There seems to be some flack coming my way regarding the amount of posts on the blog, or lack thereof. Joker popped me an e-mail saying I should have one per day. He goes even further to say Curt Schilling adds a post at least once per week. My only question to that is, why are you reading Curt Schillings blog? He plays for the Boston Red Sox! I’ll try to do a better job with the blog, but can’t make any guarantees. I’m sort of liking this whole no work, no responsibilities concept.
I guess it would be a good idea to add Happy New Year to everyone in the blog. My New Year’s activities fell through this year and resulted in me being sound asleep before the New Year actually arrived. The plan was to head up to Silverthorne to hang out at a friends place. Silverthorne, for those of you not in or from Denver, is up in the mountains. On Sunday I-70 was closed due to high winds, blowing snow, and avalanche conditions. A lot of people were stranded up in the mountains until after 3 PM on Monday, when I-70 finally opened back up. Although the roads were open, driving conditions still weren’t great and traffic wasn’t going to be pretty with a lot of people leaving and going to the mountains to get to their New Year’s Eve festivities. So, I decided to relax at home and enjoy one of my Christmas gifts.
What Christmas gift, you ask? Well, my brother bought me the new Mac OS, Leopard. I spent the night on Monday installing the OS. At first, I tried to do an Archive and Install, which archives the old OS and installs the new one in its place. This option was supposed to make my data and applications available once complete. However, it didn’t seem to work. I was able to boot up using Safe mode, but the normal boot process left me with a blank desktop and no way to get to my data and application. So, I decided to do a clean install, which deleted everything and installed the new OS. I used a backup from earlier in the day to bring all of the applications and data over from the external hard drive. So, here I am blogging with my new OS. There aren’t a whole lot of noticeable upgrades from the old OS, but there are some that I really like. First is Time Machine, which is a backup tool which makes daily, weekly, and monthly backups to the external hard drive. I don’t even notice when it’s running, all that’s needed is for the external hard drive to be connected, which it isn’t all the time. I mean, why have a laptop if I’m going to be at my desk all the time. Apple Mail and iCal had some upgrades too. There is a whole slew of stationary options in Mail, which I haven’t used too much yet, but will just to annoy people with bigger emails. Mail also added a task list (which is shared with iCal) and notes tool, which is pretty cool, especially if you know how much I like to have task lists. And, something that I like is the ability for Mail to recognize dates with e-mails. Once it recognizes a date and I hover over it, it give me the option to add an iCal event using it. There are other smaller upgrades with in the OS, but I won’t get into all of them. Check out the Apple website if you want the full list.
Well, that’s about it for now. If another post is added during the next week, it’ll be from Keystone, where I’ll be spending the rest of this week. And again, Happy New Year!