24 Jun 2005 06:44 pm
Lockpicking skills should be more common
Someone seems to have tried to force the lock on the passenger side door of my car with a screwdriver or similar. This is really frustrating, especially since nothing was stolen and the ruined lock and dents they caused along the way will cost me far more to fix than the value of anything in the car. You’re really got to wonder about some people, particularly given that I was parked near a busy shopping centre in broad daylight at the time. Luckily I can still open the door from inside, although it’s getting progressively harder to do which is not a good sign.
The humorous part of the whole thing is that the only thing in plain sight within the car was a law textbook.
10 Jun 2005 06:46 pm
Next week the company I’ve been working is over the last few years is having a small party with the team from our biggest customer to ‘celebrate’ our closing down. We’re a few weeks away from finishing up, but most of our staff have already headed off on new adventures, so I’m imagining things will be pretty small and subdued. I’m supposed to bring some garlic bread, but haven’t quite decided if I should try to show off or just go for something really simple.
It’s a pity to see our company end with all of us just walking away (I guess it just doesn’t mesh with my stubborn nature), but I am proud of what we managed to achieve along the way, even if we didn’t win as such. It’s also nice to know that our work will be living on internally for our customers for quite a while to come, even if it’s never going to be taking the world by storm.
Anyway, I guess that’s all there is to say. I’m glad to have worked in company building things I could be proud of, no matter how things end.
Well, that’s one very long running Mac related rumour fulfilled. How long until we get a new Apple PDA?
While I think the move to Intel will work out well for Apple in the long run, I for one will be holding off buying a new Mac until the Intel based ones are out.
This is not, of course, the first mac to ship with an Intel CPU in the box. The PowerMac 6100, in some configurations, shipped with with a PC compatibility card which basically let you boot DOS (or windows versions up to 95 I think) on a 486DX2 processor, and switch between the two running machines with a keystroke. Very cute, but not exactly earth shattering. Amusingly, it looks like the Intel CPU was faster than the real computer CPU in MHz terms (66 vs 60).
Anyway, it’s time to stop living in the past on all fronts it seems.