Monthly Archives: April 2003

Big Day For Apple

Just under an hour to go until the big digital music announcement Apple’s supposed to make today. I’m pretty excited about the prospects and depending on how things shape up will hopefully be able to immediately shell out some money to buy and download some music. I just wish that there was some kind of online broadcast of the announcement ala the MacWorld keynotes.

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p>Hmm… looks like I may have found one

**Update:*  Well, I downloaded and installed [Quicktime 6.2]http://apple.com/quicktime and [iTunes 4]:http://apple.com/itunes, but the Apple Music Store is not responding.  Bummer.  I guess I'll try again after lunch.

*Update 2:** Okay, I'm not getting complete functionality, but I have been able to look up artists and albums and listen to song demos.  I've also noticed that some albums that contain a lot of tracks are selling for more than $10.  This seems perfectly reasonable to me if it's a quality cd and you're still getting a price break from the $1 a track price.  I've also found a few partial cds.  Hopefully in the case of DJ Shadow's Entroducing, that's just a temporary issue because the tracks they included aren't even the best ones on the album (and I want the whole thing).

Anything into Oil

Anything into Oil Technological savvy could turn 600 million tons of turkey guts and other waste into 4 billion barrels of light Texas crude each year.

This technology looks incredible and it’s exactly the kind of thing that looks like it could catch on big time because it doesn’t require revamping existing infrastructure like a straight move to the so-called hydrogen economy would. We can drastically reduce our dependence on oil imports in the near term while simultaneously get rid of waste products.

MoinMoin

I installed MoinMoin (a python powered Wiki clone) on my PowerBook last night. Installation wasn’t overly complicated and the standard install worked out of the box un MacOS X. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it, but I figure I’ll play with it for a while and see what it’s capable of.

Part of my interest in Wiki technology (What is Wiki? is the trend towards wiki/weblog convergence. I noticed yesterday while reading all the Six Apart related news that Joi Ito is experimenting with using a Wiki in conjunction with his “weblog”:http://joi.ito.com/. Exploring Joi’s Wiki led me to Adam Shand’s weblog which is totally MoinMoin powered. And that in turn inspired me to download and install [MoinMoin”(http://moin.sourceforge.net/).