“Right now, and as much as x86 users do not want to admit it, the Mac OS is already better [and has been since 2001! -Tim] than Windows in its modern look and feel as well as its functionality. I see too many smart people with Mac laptops nowadays.”

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Oh, the Irony…

Apple and IBM, side by side
Brandon’s G5 and an IBM box.

CityTeam furnished Brandon and I with brand new PC’s. My Compaq was replaced by a faster 2.8 ghz IBM, which looks funny sitting next to my Mac, given Apple’s recent breakup with IBM for their future processors. It’s obvious, from the juxtaposition, which of the two companies spends millions in research and development, including the styling of their boxes, because man, IBM’s machine is just horrid, especially when placed right next to the minimal, industrial, anodized-alumninum design of a G5 PowerMac. |inline

Anybody for FREE Lifetime Web Hosting…and a FREE iPod Shuffle?

[UPDATE] Brandon is now offering a 512mb iPod Shuffle on top of the free lifetime web hosting to the the winner of the contest!
AND, for those of you who know what it is (hi Phil), he offers Ruby on Rails with his web hosting.

My buddy Brandon owns his own web hosting company, Arbini.net and is looking to give away some free lifetime web hosting! To enter the contest, all you have to do is come up with suggestions for a new name and identity for his web hosting business… |inline

Don’t Drop Your Camera

I take a lot of pictures, and now that Chesney has her ebay business going, my 20D has been seeing a lot of use. I’ve put it off for far to long–after I dropped my camera onto pavement the second time (yes, the second time), I decided it was time to pay money and buy a decent camera gear bag that would hold all my stuff safely.

Tamrac Model 706
The Tamrac 706 in all its glory.

I already have a holster bag in case I want to only bring my camera, and liked backpacks, but didn’t like that they didn’t make the camera readily available, so I decided on a shoulder bag…one like Lem’s Canon bag. I visited the local camera shop and checked out the models that they had on hand. The Lowepros were nice and are pretty popular in the forums, but were a little pricey. Tamrac had some bags that were comparable but cheaper, so I found one that I liked which was the right size for my camera system: the Tamrac 706 |inline

230 Years of Awesomeness

Happy Independence Day! (Which is a much better title for a holiday than “4th of July”). Raise your glass to the most prosperous and successful nation on the planet.