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Last day in San Francisco…..

datePosted on 17:23, August 12th, 2007 by Many Ayromlou


Okay so this was a while back, but I finally finished touching up the pictures I took while in San Francisco (WWDC07). These were shot in around 3rd/4th/5th and Market St., at the Golden Gate Park and the Japanese Tea Garden. Click this link and take a peak. You can also have a look at the rest of the gallery using this link.

A Visit to the Computer History Museum….

datePosted on 11:40, July 6th, 2007 by Many Ayromlou


While in San Francisco during WWDC, I had a chance to drop by the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. Let me tell you, it is one of the best museums I’ve been to in a while. Not only is it free, but it will take you back through the entire history of computing and calculating devices. I took a lot of pictures while there, so you can take a peek at them in the following gallery.

Pictures: WWDC bash featuring Ozomatli

datePosted on 20:38, June 22nd, 2007 by Many Ayromlou


Well it took a little while to get these out the door, but I think you’ll agree, the wait was well worth it. These are 60 of the best (out of a collection of 1228) pictures I took on thursday night (June 14, 2007) during Apple’s WWDC07 bash. I think 5% keepers is a pretty good number…right. Well enough talk, click and jump to my gallery site.

Mac OS X Leopard Server features

datePosted on 01:57, June 12th, 2007 by Many Ayromlou

In addition to discussing several new features for the consumer edition of Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), Apple has disclosed some new functionality for Mac OS X 10.5 Server, also scheduled to ship in October. Among them: a wiki server; Podcast Producer; Spotlight (find content stored on other servers); and a new iCal Server, based on the CalDAV open standard. Leopard Server can also automatically configure Leopard clients for use on the server, including file sharing, Mail, iCal, iChat, Address Book and VPN settings.

There is also a built-in Network Health Check, a new Server Preferences application and a server status Dashboard widget.The new iCal Server can interface iCal 3 in Leopard, Mozilla’s Sunbird and OSAF’s Chandler. Spotlight Server delivers search results of content stored on mounted network volumes. Content indexing is done automatically and transparently on the serverCore services also see an update in Mac OS X 10.5 Server. Apache 2, MySQL 5, Postfix, Cyrus, Podcast Producer and QuickTime Streaming Server will be 64-bit.

Other new features include Server Admin 4 with new file sharing and permission controls; iChat Server 2 to securely communicate over instant messaging; External Accounts to enable Leopard users to store their home directory on an external FireWire or USB portable drive; a new System Imaging Utility that uses a workflow-based editor to create customized images that can include Boot Camp partitions; Xgrid 2 for ad hoc distributed computing in environments without dedicated controllers, and QuickTime Streaming Server 6 with support for 3GPP Release 6 bit rate adaptation.

Mac OS X 10.5 Server will carry a price of $500 for a 10-client edition and $1000 for an unlimited-client edition.

MacNN | WWDC: Mac OS X Leopard Server features

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Oh and one last thing….

datePosted on 20:40, June 11th, 2007 by Many Ayromlou




iPhone, aka. Apple Inc.’s Achilles Heel. Well, just about everyone was waiting for a SDK for the bloody thing. They wanted to rush to the AT&T store on June 29, buy a iPhone and start developing real software for it. You know, the kind of software that is actually useful. Well Apple’s idea of software development is this:

“You don’t touch our phone, you just use AJAX and HTML and design webpages that can be loaded (using wireless) on the phone”. Now I have no idea how this qualifies as a Application development platform, but according to Apple it does.

One more thing….

datePosted on 19:35, June 11th, 2007 by Many Ayromlou



Itunes download package for windows just grew in size. You will now be force fed Safari as part of this download. I have absolutely no idea why the hell apple would want to do this….or for that matter, why would I want to run Safari under windows. I thought the Mac guy was supposed to be lean and mean, not like the bloated PC guy who can’t even move his butt around because of all the “included” software.

Keynote….

datePosted on 19:19, June 11th, 2007 by Many Ayromlou






Okay so Stevie did his keynote…..10 “new” things about Apple’s OSX Leopard. Well more like 3 news things and 7 recycled things….you decide:

  1. New Desktop (New Menu bar, New Dock, Stacks, consistent window look, prominent active window).
  2. New Finder (New sidebar, search other macs and servers, shared computers, back to my mac, cover flow).
  3. Quicklook
  4. 64-bit (64-bit cocoa, one version runs 32 and 64 bit apps side-by-side).
  5. Core Animation.
  6. Boot Camp.
  7. Spaces.
  8. IChat (AAC-LD for audio, tabbed chats, photo booth effects, ichat theater, backdrops).
  9. Timemahine.
  10. Hmm maybe I missed this…..

All this fun can be had for $129. But you have to wait ’til october.

WWDC Day1 – Keynote

datePosted on 11:37, June 11th, 2007 by Many Ayromlou




Started lineing up at 7:00 am this morning. Front of the line people actually were here at 5:00 am….Now that takes some dedication. NOT ME!!!! Anyways some shots of the massive lines outside/inside and upstairs at the Moscone West. It’s 8:40 am right now and we’re all waiting….good pastaries, lots of coffee and juice…..YUM!!!

San Francisco here I come….

datePosted on 01:41, June 11th, 2007 by Many Ayromlou


So I’m back at my hotel –after getting my badge, bag, t-shirt and dinner– and am getting ready to go to bed early. Need to be in line for WWDC keynote tomorrow at 6:00 am. Now that is fully 3 hours before the keynote, I better get a seat in the main Ballroom. We’ll see what Stevie announces tomorrow….Let me guess, a damn SDK for the damn iPhone. That better not be true. I am predicting today that iPhone will fall flat.