March 3rd, 2008


Daily Zen

In the still night by the vacant window,
Wrapped in monk’s robe I sit in meditation.
Navel and nostrils lines up straight;
Ears paired to the slope of the shoulders.
Window whitens – the moon comes up;
Rain’s stopped, but drops go on dripping.
Wonderful – the moon of this moment,
Distant, vast.

- Ryokan (1758–1831)

The Woz Disses Apples Latest Offerings

Steve Wozniak, while in Sydney, disses the MacBook Air, iPhone and AppleTV.

Wozniak, who created the Apple I and Apple II computers in the mid-1970s but ended his full-time employment with the company in the late '80s, said he was puzzled by the lack of 3G support on the iPhone and that he didn't believe the MacBook Air would be a hit.

Wozniak, who created the Apple I and Apple II computers in the mid-1970s but ended his full-time employment with the company in the late '80s, said he was puzzled by the lack of 3G support on the iPhone and that he didn't believe the MacBook Air would be a hit.

Woz disses the latest from the fruit company

*And I don't blame him. The Air is a very niche-y product, and may not have broad appeal. Where the hell is 3G for the iPhone? And that 24hr thing for rentals on AppleTV is so, well, 20th century...*
  • Current Music
    Murasaki Reibo - Stan Richardson - Shakuhachi Meditation Music
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G'morning, Coffee

Even Though Spring Has Sprung

In Southeast Texas(just have a look at the oak trees in my yard. They are spitting their leaves like it is April or something), the day has turned out to be particularly nasty.

Rainy and cold. The temperature has dropped about 20 degrees since I got up this morning. Late. Brrrr. And it may F-f-f-freeze tonight.

Don't think I'll be spending much time in the garage today. It's okay, I need to pay some bills and and look at finances anyway.

Talked to my sister in Florida in the last week. I'm gonna have to make a trip over to pick up the stuff they've been storing for me. SOON. Thought I'd ask the The Offspring if she's up for a road trip...She probably will decline as she's busy with BooTown things. If she ain't willing to go, then I'll need to fly over and rent a truck to drive back. So I should call her today so's I can start making plans to get ov-ah theah.

I do wish I had gotten up earlier though. I missed the trash pickup this morning.

Gonna have to forgo the shorts and short sleeves I've been wearing over the weekend and put on some (warmer) clothes...Baby it's C-c-c-cold outside!
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Drinkin' Buddies

Bubba and Earl were driving down the road drinking a couple of bottles of Budweiser.

Bubba, said, 'Lookey thar up ahead, Earl, it's a police roadblock!! We're gonna get busted fer drinkin' these here beers!'

'Don't worry,' Earl said. 'We'll just pull over and finish drinkin' these beers, then peel off the label and stick it on our foreheads then throw the bottles under the seat.' Just let me do the talkin'.'

They finished their beers, threw the empties out of sight and put the labels on each of their foreheads.

When they reached the roadblock, the sheriff said, "Howdy boys, ya'll been drinkin'?"

"No sir," said Earl while pointing at the labels. "Me and Bubba's on the Patch."
  • Current Music
    Reed Fence - Stan Richardson - Shakuhachi Meditation Music
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I Went By

The Fruit Company Store tonight in the mall. I needed to pick up a copy of TurboTax. While I was there I also picked up another Airport Express. These little jewels let you extend your wireless network or create a new network for up to 10 users or connect a USB or ethernet connected printer or just connect so you can play iTunes through powered speakers or your stereo...

I had one of these setup in the living room until I got my Bose set on the laptop in the office. They sound almost as good as my big speakers in the living room. Probably better if you want to know the truth. But I haven't done a side by side with them.

I took the old set of PC speakers and set 'em up in the garage. So I moved the living room gadget with them. They sound good for the garage.

I set the new one up in the bedroom (where I am now) to play through the stereo system in there. So I can has iTunes in my office, garage, and bedroom...

Coolness. Just need a uni-remote in here. Got a program on my palm Life Drive that works, though so maybe after I retire it, it will be able to live in the bedroom. If it ain't dead.

Any wayyyyys. I got a change to goof a bit with a couple of different models of the new Air Lappie.

And while it is a sweet machine. It ain't for everyone. It certainly isn't for me. It is light. Really light. Something around three pounds. A regular laptop weighs from 5 to eight pounds. And it could make a difference in your backpack.

But with only a USB port (no firewire), micro DVI and an audio out port, it is kinda spare for a gadget happy guy like me. Plus no internal CD or DVD...You can buy an an option. And the 64GB solid state (flash) drive does just fricken SCREAM! It will add another thousand to the already bloated *IMHO* price.

Nice machine ~ just to many minuses for me. Besides, I am perfectly happy with my MBP.

I'm off to dream land...
  • Current Music
    Gael's Song - Masayuki Koga - Eastwind (Japanese Shakuhachi Music)
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