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My New Shiny Computer!

I bought it from Apple refurb so t was discounting to begin with by a nice amount. Then on top of that I found out from Apple that I a user customized the machine by building to order, such as adding more RAM, it will have those addons for free but no way of knowing. A Rather awesome lucky dip in a way.

And low and behold, it came with 250gb more HD space and a better Graphics Card, the Nvidia 8800 which is $140 / £70 more I think and if it hadn't came with it I was going to go purchase it myself, Id bought it praying that it would come with that card. And to make things even better Apple said it would ship in 2 weeks, but it arrived but days later on my Birthday of all days!

The only feeling of sadness around the machine is I wanted a 3ghz Mac, just cus of the significance of the wholesome number 3 versus 2.8. That and my old G5 was a 2.7ghz chip,so moving from 2.7 to 2.8 seemed a bit lame, despite the fact that this Intel 2.8 actually performs as fast as 2 x 2.7ghz G5 chips (really)

But even that issue has been solved as a few days ago ZDNet released an over clocking tool for MacPro's and mycomputer is now a dizzying 3.1ghz x 8 Cores instead of 2.8ghz

I've also just added some more ram bringing it to a savory 6gb in total. This thing screams, the graphics card is amazingly fast (for games at least under Windows) and chews up anything I throw at it and asks for more please.

The only thing that upsets it is Crysis on ULTRA amazing OMG settings. And It's still playable which is outstanding given how lick-ably gorgeous that game is:

This new computer benchmarks with Vray a whole 6 to 7.5x faster than my Dual 2.7ghz G5 it replaced. And the Graphics card is 3-4 faster at least on basic polygonal models.

The only problem with it now is I find myself in Windows more than Mac (playing games) and that Windows is more disgusting vile and temperamental that id previously thought. Any crash (and you'll have many) can potentially ruin your partition or require a reinstall of the OS. And a reinstall of the OS is a BIG deal unlike Mac. Reinstalling not only takes ages but require you to nanny it thru each step as it periodically find ways to interrupt and ask you questions it could'nt wait till the end to ask. And worse, much worse than that is you have to reinstall EVERYTHING, as all your settings, all your installed programs are severely tied to the installation of Windows itself unlike Mac. It took my around 15 minutes to transfer my entire old comuter to my new one with all my Applications and settings working and intact. The only exception being server stuff like Apache installs and Adobe software cus they also employ an evil Windows like registry system that also.. just like Windows seemingly breaks and require

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Got myself an iPhone tadda!

And naturally It's all hacked now running custom business

Written myself some custom App to push and pull Photos from the iPhone wirelessly, which is magical to behold


Now if only I could do the same with the Calendar

I'm too cool for school now as I installed Apache HTTP/PHP server on my iPhone:

It's useful because you can connect to yourself in the browser and open files like PDF's and Movies stored on the iPhone hard drive.

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Steve Jobs at Home in 1982
"This was a very typical time. I was single. All you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo, you know, and that's what I had." -- Steve Jobs

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Got my eye on this case for my soon to be purchased iPhone:

Link: www.vajacases.com --- home_en

A case is always going to be a bit annoying but no more so than a small grain of sand obliterating a £300 phone

This case is $80

theres a rather big con though
you shouldn't get the case wet or greasy, and be carefull not to scratch it
I wonder if they sell a protetive cover for the case

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Just found an OS7 emulator!

Harr, memories... what a piece of shit this looks now


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