Monthly Archives: January 2006

Memories of Pixar when it was ILM

Disney’s acquisition of Pixar is bringing back memories. I remember reading Ed Catmul’s papers in either IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications or in the SIGGRAPH proceedings in the mid 1980. I think I still have the paper on Luxo Jr … Continue reading

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Mac OS X Version 10.4.4 – First Impressions

I just installed 10.4.4. A pleasent surprise is that, unlike other Tiger Updates, the system did not hang after I rebooted the computer. Some performance problems have gone away. iTunes 6.0.2 is running faster and I can scrub around videos, … Continue reading

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Google Pack. So What?

Google announced it’s desk top bundle Google Pack. As far as I can see, it is simply a buldling of it’s own Google Earth, Google Desktop, Picasa, Toolbar for IE, and Google Pack Screensaver. They also throw in Norton Antivirus … Continue reading

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Apple MacBook

The waiting is almost over. I can finally replace this underpowered PowerBook with a MacBook. I’m waiting for the early adopters to report. If this gets rid of the spinning beach ball of death, then maybe I’ll get one by … Continue reading

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Google Earth for Mac

Easy to download and install — Download from web site, open the dmg, and drop the app in the Application folder. Runs pretty fast, even on my 800MHz G4 Powerbook Flew from my home to Disneyland. Limited by network speed … Continue reading

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The BCS worked for once.

We finally had a worth while BCS. Even though UT won, the Rose Bowl was a great game, exciting to the end. How do you stop a QB who can pass AND run?

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Gmail Links

I never noticed the map links in Gmail, so I think it’s a new Gmail feature. If there is an address in your message, Gmail offers to show it in google maps. It’s a non-obrusive “Would you like to…” link … Continue reading

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