I just upgraded to 10.3.8 and Apple has managed to fuck up it up for the second time. On my Powerbook G4 867 12″ the fan now runs constantly. This is the second time a software update has done this. But this time it’s worse, now it’s on constantly, not just when the computer is a little hot. This is going to drive me nuts, so I’ll probably try to replace the kext driver for the fans later on. That was the way to do it the last time. So if your running a Powerbook G4 12″ (first model) wait a bit if you don’t want to listen to a constant breeze…
IBM is getting to be an even cooler company. By embracing Open Source IBM changed my view of the company, and now they have given free access to 500 patents. Rock on! This is a statement from one of the biggest patent holders in the world. Software patents is bad for you.
Back in 1982 I used to work for Apple answering Apple II support questions by phone. A couple of times people would call and ask questions about the Macintosh. This was two years before it was released! I guess Apples confidentiality is a lot better today.
First Mac rumor on the internet.
It’s been awhile since I last logged on to Usenet to read some groups and to download stuff. I found this great application called Unison from a company called Panic. And it’s great. I even signed up for a Usenet account from them when buying the software. I now have a 10mbit line at home, and no Usenet provider has been able to provide a fast enough service to me, until now. Impressive stuff. The only downside with the account is that you only get 10gig of download. Now, that may sound like a lot, but I get through that fast.
The program feels like a native Mac OS X application, and it’s written in Cocoa. It’s reasonably fast to search, and the user interface is easy to learn. The same goes for saving links to different newsgroups.
Thumbs up for this one!