January 2006

January 26, 2006

Four Things

I’ve been called out on one of these chain-mail, blog-meme, type-things. I blame Paul Burd. :) So without any further ado…

Four jobs I’ve had in my life:

  1. Service Bureau Technician
  2. Quality Assurance Intern
  3. Editor of a College Newspaper
  4. Interaction Designer

Four movies I can watch over and over:

  1. Star Wars
  2. The Matrix
  3. Annie Hall
  4. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Four places I have lived:

  1. Santa Rosa, CA
  2. La Jolla, CA
  3. Burlingame, CA
  4. Pocatello, ID

Four TV shows I love to watch:

  1. Battlestar Galactica
  2. Six Feet Under
  3. Mr. Show
  4. Invader Zim

Four places I have been on vacation:

  1. England
  2. Paris, France
  3. Maui, Hawaii
  4. Costa Rica

Four websites I visit daily:

  1. Yahoo! News
  2. Daring Fireball
  3. Kottke.org
  4. Google

Four of my favorite foods:

  1. Mr. Pickles Sandwiches
  2. Poor Boy Sandwiches
  3. Zachary’s Pizza
  4. Meatballs and Green Beans in Mushroom Sauce

Four places I would rather be right now:

  1. On vacation in some beautiful part of the world.
  2. Visiting someone in my family.
  3. Swimming in a pool.
  4. In bed.

Four bloggers I am tagging:

  1. Nani (The Adventures of Nan Solo)
  2. Art (Artamatic)
  3. Rachelle (rachelleb.com)
  4. Rob (Vague Recollections)

January 24, 2006

Snow Trip

Snow Widget

Thanks again to Rob and Irene for the invitation to join them in Tahoe for the weekend. We had a great time!

This was the first time Tab and I had been to the snow together. Neither of us had been in quite a while so some last minute shopping was required. We didn’t do any skiing so we just needed a few things. Waterproof pants (her) and a neck warmer (me) to be specific. Our hiking boots and non-waterproof gloves held up surprisingly well in the snow. We splurged on gondola rides, tube sledding, snowshoeing, and buffet gorging. :)

(My desktop photo is “Spider” by Garrett Murray.)

January 12, 2006

Macworld Expo 2006

Macworld Expo 2006

I switched from desktops and bought the original titanium PowerBook G4 the week after it came out. I loved it. I bought the first 15-inch aluminum PowerBook G4 the day after it came out. I still love it. I’m using it right now.

The MacBook Pro… it just, it isn’t, it’s not quite doing it for me. I guess it’s because my current laptop is still happily chugging away but I also think the specs on the MBP aren’t the kind of shift I was hoping for.

I need more. What more? I don’t even know… but I’ll take a shot:

  • The 2GHz Core Duo processor. (Why are the iMacs having all the fun?)
  • 1920 by 1200 pixel resolution. (Yes, I can read type that small.)
  • AirPort UltraMegaMegaExtreme. (802.11n!)
  • More FireWire ports. (One is the loneliest number.)
  • Zero card slots. (I’ve never seen anyone use one of these. Ever.)
  • “Something Wonderful” (C’mon Apple. Front Row and Photo Booth are snoozers. Blow my mind.)

So yeah. I may wait for the second revision this time around. Or the third. Or consider an iMac. Or simply wait for the next big thing. It should be right around the corner. :)

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