Those who read the obituary of my PowerBook know that I recently acquired a new MacBook Pro 15″ with Intel Core2 Duo chip. For the most part, I was extremely happy with this machine. That was until Thanksgiving weekend. On Thanksgiving evening, I was performing a little work and headed off to dinner. I closed the laptop lid as every Mac user does. Instead of seeing the pulsating light signalling that the laptop went to sleep, I heard the startup sound for the Mac. It had actually rebooted itself almost immediately after closing the lid. This was the first time it happened, and I figured it was just a fluke. Well, it continued for a few more days and seemed[…]

I just pre-ordered the new Jay-Z album “Kingdom Come” from iTunes. When I completed the pre-order, it allowed me to download the released single “Show Me What You Got” at no charge. I am not sure if this is new or not, but I love the fact that I do not feel as if I am wasting money when purchasing a pre-release single. Yet, it still serves the primary reason for the pre-release – stirring album sales. As I typed this, CNet posted a rumor about Apple getting creative with their iTunes pricing. The rumor states that buyers will get credited for previously purchased singles when they buy the album. Gotta love the digital world.

Obituary: After over 3 years with the machine, my Powerbook G4 has come to the end of its life. Arriving it January 2003, the machine served it’s purpose well and did it with all the vigor one could expect of the PPC platform. The tragedy was not cause by obsolescence, but by the unforgiving force known as gravity. On October 21, 2006, the light above the island my kitchen fell and struck the victim on its LCD display. Full memorial of the final stages are in the gallery. Thankfully, three days later, Apple graced the world with the new MacBook Pros with Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs. As of this Wednesday, I am the proud owner of a new MBP[…]