Apple announced today that they are releasing an application called Boot Camp that will allow users to install Windows on their Intel Macs. Lots of people have been predicting that this would happen since the Mactels were released, but it was just something that I couldn't wrap my mind around. Macs running Windows is something I never thought I'd live to see, much less with the aid of Apple developed hardware and software. The decision looks to be a smart one as Apple's stock has already risen 7% in early trading.
Edit: I just realized that this means I can run my work VPN and Outlook on a Mac. That changes everything. I am totally buying a new Mac mini this year.
Redoubtable rouleurs - profiles of the rouleurs who have inspired us the most
Pride and prejudice - a comparison of Record and Dura Ace that focuses on design and emotion rather than practical performance
Le Tourmalet - an account of the classic climb
Kraftwerk - a study of the German techno pioneers and their relationship with the ultimate man-machine
Obsession - photographs from a day of suffering
Fixed Idea - an essay on the appeal of the fixed gear
Magnus - an interview with the sinister but likeable Swede
I can't wait for my issue to arrive.
As a sidenote I'd be remiss not to mention just how badass I think the Rapha site is in and of itself. If you are a fan of cycling or web design take a minute out of your hectic day to enjoy the pleasure of their products, features and about pages. They really evoke the drama and beauty of cycling through their simple and lovely design and copy.
Today is the second anniversary of this site in its current iteration. I've been running personal sites for almost 8 years now and so far running this weblog has been my favorite web publishing experience. I've got some changes planned that I won't talk about because then I probably won't go through with them but one thing is for sure, I'm looking at leaving Typepad and moving on to either Movable Type or Wordpress.
Stats to date: Total Posts: 498 Total Comments: 612 Site Visits: 49,901 Avg. Per Day: 80 Past Seven Days: 716
Danah Boyd has written a clever essay titled "Friendster lost steam. Is MySpace just a fad?" that examines the successes and failures of Friendster and MySpace from social and technical perspectives. Lately I've reluctantly started to embrace MySpace due to the fact that it's the first online space where most of my IRL friends have entrenched themselves.
It's interesting to watch the evolution of social networking websites. They keep getting weirder and more "real".
The schedules for SXSWi and Etech are looking quite excellent this time around. Work isn't sending me to SXSW this year and I opted to save up for Spain in May rather than pay for the trip myself. It's a real bummer not to attend but I'm also not in a very productive space for career development or increasing my skills at this point. I still have so much to get back on track just in terms of day to day job and life stuff.
If you plan on attending please take copious notes and post them. (I'm talking to you Haney.)