Evan Williams on how Twitter’s spectacular growth is being driven by unexpected uses: http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/473
I just downloaded and had a brief play with Plex on my Macbook. It is basically a direct port of XBMC (Xbox Media Center) to the Mac platform. This makes me want to buy another Mac to plug into the telly to replace my current XBMC.
The trust old XBOX is getting a little underpowered. It can’t output HD and it can’t decode HD content on its puny 700Mhz Celeron processor.
Now, where can I find a cheap Intel Mac Mini when I need one.
If the rumours of new MacBooks with nVidia chips is true, I’m so buying one.
I love my little MacBook. I’ve been programming an iPhone app on it all day. And if I can get it to actually do decent 3D via an nVidia chip I’d love it even more.
I’ve been using Firefox 3 for a day or so now. I’m liking it. It definately seems nippy. More so than Firefox 2. Not sure about the OS integrated look and feel though. Having not used Safari much I’m not used to MacOS X style buttons on web pages and such.
A good upgrade I think. Now I’m sure will come the torrent of patches. I wonder what point release number we’ll get to eventually…
This Korean chap has crazy guitar skills. He plays two at a time, like a piano.
Cory Doctorow writes:
The United States traded its manufacturing sector’s health for its entertainment industry, hoping that Police Academy sequels could take the place of the rustbelt. The United States bet wrong.
The full article on how Hollywood, Congress, and DRM are beating up the American Economy is here.