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Teeny Mac mini

Received a Mac mini review unit from Apple today. The only spare monitor I had lying around is this old 17-inch Apple Studio Display CRT, which made for a nice “old vs. new” size comparison (click for larger picture). As minis start arriving to people who ordered them early, a lot of first-hand information has ...

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Teeny Mac mini

Received a Mac mini review unit from Apple today. The only spare monitor I had lying around is this old 17-inch Apple Studio Display CRT, which made for a nice “old vs. new” size comparison (click for larger picture). As minis start arriving to people who ordered them early, a lot of first-hand information has ...

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Well, It’s Official

Saw on CNN.com this morning that Bush has taken the pledge and started his second term. I’m going to try my best to stay away from the news and coverage of his extravagent inauguration. I understand that all that money ($40 million) is going toward rewarding and schmoozing fat cats who are benefiting from Bush’s ...

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Great Cause, Great Customer Service

This month I’m going to pay off two credit cards (yay!!!), so I’m making sure that any recurring charges to those cards are being moved off to my one remaining card. One of those charges is a monthly donation to a great local charity: Feed Washington provides food for hungry children in Washington state. As ...

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Some Initial iMovie HD & iDVD 5 Notes

I’m back from Macworld Expo, my head swimming from the announcements at the show and the work I now have coming up. As we wait for iLife ’05 to be released on January 22, I wanted to jot down some notes on what’s new in iMovie HD and iDVD 5 that are worth mentioning. iMovie ...

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Macworld Coverage in Seattle Times

I’m at Macworld Expo this week, and wrote an article yesterday for the Seattle Times about the announcements made at the keynote: Apple goes “mini” with Mac, tiny iPod. It’s been a while since I’ve had to write an article on a short deadline (about 1.5 hours); my editor, who no doubt does this stuff ...

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iLife ’05 Announced at Macworld Expo

I’m back in my hotel room here in San Francisco after a whirlwind day at Macworld Expo. To my surprise, most of the expo rumors came true: Mac mini, iPod shuffle, and iWork ’05. That also means the imminent arrival (January 22) of iLife ’05, which includes iMovie HD and iDVD 5, as well as ...

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At Macworld Expo

I’m in San Francisco for Macworld Expo, so I don’t know how often I’ll be posting. The joke here is that I don’t post often enough to really get away with saying that, but I wanted to say it anyway.

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Insight into the GOP’s Social Security Scare

I’ve been loosely following the recent discussion about the White House’s desire to phase out Social Security. Although for years I’ve quietly expected that Social Security will be gone by the time I’ve eligible to benefit from it, I’ve never really focused on the issue. But now, Bush and company are forcing my attention: and ...

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Weight Loss Programs Compared

The New York Times has a story today about how the major weight-loss programs don’t offer hard data about the effectiveness of their methods (Diet and Lose Weight? Scientists Say ‘Prove It!’.) This isn’t a big surprise, since what sells is the promise of weight loss, not necessarily the weight loss itself. That’s why people ...

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