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Archive for October, 2007

Today my wife gave me her 4GB blue iPod mini. I set it up on my MacBook Pro. Nice.

I also replaced the battery in my 4G (fourth generation) 40GB iPod. It was easy.

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I ordered a Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard five-pack the other day. It hasn’t arrived. Today I went to the Apple Store at Int’l Plaza and checked it out. Very nice. Ran fast, too, on Macs comparable to mine. Great. iCal looks a lot nicer.

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My wife decided to take her paper calendars, paper address book and RAZR cell phone and roll them all into a smartphone. She wanted a BlackBerry Curve. (I showed her her choices about a week ago and she liked the look of the Curve above everything else I showed her.) Today she upgraded to the Curve.

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I just discovered that my wife has a Facebook account. I don’t even have a Facebook account yet. Why did she get it? Because two friends of hers asked her to do it.

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La Fonera Plus is live!

I took ten minutes — okay, fifteen — and plugged in my La Fonera + tonight. It’s working great. No hitches so far.

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Fon arrived.

La Fonera and Fontenna arrived a few days ago. Faster than the three weeks I was told to expect when I ordered. Good deal.

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3GB’s of RAM

My 2GB Crucial PC2-5300 SODIMM arrived today. Thanks, newegg!

I replaced the original 1GB SODIMM in my MacBook Pro with it. So now my MBP contains a 2GB Crucial SODIMM ($115) and a 1GB Crucial SODIMM ($25 after rebate, $45 before). Boy, does XP Pro run nicely in Parallels Desktop now!

The big reason I bought this extra gig of RAM was to run parallel XP Pro and XP Home virtual machines in Parallels. With just 2GB, my machine went absolutely nuts trying to do this. Now it works great — it’s one of the first things I tried.

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