Wednesday, February 23, 2005
It’s actually happening…
Things were a little touch and go there for a while (hey, you
try making reservations for 75 people on a weekend night!), but the Fifth-and-a-half Annual Break Bread With Brad SXSW Eve Edition
Proper invitations will be issued this weekend. If you'd like one, leave a comment or e-mail in care of breakbread
at this domain, and mark your calendar for Friday, March 11. After all, to miss this party would be eeeeevil.
February 23, 2005 at 11:13 PM
OS X Tabby
Apple Announces Next Generation Operating System
February 24, 2005
With the pending release of Macintosh OS X Tiger, Apple announced today that predevelopment has begun on its next generation of the BSD-based operating system, code named OS X Tabby.
Features of OS X Tabby include:
- Files moved to the trash automatically clump together for easier deletion
- In addition to zip, stuffit, and unix tarball archives, Tabby will support the new multi-threaded "hairball" file archive
- With its improved protected memory framework, OS X Tabby will chew on and torment smaller, weaker applications until they finally crash, and then deliver the dismembered code to the user without disturbing other programs.
- Owners of OS X Tabby can choose to purchase spayed or neutered versions of the operating system that will prevent periodic spawning of new processes under the back porch.
Developer previews of OS X Tabby appear promising, although applications sometimes halt without warning to play with cardboard boxes, objects dangling from strings, and trash. Apple developers also admit that the fact that OS X Tabby defaults to sleep mode 18 hours per day may present a barrier to productivity for some users.
A spokesperson for Apple, who did not want to be identified, warned that the company would be wise to "think different" about feline names for future operating systems releases. Although the market has been tolerant of Apple's unconventional but elegant designs, computers that climb draperies, eat houseplants, and shred upholstery are clearly too far ahead of the curve. Steve Jobs declined to comment.
[via my buddy Will]
February 23, 2005 at 11:11 PM
Get Your Geek On
A case for my baby
A little help?
Can anyone recommend a good case for my bitchin' new Palm Tungsten C
? I'm looking for something that will protect the $400 little chiclet, as well as be easy to slip it in and out of, with a belt clip. How about it, T-C owners? What do you like?
February 23, 2005 at 1:31 PM