Friday, December 30, 2005

GPX2 or GP2X

Have you seen this LINUX machine?!?

$180 (SD card not included)
USB 2.0
2 AA batteries needed
3.5" TFT LCD - 320x240
Plays 720x480 movies without any re-encoding as the GP2X scaling chip will resize automatically to fit the screen

Here are the specs:

$160 for a 2GB SD card

More info:

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

MAC OSX Tiger 10.4.3

I have been away from the MACOS approx 6 years now. And here it is, my first day with the Apple Tiger OS and it is beautiful. However, below is a list of probs I have so far. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
-cannot toggle to a docked finder window, you HAVE to click on it to open
-cannot rename files/folders within dialog window of an application
-i drag and drop a file 2 folders in from that directory (in column view), and the last two columns go blank! why?
-problem with burning a DVD with Apple OSX - doesnt tell you how much over you are on the DVD
-why do you have to hit apple+delete to delete a file? why not just 1 button delete key?
-No cut and paste option for files (takes longer to move files).
-Browsing for files from Safari to upload to a website is not intuitive. The folder structure is weird.
-Apple+tab to change between apps only switches to that app - not directly to the doc that is open with that app (text edit, safari and prolly more).
-Applications stay open even after you close the main window - Safari for example. The app is still hogging ram. Why?
-Cannot toggle between windows by Apple+tab. Example: 2 word docs open.
-There is no refresh option for Finder windows.
-Finder windows do not have a memory of overall size or column sizes?
-Do we have to type a password to install any application? Really great if it was an option and not a have to.
-The 2 delete keys do not have the same functionality. Why is this?

*Im not sayin that WIN XP is any better, and I have yet to try LINUX. The problem is that several of my friends have bragged about how much better the MAC OS is. So far, I greatly disagree.

Scoop: The Inside Dope on Steve Jobs' Weird Keynote
Microsoft to end Mac support in Windows Media?
Apple close window/app
MAC OSX keyboard shortcuts
mac osx modify finder window
Steve Jobs (Apple CEO) movie posters

Friday, December 16, 2005

LIVE BANDS (ive seen)

Bands Ive seen live (almost in chrono-order)
01 Sugarcubes @Six Flags
02 New Order @Six Flags
03 Duran Duran
04 Pink Floyd
05 NIN @Masquerade
06 Lenny Kravitz
07 Sting @Lakewood
08 Lucious Jackson @Roxy
09 Smashing Pumpkins @Philips Arena
10 Kiss @Philips Arena
11 Fishbone
12 2 Skinny J's @Masquerade
13 Orbital @Tabernacle
14 the Crystal Method @Tabernacle
15 Whitey Ford AKA Everlast @Tabernacle
16 Sugar Ray @ Tabernacle
17 Rahzel @ Variety Playhouse
18 the Roots @ Roxy
19 Rage Against the Machine @ Phillips Arena
20 John Mayer @ Eddies Attic
21 LIVE @ Lakewood
22 Counting Crows @ Lakewood
23 Chris Robinson & the New Earth Mud @ Variety Playhouse
24 Uknown Hinson @ Smiths Olde Bar
25 Gogol Bordello @ 40 watt
26 Coldplay - 09/28/05 @ Phillips Arena
27 Electric Eel Shock - 10/03/05 @ Earl
28 Iron & Wine w/Calexio -12/16/05 @ Variety Playhouse w/Joy,Lisa,Todd
and various local ATL bands
*thanks to Lisa for jogging my memory, and to HopDog for all the music goodness

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Snow flurries?

So I still dont have a car. Damnit!!! Well this time I found a couple of 2002 Honda Civics that met my requirements. I went back to the Honda because I was burned on my 1st two trials at picking various cars that I thought may do. Both turned out to be lemons. A 95 Nissan Maxima and a 98 Subaru Forrester.
The first Civic, and what I thought was the best option - was sold before I could get a carchecker to run diagnostics on the car. Im not spending $3k or more without getting a pro to examine the car. The second Civic, I went to the dealership, put $2k down contigent on the car checking out perfectly on the diagnostics. It didnt check out perfectly - even tho they assured me twice that it would. I patiently await their return call to work out this problem...

But for now - I smile and begin packing, because I'll be snowboarding tomorrow at Hunter Mtn in upstate NY.