Normally upgrading operating systems isn’t a task people find fun or exciting. For that reason, among others as well as fear of change, I still know many folks running Tiger, and in some extremes, OS 9.
With Leopard, those waiting to upgrade their operating system had a bit more cushion. In most cases, Tiger was still being supported, and people who were delaying the leap to Leopard could still get by, albeit a bit more slowly. The user interface changes Leopard employed when compared to Tiger, were a bit more drastic in comparison to Apple’s most recent OS release.
Snow Leopard, builds directly upon OS X’s progressive interface changes that Apple made with Leopard. So upgrading from Leopard to Snow Leopard shouldn’t confuse even the most novice mac user. The single, snazziest new “feature” is that Exposé found some intelligence. Instead of opening all of your windows in a single row, Exposé now understands a few more levels of what windows belong to what application. Additionally, some tools in simple navigation and control of your open windows have been added. All in all, it’s arguably the flashiest new addition to Apple’s entire OS release, but not even close to the most important.
I know this man, let’s call him Andre. He is older than me, but not by much. All his life he’s been viewed as a relative genius by the people surrounding him. He’s great with his mind when it comes to inverted and closed off self expression. But it has reached the point where these “talents” mean nothing without a solid foundation.
If you’re not familiar with Digg.com, here’s the jist… Members of the site find good content from around the web, other Digg members then vote it up or down, if a story gains popularity it makes the homepage, thus resulting in national exposure.
In theory this sounds like a great concept. However, sites primarily driven by user generated content can quickly turn into a sticky mess of bullshit. When these same sites are centered around an ever-revolving popularity contest that has absolutely no meaningful or stimulating interaction at all, they implode…
Welcome to Digg.
Five years ago, after numerous consecutive Phish tours across the country, a large group of friends and I traveled to Coventry Vermont where Phish last broke things off. The music sucked and the atmosphere was concrete depression mixed with a little bit of suicide.
The grounds were muddy, the band was sad, people were broke, and it rained so much in the days before the festival, that what seemed like Army forces had to be brought in to help the masses get through those 3 days.
But now, five long years after leaving us in a cold, wet and dirty swamp in North Coventry Vermont, when the economy is in the dumps and our unemployment numbers have skyrocketed past 4.2 million people without jobs, Phish decides it’d be a good time to hit the road again. And best of all, to kick things off at Hampton Coliseum on Friday, March 6th 2009 – they opened with a juggernaut… Fluffhead.
I have become rather interested in unique creatures that somewhat scare the shit out of me. What you see below are Giant Japanese Hornets, and from the looks of things, you never want to meet one.
These hornets live right outside Tokyo, can fly upwards of 50 miles a day, and presumably kill around 40 people each year.
Image Credit to Muenster
After exchanging the names of my dogs with a friendly neighbor at the park, I was once again asked what my Australian Shepherd’s name stood for. “Ryu” is what I call him, and it actually means quite a few things. Allow me to share:
Ryu is probably most popular as being the lead street fighter video game character. He was widely chosen by many people because of his magical “Hadouken” power spheres. As he was the lead character ever since the first Street Fighter, those familiar with the video game should recall that not many characters could overpower Ryu, if any at all.
The image above is called “Concentric Hadouken” and showcases how magically fantastic the “essence” of Ryu is. Besides being an incredibly iconic video game character, the name and energy span deep into Japanese sub culture, including early graphic design and digital art.