The G4 Cube was cool. It certainly will look nice next to a Thunderbolt monitor.
That video hit way too close to home. Agile gets the small projects done really fast and delivers quality code. But when the roject owner doesn't have enough time to ever bother to run through the app and the project manager gets distracted by doing web design and sys-admin stuff. Agile turns into a disaster of never ending churn of nit-picky changes without ever getting the project out into production six months later.
I switched to using USB drives to install the OS of a computer a long time ago. You can even keep them up to date with OS patches unlike burnt disks. Usually installs faster too.
It looks like the long and winding road of the John McAfee saga is going to continue for at least a little longer. McAfee posted a detailed blog post about how he was able to elude Belizean authorities and sneak out of the country. From the article: "'It's visually interesting and it is mostly a happy story — in line with most Christmas stories,' he wrote. The former software executive describes an operation that was heavy in advance planning and trickery. He says he planted a lookalike ('my double — a man I have known for over 30 years and who years ago legally changed his name to John McAfee') and had him picked up by authorities in the northern Belize-Mexico border, while he and a group of friends and reporters loaded up a truck and headed in the opposite direction, to a southern town called Punta Gorda. With the news that he'd been arrested broadcasting on a local news station, McAfee figured that checkpoint security would relax."
Read the all the docs. Install from CD. Don't panic.
Send the command prompt output to a line printer. Ed is nice when you have everying on paper.
Let me split up that 2 Gigs between the devices I use. Having individual data plans for laptop, netbook, tablet, pad, phone, car and whatever else I can jam 3G into is insane. Switched away from Cingular(ATT) when the first bluetooth cell phone they had charged me hundreds of dollars in data a month. On a supposidly unlimited plan billing would drop the charges but never prevented them. Had been fine using 9600 baud tether on BellAtlantic(VZW), my data plan was the voice plan. Let me use the gigs on any network and any device and I'll pay double.
Without an active maned launch program I fear the United States will quickly loose our position of technical and scientific leadership. Already we have slipped to 9th in the world for science and technology education. If they money were to be invested in higher education I would be less worried but seeing as my tuition went up after North Carolina instituded a "education" lottery, well things just don't look good.
I'd recomend a pilot vanishing point, only fountian pen i've used that dosen't get my fingers inky. http://www.namiki.com/collections/pilotVanishingPoint_RA.php Used the same pen for close to 4 years now. Gone through two tablet computers in that same time.
Mouse? What mouse, I use a teletype terminal all day and like it.