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All bloody day I've been watching this:

Every year I'm subjected to the awfulness that is Quicktime streaming, useless, slow, and down right frustrating as it continues to move the playhead while providing neither video of audio. Wont don't they just use progressive video download I don't know.

That aside, lets check my predictions:

"new 64bit Mac Tower with new case, most likely a derivation of the current case minus grill"
Correct, alas, the grill is still there 'yuck'

New to OS 10.5:
"iCal 3", yup

"iChat 4 with VOIP and better video support .mac only"
no VOIP yet but some interesting features that already exists via third party addon's like ChatFX

"Safari 3", no information here yet

"Spotlight 2 with keywords! and better tie ins with new Finder"
It may have keywords, I tm ay not, It's unsure, but things have been enhanced

"Finder 2", changes unsure yet.

"Some kind of virtualisation probably like Fast User Switch, not like WINE or X11"
Well, no mention here, but maybe that's there 'Top Secret' feature.

"Front Row 2", no details available here yet either.

"Vector UI" annoying absent, I was hoping a large focus would be here in order to get developers fixing apps NOW and not when It's too late.

In dreams:
"new File System, versioning/revision/history/rollback per file/folder"
Well it has a versioning system now, though not how id imagined it, not sure how practical this will be.

Time Machine:

And Space machine!!

I think overall, underwhelming, though I new it would be (being a pessimist)
The 'top secret' feature better be pretty amazing, though I doubt it is. They need to make huge changes to the way we deal with files in the Finder and a large UI overall to unify apps appearances with a move to vector. If I got both of those things I'd shut up and salivate, but otherwise, I'm left facing an update that will just fix a few things (hopefully everything) which... is grrreat and all, but certainly has no ground for them to start taunting Vista so much, it speaks of desperation.

I just pray to god they get this one right, cus It's possibly the most important release ever, it should be the coming of age we're all waiting for in the face of Vistas launch, and that kind of thing only happens every 5 years


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Just found a Dragonfly in my garden:

And oddly, enough, a giant fat panting rat, but he didn't stay for pictures.

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This is the best thing ever:

Built in light so you can see keyboard, wow, totally awesome... *sigh*

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Just got back from Town, I have bought a ring! and I checked out Apples Cinema Displays, got my eye on a 23" still, but I am definitely waiting for Apple to bring out new models first.

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STILL rendering the final, It's going a lot slower than It should and I keep running out of disk space!

WWDC is coming soon (2 Days 18 hours 52 minutes) My predictions are:
Announce and hopefully release new 64bit Mac Tower with new case, most likely a derivation of the current case minus grill, id say it would be smaller but you can't release a new killer comp and have it same design but smaller, if It's smaller it will have to be a different form entirely. Who knows maybe Apple will even go back to the G4 Cube design now the chips run cooler.

No iPod related stuff, this is WWDC man!

New to OS 10.5:
iCal 3
iChat 4 with VOIP and better video support .mac only
Safari 3
Spotlight 2 with keywords! and better tie ins with new Finder
Finder 2
Some kind of virtualisation probably like Fast User Switch, not like WINE or X11
Front Row 2
Vector UI

In dreams:
new File System, versioning/revision/history/rollback per file/folder
Rosetta like device for running Windows binaries without windows (such dangerous ground)
Tabbed Finder
new Cinema Displays that suspend in the air via magical dust at 200dpi and have built in iSight and IR.

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