Greatest Bill Gates quotes

36 Greatest Bill Gates quotes, just for Apple fanboys

No idea if Bill actually said all these or not but I like;

“I have 100 billion dollars… You realize I could spend 3 million dollars a day, every day, for the next 100 years? And that’s if I don’t make another dime. Tell you what-I’ll buy your right arm for a million dollars. I give you a million bucks, and I get to sever your arm right here.”

A little too violent I think. 🙂

OS X Color Picker

So I needed to figure out the hex values for a color a few minutes ago. OS X has a built in color app but it’s a bit hard to get to. Thanks to this blog post, I found out all I need to do is fire up Applescript and type “choose color” and save that as an application. Add in the free HexColorPicker and away I go.

Makes my day in library land a little easier. On another note, I may get back to posting on a more regular basis eventually. 🙂

Update: Another good (and free) color app to have, exColor.

Dreamweaver vs GoLive

The battle is here. With Dreamweaver and GoLive now both owned by Adobe, what will get included in Creative Suite? The answer is… both.

CS Premium will include both GoLive and Dreamweaver. I wonder how long that will last? And I guess Fireworks will disappear which is sad. I’ve never felt that Photoshop was that great for web graphics.

I’ve used Dreamweaver/Fireworks since version 2. I started using it because it intergated nicely with HomeSite, the HTML editor I’ve used since Nick Bradbury (a UT alumni) still owned it.

Sadly Homesite appears to be another neglected product. Allaire kept developing it, and Macromedia kept it current, but I doubt Adobe sees a need for it. I’m mostly using a Mac this days anyway, so no more Homesite for me.

I mainly use Dreamweaver in code view since it doesn’t display CSS layouts as well as i would like. I’ve never used GoLive that much. Hopefully Adobe will take the best features from GoLive and Dreamweaver and make a great product. The chances of that are probably pretty slim…

Knoxville gets an Apple Store

Where do you think an Apple Store would you in Knoxville, Tennessee? Probably somewhere at in Farragut right? Maybe Turkey Creek, there’s lots of high end stores out there. Nope, Knoxville’s Apple store is in West Town Mall.

Cheers to Knoxville for getting an Apple Store. Wonder what the chances are of Johnson City getting one are? Something about a snowball’s chance comes to mind… 🙂

New MacBooks are here

Apple finally released the new MacBooks today. It’s a good option for people like me who think that the MacBook Pro is a bit too expensive. The entry level MacBook is $1099, the entry MacBook Pro is $1999. Sure, the MB Pro has dedicated video chip/memory and a few bells and whistles like a illuminated keyboard, a FireWire 800 port, and an ExpressCard slot. While I’d like dedicated video I can live without the rest of the “upgrades”. It’s not really worth $800. Apple has a full comparison chart..

I’d buy a MacBook, but I’d definitely upgrade the hard drive a bit and max out the RAM. It’s not a new problem but why do Apple RAM upgrades cost so much? Upgrading the MacBook from the stock 512 MB to 2GB costs $500. RAM is not that expensive from other places, is Apple memory gold plated?

Update: Macworld has its first impressions

The iMac is dead, long live the mini

The hard drive on my iMac died, it would have cost $300 to fix. So instead I went on eBay and got a G4 Mac mini for $500 including shipping. I could have gotten a new Intel Mac mini for a little more money, about $100 more. I thought about it for a while but the mini is just a replacement for what I had before, not really what I want. So cheaper is better. I really want one of new MacBook Pro laptops, but that’s more money than I want to spend.

Another reason I went with the G4 mini instead of Intel is that I know all my current stuff will work. Until all the software I use runs natively on Intel I’ll stick with the G4.