Google has Movie Trailers

11 08 2006

IMO, not quite as pretty as the HD options on Apple.com, but quick and available nonetheless.

Google Video: Trailers

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Summer Wishlist , Part1

24 04 2006

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1. Old 1986 VW Vangon Westfalia Camper – Water-Cooled, PopTop (w/ Stove, sink, fridge, table)

2. New MacBook Pro – CoreDuo 2.16GHz /2GB RAM/ SuperDrive/ 120GB HDD (17" MacBooks available today!)

3. $500 Pre-Paid Gas Card!

4. 7 days vacation with the family – ROAD TRIP!





Dual boot OS X and Windows with Apple’s Bootcamp

6 04 2006

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More and more people are buying and loving Macs. To make this choice simply irresistible, Apple will include technology in the next major release of Mac OS X, Leopard, that lets you install and run the Windows XP operating system on your Mac. Called Boot Camp (for now), you can download a public beta today.





Big Poppa E

21 03 2006

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Big Poppa E – This guy (IMHO) is great! He’s a slam poet with some pretty good stuff. Some of his stuff is comedic, some serious, some strange.

This is the guy that was fired from Apple after performing one of his poems at their annual talent show!

His site has a bunch of free MP3s and QT movies of performances. His Wussy Boy Manifesto is classic! (Oh! Canadian FedEx Lady is the one that got him fired though…)

Check him out here:

LaughingSquid story here:





“A Scanner Darkly” HD trailers up on Apple site!

20 03 2006

Scanner Darkly

720p and 1080p versions of the trailer are available now on Apple’s Trailer Site!

A Scanner Darkly” is set in suburban Orange County, California in a future where America has lost the war on drugs. When one reluctant undercover cop is ordered to start spying on his friends, he is launched on a paranoid journey into the absurd, where identities and loyalties are impossible to decode.

:: Official Move Site





20″ IMac G5 – Wow! But can I connect it to AD?

6 03 2006

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I got my MCSE in NT 4.0 back in ’99. I’ve always been a “Microsoft guy” and have been supporting Windows servers and desktops for a long time. I’ve looked, and tried, to find an alternative OS that I liked and have downloaded numerous ISOs to no avail. Either I lacked the time or lost interest before reformatting my PC back to Windows.

The organization I work for recenly got into the business of operating charter schools (high-school level). If you’ve gone from supporting a business to supporting a school, you’ll know that there are a lot of new challenges to overcome.

One challenge for us was that the kids were interested in music and movie production. We supplied them with a couple of Dell XPS Workstations with 19′ flat panels, video capure cards, and expensive movie/ DVD editing software packages. Do you know what they created? Nothing. There were way to many steps to create/ edit a movie or publish a podcast. These are 15-16 year old kids with the passion and creativity to create something great, only to be stifled by their inexperience with a PC.

I looked at different Linux distros, but that’s even more difficult  for them to use.Then it happened…and at just the right time too I might add…
An Apple sales rep visited a couple of weeks ago to discuss computer options with us. We are currently an all Dell/ XP/ AD organization, so we had little interest in Macs.  They insisted that the new Macs (10.4) played well with AD and would be much easier for the students and provided us with 2 “seed units”. We got 2 – 20″ IMac G5s running Tiger to play with. (2.1GHz PPC – 1Gb RAM).

I opened it up, plugged in the power, keyboard/ mouse, and NIC and powered it up. I opened Safari and was online. Updates were ready to install. So far so good.

I opened GarageBand 3.0 and “Create a Podcast” was an option! IMovie was equally as easy and the 20″ LCD made it a joy to work on. In 10 minutes, without ever using a Mac, I had mapped a few network drives, surfed the web, took pictures using the integrated ISight camera and PhotoBooth and played with widgets with Dashboard. I am really happy they sent it to us and would LOVE to have one for my family! 🙂
Once I get an admin account user/ pass from our sales rep. I will begin the AD integration part. I need these to join AD and be manageable via Group Policy. Any suggestions on how to proceed would be greatly appreciated!





Apple’s Next Announcement

1 03 2006

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Yesterday, with the announcement of the new Mac Mini, Apple has decided to take us in a direction that may be the most significant change in the way we use our TVs since the introduction of the VCR. This is where Apple is going, and what their next major announcement will be.

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