One more thing….

Microsoft, OSX, Safari, WWDC07
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.
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Keynote….

Apple, OSX, WWDC07
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:New Desktop (New Menu bar, New Dock, Stacks, consistent window look, prominent active window).New Finder (New sidebar, search other macs and servers, shared computers, back to my mac, cover flow).Quicklook64-bit (64-bit cocoa, one version runs 32 and 64 bit apps side-by-side).Core Animation.Boot Camp.Spaces.IChat (AAC-LD for audio, tabbed chats, photo booth effects, ichat theater, backdrops).Timemahine.Hmm maybe I missed this.....All this fun can be had for $129. But you have to wait 'til october.
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WWDC Day1 – Keynote

Apple, OSX, WWDC07
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!!!
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San Francisco here I come….

Apple, OSX, WWDC07
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.
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OSX Keyboard Shortcuts

Apple, Microsoft, OSX
Head over to rixstep.com and have a peek at their list, detailing a ton of keyboard shortcuts for OS X (and also ones for Windows XP). The list has your standard shortcuts and some "super secret" ones that the author has collected overtime. Did you know you can hold down the "shift" key after login to prevent startup items from opening?
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Bigdisk…

Apple, Final Cut Pro, Xsan, XServe, XServe Raid
I did not get a chance to post this last night as I was totally smashed. At 7:43 pm last night this was the scene in our machine room. A happy XSAN of 13TB being burned in for the next 12-hours. It's 9:30 am now and I just stopped my abusive dd command (dd if=/dev/zero of=/Volumes/RAID/crap.null bs=32m count=4096000). The filesize is 10TB with a 220MB/s write throughput (non-optimized) and I think the system has passed the test. Now for the real test Final Cut Pro Editing......
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Google gears app No. 2 is out

Gears, Google, Microsoft
In and of itself this might not be big news, but I think it is the trickle that will eventually turn into a flood, so put on your life jackets.....I warned you.As a follow up on my earlier story on how google will use gears to move in on Microsoft's domination of the desktop, here is the story of the first non-google app to use gears. Remember the Milk is a popular online todo list that until yesterday needed a network connection to it's backend to work properly, but that's not true anymore.They have paired up with google to provide a seamless online/offline experience for their users. The offline experience will allow you to view your todo lists, add tasks, edit tasks, search your tasks, create Smart Lists, and do…
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The Iceberg hits Toronto

Photography, Toronto
ROM_Crystal_opening_wide_crowd_02, originally uploaded by wvs. Okay, so I missed this event. This is a shot of festivities at the opening of Royal Ontario Museums new extension, lovingly known as the "Iceberg". Image credit goes to Sam Javanrouh, my new favourite torontonian shutterbug. Check out his main site Daily Dose of Imagery, absolutely fantastic stuff.
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Bill, google is coming to getcha…

Ajax, Firefox extension, Gears, Google, Javascript, Microsoft
Well, here is my prediction after digesting most of the content that came out of G-Day. Google Gears will soon make MS Office (and for that matter most "installed" applications) obsolete. Google’s Gears homepage explains that Gears is ... Google in a press release states that Gears “marks an important step in the evolution of web applications because it addresses a major user concern: availability of data and applications when there’s no Internet connection available, or when a connection is slow or unreliable.” They go on to say that making the browser environment more powerful is increasingly important (Google snatched up a couple of Firefox developers – this makes even more sense in the light of this announcement).Well I guess at this point we can just wait and see. Let's…
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