2006-08-09

Aug 2006 Apple Developers Conference (WWDC)

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingUninspiring journalist, Leander Kahney, whines about not being pandered to at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Because Leander didn't get any toys he writes some drivel along the lines of "Steve Jobs' keynote speech on Monday was the most uninspiring he's given in recent memory. It hints at the trouble Apple will be in marketing-wise if he ever steps down."

I watched the presentation, and it is the same style and pacing as all the other presentations that Steve Jobs has given except that he lets other people have centre stage for sections.

Leander Kahney went in believing the various rumours and were going around (Apple mobile, video iPod, all Macs updated to Core 2 Duo etc) and because he didn't get his toys, he went away disappointed.

However there was quite a bit of cheering by the developers about what was on offer. Very similar to other key notes. And it is a DEVELOPER'S CONFERENCE, not a gizmo conference. The sessions are aimed at OSX developers, and Leander got bored wondering why they weren't pandering to his need for flashy lights and shiney objects. Poor journalist was disgruntled that he didn't get his video iPod, or that it wasn't an all-Steve show.

Really, after watching the whole keynote from Apples website, I was hyped! I want Webclips, I want the new voice synthesis, XCode3, Spaces, Time Machine, and I definitely want the new iChat! Hot damn that looks sweet. Not to mention the new Mac Pro and XServe.

Watch the keynote and make up your own mind. Warning: you will want to switch.

After you have watched the keynote, you should visit Digg, log in, mark the article as inaccurate.

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2006-08-07

I am Spock

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingMy whole life philosophy has now been justified thanks to this online quiz. Yes, I am Spock. This very slow site seems to go up and down, so you may not be able to have your identity confirmed and must continue to live in self doubt until the sysadmins bring their straining servers back up again.
But no! Waiting for the system to come back up is heretical. The people must know which Star Trek character they most resemble, and to this end I have managed to obtain the magic computer words, rearranged them somewhat and produced my own version of the quiz. Yay, bow unto me you plebs of the net.
Spock85%
Uhura 60%
Will Riker 60%
Mr. Sulu 55%
Data 51%
Deanna Troi 50%
Chekov 50%
Geordi LaForge 50%
Jean-Luc Picard 50%
James T. Kirk (Captain) 50%
Worf 45%
An Expendable Character (Redshirt) 40%
Beverly Crusher 35%
Mr. Scott 35%
Leonard McCoy (Bones) 35%

You are skilled in knowledge and logic. You believe that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.
Take the Star Trek Personality Quiz or the same quiz on my site.