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miniMax0r acquired [Oct. 28th, 2007|11:07 pm]
Tomas Gallucci
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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.
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[User Picture]From: fabrizzo
2007-10-29 07:46 pm (UTC)
You know... you kind of remind me of that guy from "A Confederacy of Dunces". Please. You really ought to let us know about the art of writing.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2007-10-29 08:14 pm (UTC)
A Confederacy of Dunces
I'm not familar with that one.

You really ought to let us know about the art of writing.
That post is coming soon. Is there anything in particular you want to know about or are you polietely telling me to give the Mac stuff a rest?
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[User Picture]From: fabrizzo
2007-10-29 10:06 pm (UTC)
Read "A Confederacy of Dunces". Then you will understand.

More Mac stuff. You are funny.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2007-10-29 10:43 pm (UTC)
Since you won't tell me, I have no choice but to read A Confederacy of Dunces.

How is my Mac stuff funny?
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2007-10-30 12:36 am (UTC)
Well, for starters, you're unhappy with how a product looks. How very juvenile. Does it work well? Who cares? It looks funny. Nice.

Secondly, what exactly has you ire concerning OpenOffice? I mean, its a freaking breeze to install and use. So which part (again, exactly) is messing you up? OSX is billed as the simplest operating system in existence. Why am I not surprised that YOU don't understand it?
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2007-10-30 03:32 am (UTC)
Ok, by your reasoning, you're saying that it doesn't matter if the girl is but ugly, just so long as she has the genitilla for the job. That means, sir, given half the chance you'd have sex with this:



What irked me about Open Office is that it hadd to create an Xterm window before the application could launch. This resulted in much latency between time of opening program and having a usable program which means I'm a very unhappy camper.

I am going at OS X blindly. I should have bought a book so I can more quickly navigate. Oh well. Time will tell.
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[User Picture]From: fabrizzo
2007-10-30 07:25 am (UTC)
The ITunes window has a '+' symbol up by the 'x' and '-'. This '+' will create a smaller windows, which has buttons that allows you to move forward, or backwards, between songs. It even tells you what song you are on! Now, if you are complaining about how ITunes takes up too much space when you fullscreen a video or something, then you have issues. But that small 'docking' window ought to be all you need.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2007-10-30 10:48 am (UTC)
no, I'm not complaining about the size of iTunes. I'm complainging that it's not Winamp and isn't skinnable as such. But I'm learning to like it.

But yes, clicking the + to make a window smaller is funny.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2007-10-30 03:33 am (UTC)
Speaking of the Mac, have you upgraded to Lepoard?
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From: snapper521
2007-10-30 05:16 pm (UTC)
I came and read your post, but I really haven't much to say concerning it.

Eric does need to review that stuff, but he's a busy man. Don't rush progress. :-)

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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2007-10-30 08:25 pm (UTC)
What progress? Howton's doing great if he makes it out of his front door without hurting himself.
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From: snapper521
2007-10-31 04:21 pm (UTC)
*laugh* Oh come on, it can't be THAT bad...
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2007-10-31 07:25 pm (UTC)
If you only knew.
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From: snapper521
2007-11-01 09:12 pm (UTC)
bleh.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2007-11-08 01:58 am (UTC)
Any updates? Things you like, things you hate? Speed good, glad to have Leopard? Best OS on the planet or still missing your XP box? Tell all!
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