Apr 23 2004
We’re flying to Belgium tomorrow (Belgi

Apr 21 2004
Is Apple finally coming on track with updated
hardware? After the eMac update, it certainly starts to look that way with these
models: 1.5 GHz PowerBooks with 4x DVDr, standard built in BT
& AE, upgraded graphics, … 1.25 GHz iBooks with optional 4x
SuperDrive (!) and POE (Power over Ethernet) AirPort Extreme Base
Station
.

Time to roll out the updated G5’s and displays!
Next week?

For the pro users there’s also plenty to peruse: DVD Studio Pro
3, Final Cut Pro HD, Motion, Shake 3.5
and XSAN (storage area network)

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Apr 21 2004

This wouldn’t be any news in Europe, but while we’re driving on a local highway towards Bangor, my eyes spotted a Dutch tag on a truck driving a bit ahead of us. Can’t be! Sure is. Yellow tag, black lettering BD-BP-79, NL country sticker & Frisian flag (northern Dutch province)

Somebody is doing some serious sightseeing with their off-road capable Mercedes truck. I hope for them spring speeds up a little, as there’s hardly any green and all the parks are still closed.

That Frisian flag certainly gave me a smile as I was revisiting Friesland through wonderful memories of windsurfing & icesurfing trips :)

Apr 21 2004

The first flowers in our area (besides stores). Some Easter Lillies
in the landlord’s flower bed.

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Apr 15 2004
The new
support area
is one welcome and good looking update. Oh, and if you
haven’t been to the discussion area in a while, it had a major
overhaul some months ago.

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Apr 14 2004
A depressed single woman’s house is foreclosed by mistake and sold at
auction to an immigrant family. Neither are aware of how their lives are about
to change as the story unravels to it’s final conclusion.

A very
good movie: 4+ The twists and turns will keep you guessing beyond the final
moment.

Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley … directed by
Vadim Perelman
House Of Sand And Fog – Drama – Widescreen -
English – R [ Netflix - Walmart ]

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Apr 14 2004
One of our favorite movies. Circumstances bring a Cuckoo (Finnish
sniper), a Russian soldier and a Lappi girl together in rural Finland near the
end of World War II. The cuckoo is a very charming movie about three people with
different languages, backgrounds, cultures and agendas. Highly
recommended.

Starring: Anni-Christina Juuso, Ville Haapasalo …
directed by Aleksandr Rogozhkin
The
Cuckoo
– World – Russian, Suomi – Subtitles – PG13 [ Netflix
- Walmart
]

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Apr 13 2004
You may have heard that Virex 7.5 beta is available for those who’d like
to test it. So, I gave it a whirl for a few days. It’s under NDA, so I can’t
disclose anything specific. I’ll just say it’s a step in the right direction,
but don’t waste your time & resources. And that you can take very literal.

McAfee, my feedback is ready and I’ll gladly consult on a few things
as well.

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Apr 13 2004
I couldn’t believe it when I heard it. Some people have certainly not
been doing the job they were paid for! 42 different systems within one
organization?! TILT.

… and I thought over a decade ago that 3
different organizations with 5 different systems was bad!

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Apr 13 2004
If you are in the market for an Apple eMac, things just got a little
sweeter today: $999 for a 1.25 GHz G4 + 80 GB HDD + 8x SuperDrive model. Yes, an
8x SuperDrive! A first for an Apple computer, and it’s introduced on the low-end
machine first. Most people will agree such DVD burner should have been part of
the G5 series for a long time already, but, after a long period without hardware
updates, this hopefully is the start of things to come :)

Those
waiting for iMac, PowerMac and display updates will hopefully see those soon.

(…I wouldn’t bet any money on new PowerBooks)

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