Jeremy's almost but not quite entirely moribund blog

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

New Mac Mini gets downgraded graphics

So Apple just announced the new Mac Mini systems built on Intel processors. They feature a new higher price and Intel GMA950 graphics chips using shared memory! Blech! And I thought the ATI 9200 chips in the old Minis were bad enough... at least those had dedicated graphics memory (some with 64MB).

And the entry-level unit (now at $600) still doesn't include a DVD burner. And you have to pay $800 to get one with a Core Duo chip. At least they all have gigabit Ethernet now.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Moonlight madness

Moonlight madness
Originally uploaded by jpstanley.
The sky is clear and calm. The fog and haze have been cleaned away by a recent storm. The moon hasn't risen yet. Perfect conditions for stargazing--If it weren't for those obnoxious searchlights.

Advertising searchlights absolutely infuriate me. It's extremely selfish and audacious of Park's Sportsman to ruin the sky for miles around to try and bring people to their store. What gives them the right to invade the sky over my own home?

I've bought from this store before, but I won't do so in the future.

On a lighter note, I find it mildly amusing that the moon isn't actually actually going to rise until their "moonlight madness" sale ends...