Thursday, December 20, 2007

Think Secret Shuts Down

Famed Apple rumor site Think Secret is shutting down after a settlement between it and Apple. If you recall, Apple sued Think Secret over trade secrets and was watched by bloggers everywhere to see if they would be given the same immunity as journalists.

Touch Up Your iPod Classic

Make your gen 5 or 5.5 iPod Classic look a little more like the touch with this hack from Follow the instructions carefully tho!

Monday, December 17, 2007

GPS Coming to iPhone

This is awesome. We have a Garmin GPS for the minivan - the wife can't find her way out of the garage without it. Anyway, one is coming for the iPhone- this would be awesome to have stashed in my briefcase or in the car for when it's needed.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Happy Birthday C64

Man, I can't believe it has been 25 years. My very first computer, the venerable Commodore 64, began my love of computers. I remember sitting in front of the C64 for countless hours playing games, dialing into BBS's with the 300 baud modem and waiting forever for programs to load on the 1541 5.25 floppy disc drive. (LOAD "*",8,1)

I also remember spending hours with my brother programming Mad Libs in basic.

Everything I learned about computers I learned from the C64.

On Monday 10 December 2007 the C64 will turn 25. There is a ceremony on the Computer History Museum in California. Even the reclusive former CEO and Commodore Founder Jack Tramiel will be there.

On The Edge - The Rise and Fall of Commodore - A fascinating and must-read for any Commodore fan.
Play Free C64 Games @ Gametap
The C64 Orchestra

Update: As my brother pointed out in the comments, our first computer was really a Commodore Vic 20. But as far as I recall, all we ever did was play Gorf on it and never used it as a computer. But technically, I stand corrected.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Stacks - The Way It Was has a quick blurb about some aspects of how the original Stacks functionality was working in early Leopard betas. Apple, bring this back! I'm one of the seemingly few people that like the Stacks functionality. Does it need help? Yes. Would the way it worked make it better? Definitely.