December 16, 2007

Ow. Quit it. Ow. Quit it.

Leopard just keeps biting me. This afternoon DockSyncClient was taking up 90% of my CPU every few seconds until I went and removed one of my weather widgets. WTF?

Just now I tried to copy something to my .Mac account. It got 90% of the way through, then the copy stalled. No network traffic. Clicking the cancel button locked up the Finder. No problem, I'll just kick it. Nope, it wouldn't re-launch (nor was it even running any more). Of course, the Copy window was still there....No problem, I'll just log out. Nope. It wouldn't do that either. I had to reboot. I love how user-land processes can take out the entire machine. What is this, Windows?!?!

I'd go back to Tiger if I could. Sigh.

Oh, yeah, and every time I restart the machine, Spotlight re-crawls it. Every time. Yay.

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December 8, 2007

Yes, I am.

Joana and I went to see Kathy Griffin last week in Cupertino. Hys-terical. She's simply awesome (and yes, I am straight). Perhaps the funnier moments were her anecdotes about boy-toy Woz, who was obviously a crowd favorite (being, well, in Cupertino). It guess it didn't surprise me when she asked the crowd how many people were millionaires and the number of people that actually clapped. Really? You feel the need to respond? I guess those are the same people that drive BMWs with vanity plates. Oh wait.

The Slingbox looks really interesting. I may have to ask for one for xmas. In an interesting twist on time-shifting and long-distance romance, it will allow Jo and I to watch TV together off my TiVo. I'm sure they never thought of that. Now all we need is a teleporter.

Google continues to do really cool stuff. I'm sorry, as a user I think it's cool.

Kudos to Marc Cuban for fighting DirecTV and keeping HDNet on the regular HD package, rather than the $5.99/mo HD Extras package. I'm a shameless fanboi, I admit it (yes, I'm straight).

We're spinning Camino 1.6a1 and it should be out in the next week or so. I hope now that Gadgets has shipped I'll be able to spend some more time helping the cause. Leading two projects at once (not counting Camino) is not fun, let me tell you. Add that to teaching my class and.....thankfully Jo is still talking to me.

Posted by pinkerton at 1:05 PM