More Books

Another exciting event in the world of Books What I've Read! I know it's difficult, but you must try and remain calm. It's just not polite to freak out and issue forth spontaneous outbursts of pure excitement.

Especially when only wearing pants. (No more details available on request, you don't want to know.)

This week sees the dispatching of

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Muppets

Ok, so this has a few swear words in, and it's turning this blog into a Facebook-a-like, but what the hell, it made us laugh at work..

The last twenty seconds are pure genius.

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Face Cat

Ok ok, I know that cat pix are a cardinal sin when blogging.. or is it that they are so kitsch as to be acceptable now? I can never remember, and more to the point, I don’t care either way. Whilst looking for *anything* to do to fill my long and empty Sunday afternoon I dumped all the pictures on my camera into iPhoto. Along the way, I noticed a picture of Kit(cat) that was mildly amusing and somewhat cute.

So here it is.

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Maybe I should set him up his own Facebook profile? Hmmm….

Oh, and hello to the person who Googled for “Garry from facebook” and ended up here. I hope I was the right Garry. I mean, there can’t be that many of us 🙂

Cool Car

Seeing as in a few years global warming will have turned the UK into to tropical paradise, I thought I’d post this for posterity and to remind me how things were in the good old days when winter was cold.

As I left the house the other morning to begin my epic battle against both the public and their transport, I noticed that the car was a bit chilly.

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Brrr.

So, there you go; proof that it was cold once, all the eco-mentalists were right, and that I have to leave too damn early to go to work.

And, I’ve finished another book. T’was ok, but a little hard to follow in places due to a combination of similar sounding Norwegian names, some slight schizophrenia and jumping between 1944 and 2000.

 

Spot the difference

You know, I spend more time than is sensible thinking up these blog titles but this one is particular fitting as I've just upgraded my MacBook to the latest OS X version, called Leopard. (See what I did there, with the 'spot' bit?) And, for those who take a quick look at the new version, the differences will be quite hard to spot.

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In fairness, I've not explored the much touted 300 improvements that much, but seeing as some of those are miniscule changes to existing apps, I doubt I ever will.

Immediately obvious are the shiny new Dock and consistent application windows (at last!). Less obvious, and in an approach that seems to be the exact opposite of Microsoft's, the majority of the changes are behind the scenes with full 64 bit, Unix POSIX compliance and what seems like a complete overhaul of the networking code. Of course we still get some cool features like Time Machine and Spaces (othewise known as virtual desktops to the beardy types) so the ponytailed types are as happy as the beardies.

For a a lot more detail, may I recommend the Ars Technica Review.

Me? I'm still breaking it in kinda like a new pair of shoes. Some parts are still uncomfortable but on the whole, OS X is still my platform of choice and one that has yet to induce the Kermit the Frog style hand waving episodes that Windows and Linux did.

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