Windows on the MacBook

This process has been very painful which is a surprise to me. After hearing all the success others have had installing XPPro SP2 on there MacBooks via Boot Camp I thought it would be pretty easy. It has not been. For whatever reason the MacBook does not like the BRAND NEW fukin’ copy of XP Pro SP2 I purchased from CompUSA. I finally got the machine to accept the CD and begin the install but half way through it spit the disk out and asked for a different one. Then I could never again (in wins or mac) get the MacBook to see the XP Pro SP2 disk. Looking at the disk it looks a little bit thicker than your average disk. I don’t know if it’s the disk itself or the film sh!t they put over the top. Anyway, so I put it in my Mac and used Toast to burn a copy to a standard CD-R. The MacBook takes that copy just fine. So, now I am reinstalling Win XP Pro SP2 from the backup copy I made of Win XP Pro Sp2 on my Mac. Geesh. I’ll let you know how it goes.

12″ iBook G4 1.25 GHz for SALE!

Hi Geeks, There is a friend at work that is selling her G4 iBook for the best offer. Seriously, you could probably acquire this little beauty for as low as $400 if you want to. This only because $200 or something would just be wrong and taking advantage of a friend. Here are the specs:

1.25 GHZ PowerPC Processor, 512 level 2 cache
512 MB of RAM
Combo Drive
Airport Extreme

and you guys know the rest, it’s an iBook for christ sake. Please email me: if you are interested and we can get something done.

Black costs $150?!

So the new iBooks, the MacBooks, are finally here. The feature set looks great and the pricepoints are okay, too. That’s for the white MacBooks. I spent a few minutes comparing the white 2.0GHz and the black 2.0GHz. Same specs, except 20GB more HD (a $50 option on the white MacBook) and couldn’t find any other differences, other than the color that is. So does black really cost $150 or am I just dazed?

Something About this Scares Me…

but at the same time it intrigues me. I can’t come up with anything better than the description from BoingBoing, where I found the link in the first place:

Volkswagen has a fully automated garage made of 20-storey-tall towers in Wolfsburg, Germany. These photos make it appear to be some kind of egg-chamber for the Queen VW to stash her larvae in before they hatch into marauding auo-duellists. Which is to say that it’s really quite lovely. When cars are ordered, they are robotically fetched down for delivery: “In a fully automated procedure, your new car is brought down to you from one of the 20-story Car Towers. Large signboards in the Customer Center show you when your turn has come. Then, you’re handed the keys, your picture is taken, the glass doors open and your brand-new car appears. You’re all set to go.”

Someone else is looking for a Developer…

From an old coworker:

Hi gang –
Local company / good friend needs a developer with passion for the web and the following skills, at $65k-$85k DOE:

2+ years ASP.NET / C#
2+ years SQL Server stored procedure development
Current advanced Microsoft certification (MCSD, MCSE, etc). a nice to have.
1+ year(s) Flash / Object-Oriented ActionScript is a nice to have.

If they are interested at all in learning action scripting that is good enough ; ) The MS cert. is really not a big deal if they are an MS pro or play around in a lot of different areas. Reports directly to dev director. Fun environment, web-focused, great colleagues. All other dev skills a plus, plus.
$150 to you if your pal or your pal’s pal is the one  ; ) Have them send info to me directly. We all know a developer stuck in a sad, lonely situation with no coffee on-site somewhere ; )
You’ve done your good deed for the day.
Jordan Lynne Peterson
For more information please visit:

17″ PowerBook for Sale

Hi Geeks, I have a friend that is trying to sell his 17″ PowerBook. This is what he says:

“Thanks Scott,

It’s a 17″ 1.64 with 1.5 gig of ram, 100 gig drive and superdrive, two extra batteries and power supplies.
It’s in great shape
I am willing to make a reasonable deal for someone.”