A friend of mine here in Portland has just released his first “enhanced” podcast… go to iTunes 4.9, Advanced->Subscribe to Podcast, and enter this url:
And grab the the second one from June 30, and play it.. (it’s short, only like 3 minutes). A cool demo of how it works.
I was just thinking to myself as I prepare a presentation in Keynote (where I threw in a couple of “Steve Job’sms”).. is that I miss the old Steve Jobs.
I miss the keynotes that were webcast live, where you knew something cool was going to be announced, and he’d always have that “one more thing”.
What happened to him? Where did he go? Maybe to the same place the 3.0 GHz G5 went to?
“Longtime Mac developer Marshall Clow is blogging his transition from CodeWarrior to Xcode; great perspective on the differences in both UI and compiler output.”
(Via Daring Fireball Linked List.)
My brother called me tonight saying that the two rivers in Calgary are flooding, and to check out the local tv website.. Here’s a CBC story too.
Our prayers are with everybody there (it’s my home town, born and raised).
Someone who is good with songs needs to create an iMix of all the songs that have been heard/played at WWDC this year.. they always have great songs (some of which I recognize, some of which I have no idea what they are, but would like to buy).
I’ve only found one on the iTunes music store, but not with a lot of songs..
I flew back to Oregon last night, as I had to be in town for a class tonight, as well as a graduation of a relative-in-law tomorrow afternoon.
That being said, I’m missing all the excitement.. I didn’t want to leave yesterday riding in the cab on the way to the airport, I wanted to move back, I wanted to go into work, I wanted to attend the last two days.. but, life can’t be changed that quickly.
Short thoughts on WWDC, I’ll post more this weekend:
- XCode 2.1 is really, really nice. I can’t wait to start using it on QuickBooks (hopefully in the next few weeks).
- The new version of the .Mac Kit that is going to be released July 1st (the only session not under NDA) looks really, really cool. More about that later too.
- I am going to be on a panel answering what questions I’m allowed to answer at the PMUG meeting on Monday evening.
- last but not least, I’m the most optimistic about the future of Apple right now. Imagine, never being behind on the latest CPU technology.. dwell on that thought for a while, and tell me you don’t get optimistic too.
The keynote was good, if not a little short and a little anti-climatic… and the more I think about the switch, the more I like it. Imagine two of the dual core pentiums just announced in a tower a few years from now.. wow!
And imagine a dual core, low power pentium in a powerbook..
I’ve heard a lot of doom and gloom at WWDC today from various people.. but I look at it as an opportunity for the future, a potential expanding of the mac market share to 30% in 5 years.
I also think now is the time to purchase a Mac if you’ve been holding off.. what better time to buy one now, something nice and fast, and then in two years or so upgrade to the latest and greatest Mac box with an Intel chip.
Ok.. super tired, getting up in six hours for breakfast with some co-workers. Night. More general impressions tomorrow. (I’m only staying this year until Wednesday, flying home wednesday night).
I was hoping this would have turned out better.. I need to practice taking pictures.
Update: Not suspiciously, I missed Monday’s, which is on the one with the maps. Sigh, time to go to sleep.