Well, here I sit and wait.
Yesterday I bought my mini with 2 GB of memory, not one. I am currently typing on the new Apple keyboards. I couldn't decide if I wanted to get the old one or the new one. I said since I'm turning over a new leaf, I might as well go with all the new hotnesses. Of course, I'm dying to get my hands on an iPod to replace my bu$ted a$$ $hit MP3 player that I so over-invested in not so long ago. Live and learn, live and learn.
I'm liking Leopard and actually got to perform the upgrade myself. This came about because CompUSA hadn't received their Leopard DVDs as of 1200 Saturday morning and I was so anxious to get my new baby home that I said “the hell with waiting on you people. I'll upgrade Tiger myself.”
Things have gone really smooth for this being a totally new operating system to me. It took me a minute to get familiarized with X's installation idiom, but so far I've installed Opera, a printer, Open Office (which is really getting on my fucking nerves, so much so that I may just use Google documents or buy iWorks) and a host of other tools.
For what it's worth, Leopard does not
natively support ext3. In fact, I couldn't get it to support the format even with the Source Forge hack. This means that I am having to tar up pieces of the active storage drive and then transfer that to the mini. teh sux0rs! This means that my plan will be delayed for a week or so. In the meantime, I've been bustin' out the few CDs that I have and listening to them via iTunes.
I don't like the way iTunes looks. It takes up too much real estate when it's on the screen, it isn't pretty and I can't expand the stereo field the way I'm used to.
I finished reading East of Eden
by John Steinbeck. I found the book to be poorly written overall and very much drug out. There were enough good passages to not regret having read it, but overall the book was trite and missed every opportunity for a more richer development. Granted, the book was written in the fifties, which, I suppose, makes it a success for it's time. At least I can say that I have read something of Steinbeck's.
My next tome to conquer is the unabridged version of Alexander Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo
. I expect I'll finish that tome before I get a review from stormreaver
on The Twilight of Courage
. That reminds me: I think I'm going to make a list of items that I'm waiting on ehowton
to review and publicly post it somewhere. Someone will have to show me how to create one of those perma-posts that one sees at the top of some of these friends only journals. I wonder how I'll duplicate that behavior in Xanga for cross posting.
I was going to write to you good people this weekend about the art of writing, but I'm spent. That shall have to be added to my ever-growing list of topics to post about, which reminds me: I have a post I need to author concerning The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
and also need to blurb about Kidnapped
Until next time, friends list.