Friday, August 17, 2007

iMac first impressions

So far only 1 complaint.  The keyboard cable is too short to fit in our armoire with a keyboard drawer.  I found and old usb extension cable and problem solved.

Besides that, it is wicked fast compared to our 1ghz g4 iMac.

I have not had a chance to play with iPhoto or any other iLife 08 apps yet.  All I have done is browsed our iPhoto library which is really fast.  Our old mac used to peg the proc just viewing thumbnails.

Look for some new webpages at 

Oh, and I LOVE the new keyboard design.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

iMac has Arrived!

Well, I was way off on how it would get here.

From Anchorage it went to Indianapolis
From Indianapolis it went to St Louis
From St Louis to Collinsville
From Collinsville to my house

All in 1 day.

Total travel time 3 days.

I can't wait to see how it compares to our G4 iMac :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Lotus 8!

Lotus Domino / Notes 8 will be released on Friday, August the 17th 2007.

I've been using the beta for months now and it is by far the best Notes client ever.

I wish we could upgrade the server at work to 8, but that requires an upgrade to our iSeries which I don't see happening any time soon.

The travels of a new iMac

I ordered a new 20" iMac last Friday. I've been checking the shipping status every once in a while and I think it's interesting. So how does a new iMac get to Troy, IL?

Well it starts in Shanghai China, from there it goes to Anchorage Alaska.
Travel time so far 2 days.

Estimated Travel time 5 days. Not bad, coming half way around the world.

Where will it go next? My guess Memphis, then St Louis, then my house.

We'll find out tomorrow if i was right with the next stop.