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Home Theater: The Home Theater Macintosh Project Conclusion
Wednesday, 2004 June 2 - 6:00 pm
Well, it's done, and it's starting to get some use. Here are some final thoughts.

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Apple Watch: 10.3.4 Update
Thursday, 2004 May 27 - 6:03 pm
Looks like this one's a winner.

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Apple Watch: No, Apple Isn't Getting Out of the Macintosh Business
Thursday, 2004 May 27 - 6:00 pm
Apple's internal re-org has prompted some columnists to speculate that Apple plans to exit the personal computer market, and focus solely on the iPod. Where do people get this stuff?

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Computing: IBM's "Workspace" Recalls the Mainframe Era
Wednesday, 2004 May 12 - 6:02 pm
IBM is introducing a server-based application technology called "Workspace". This technology would allow users to access applications installed on central servers, using platform-agnostic "thin" clients. This is a familiar idea; will it work this time?

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Computing: Intel Fights Self-Created Myths
Wednesday, 2004 May 12 - 5:59 pm
For years, Intel has promoted the idea that faster CPU clock speed equals faster performance. Now the company is having to back away from this myth. I'm tickled.

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Apple Watch: Is PearPC Real, or a Novelty?
Wednesday, 2004 May 12 - 5:59 pm
Some enterprising folks have created a PPC emulator, called PearPC, ostensibly to run Mac OS X on x86 platforms. It's an amusing experiment, but it'll never work.

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Apple Watch: RealNetworks Courts Apple With Alliance Offer
Sunday, 2004 April 18 - 6:01 pm
Multimedia software company RealNetworks has reportedly offered Apple some sort of alliance deal, to team up against Microsoft and the Windows Media juggernaut. Should Apple accept? Some pundits seem to think so.

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Apple Watch: iPod Mini a Smash Success
Monday, 2004 March 29 - 5:59 pm
Certain Internet blowhards derided Apple's iPod Mini as overpriced and a certain failure. Now that it has surpassed all expectations, what are those blowhards saying?

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Home Theater: The Home Theater Macintosh Project Continued
Thursday, 2004 March 11 - 5:04 pm
I'm getting more ambitious with my Home Theater Macintosh project. Here are some updates.

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Blog Note: No More Free Updates for iBlog!
Monday, 2004 March 8 - 5:03 pm
Apparently I can no longer get free updates to iBlog, the blog software that I'm using. Boo!

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Computing: So Much For Tablet PCs
Sunday, 2004 February 22 - 5:02 pm
Microsoft insisted the Tablet PC would be revolutionary. PC makers bought into the hype, and now they're paying the price.

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Home Theater: Setting Up a Home Theater Macintosh
Tuesday, 2004 February 10 - 5:01 pm
I recently connected an old Macintosh to my Sony high-definition rear-projection TV. Here are some notes on the project.

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Apple Watch: HP's Surprising Deal to Sell iPods
Saturday, 2004 January 24 - 5:02 pm
Apple and Hewlett-Packard shocked the computer industry by announcing that HP would re-brand and sell iPods, and would pre-install iTunes on HP computers.

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Computing: Yahoo Proposes New E-mail System
Wednesday, 2003 December 10 - 5:01 pm
I almost stood up and cheered when I read about Yahoo's proposal for a new e-mail system designed to combat spam. It's about time that a company with clout worked for the greater good in this arena, instead of trying to take advantage of the situation to promote their own technology. (Are you listening, Microsoft?)

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Apple Watch: Steve Jobs on the Music Industry
Wednesday, 2003 December 10 - 4:59 pm
Steve Jobs had an interesting interview with Rolling Stone magazine, discussing his view on copyright and the music recording industry.

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Apple Watch: The Empire Strikes Back
Monday, 2003 November 10 - 5:04 pm
Ho hum, Microsoft is releasing a new version of software acquired from Connectix: Virtual PC. Nothing sinister about that, right? Or perhaps...

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Computing: Linux Desktops Will Always Stink; Unless...
Thursday, 2003 October 30 - 6:03 pm
Linux devotees will tell you that it's only a matter of time before Linux conquers the desktop PC marketplace, because its graphical interface is catching up to Windows. But as long as Linux is what it is, that will never happen. And maybe that's a good thing.

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Apple Watch: Mac OS X 10.3 First Look
Thursday, 2003 October 30 - 6:03 pm
I installed Apple's Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther" recently on my Dual 1 GHz PowerMac G4; these are my initial impressions.

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Comdex: Panel Predicts Death of Sun, Apple, Novell
Monday, 2003 October 27 - 2:02 am
You've got to love those industry "experts" who try to predict the future of technology of computing. How do we know if their predictions will come true? Maybe we can look at their track records.

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Apple Watch: New iBooks, eMacs
Wednesday, 2003 October 22 - 6:04 pm
Apple today introduced new faster iBooks and eMacs, bolstering their low-end market.

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Apple Watch: iTunes/iPod Announcements
Saturday, 2003 October 18 - 1:02 am
Apple introduces iTunes for Windows, an iPod media reader and photo storage, voice recording, audio books, iTunes gift certificates and allowances, celebrity playlists, and partnerships with AOL and Pepsi.

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Mac Web: Best Mac Web Site
Wednesday, 2003 October 15 - 6:03 pm
The best Mac Web site there is...

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Apple Watch: Apple's Golden Opportunity
Thursday, 2003 October 9 - 1:01 am
Seems like pay-for-download music services are popping up all over the place these days. What's Apple going to do about it? Is there a grand vision here? Remember, this is Steve Jobs were talking about.

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Apple Watch: Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther" Set to Ship October 24th
Wednesday, 2003 October 8 - 6:01 pm
Apple's latest operating system, code-named "Panther", is set to hit stores on October 24th, at a retail price of $129. Is it worth it?

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Analysis: Motorola's Exit from the Semiconductor Business
Monday, 2003 October 6 - 6:00 pm
Motorola announced that it's spinning off its semiconductor product sector into a separate business. What does this mean for the future of Motorola microprocessors?

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