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July 29, 2005

New iBook on the way

We ordered a new iBook last night to replace our aging 6000 mHz G3 one. I think it knew the new versions had been announced since it started to have the screen go out when it was opened to certain angles. Backed it up to the external and I'll take it to the Apple Store for diagnosis once the new one gets here next week.

I think I've discovered a new guideline for buying a machine: simply double the base RAM and disk space and you should be fine.

Now if I could only stop checking the order status at the Apple store page...

Fitness Gadgetry

Nice article at the NY Times about fitness gadgetry: By Data Obsessed.

I've got a Polar heart rate monitor and a little Cateye bike computer that does cadence. I do have my eye on the new Polar CS200cad computer that rolls both devices into one. I've also thought it would be nice to have one of the Garmin Forerunners (101 or 102--the 301 is simply too much) for running purposes, although it is hardly needed for running on the lakefront.

A PowerTap would be sweet, but I'm hardly the sort of cyclist who'd really benefit from one since I only ride once or twice a week. Oh, and it costs nearly twice what I paid for my bike.

July 22, 2005

New iBook just around the corner?

Finally some news regarding an imminent iBook release. They're only 3-4 months behind schedule. Time to get out the credit card to replace our 4-year-old iBook. I can't imagine that there will be any significant changes aside from bumps to the processor, memory, and such, although I'll take what I can get.

July 18, 2005

Futurama Lives!

Seen online today: Futurama Direct-to-Video Greenlit. No timeframe as of yet, but good news nonetheless.

July 13, 2005

Tour de Lance?

Yeah, it is probably an overused headline, but yesterday's mountain stage was pretty intense. You just don't expect so many big names to get dropped like that. I don't agree that we've just seen Lance win the tour as of today, though. Still too early. Today's stage looks even tougher: one category 1 climb and 2 HC climbs.

July 12, 2005

Scrolling off the homepage

Been nearly a month since my last update...

MS150 ride went well. Click the link if you'd like to donate. I've got a photo I took on my phone deep in the stunted cornfields of Illinois that'll add to the photoblog soon.

Watching a lot of the Tour De France on OLN these days, and reading Bobke and Inside the Postal Bus this week.

Half Marathon training starts in a week and half, so it is more running for me in the next week or so to get back to being accustomed to running at least five miles a shot.