Archive for date: January 11, 2005

Getting started with “Getting Things Done”

January 11, 2005 | Books I Read | By: Mark VandeWettering

After reading some of the material on, I decided to order, read and apply some of the lessons in the book. It’s good! I’ll have some more comments later, but some good additional pointers are here. Try reading them to see the flavor of Allen’s approach, and to see if it might be helpful […]

Just how do you get to become a pundit, anyway?

January 11, 2005 | Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

It’s obviously not by having anything insightful to say. Robert Scoble has quite possibly the most “I just don’t get it” response to Jobs’ MacWorld keynote so far. Let’s work this slowly so that even he can understand: The Mac mini is the cheapest Macintosh ever released. It costs about the same as an iPod […]

Rx For XP

January 11, 2005 | Public Service | By: Mark VandeWettering

Microsoft has released a Malicious Software Removal Tool. I thought that’s what Linux install disks did. Bad-dump-pump.

Free beer that’s free as in speech

January 11, 2005 | Cooking and Recipes | By: Mark VandeWettering

Not content with OpenCola? How ’bout Our Beer instead? It does have one drawback: It is based on classic ale brewing traditions but with added guarana for a natural energy-boost. Call me a purist, but that seems, well, wrong.

MacWorld Keynote Underway

January 11, 2005 | General, Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

What can I say, Steve is a master. Short list of stuff so far: Tiger improvements include: Spotlight Desktop Search Dashboard Quicktime 7, with H.264 iLife ’05, with new versions of all major apps More later. iWork, with Keynote 2 and Pages, a new wordprocessing app The Mac Mini, $499 or $599, very small, very […]

Apple Keynote in 1 hour

January 11, 2005 | News, Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’ll try to blog shortly after to let you all what’s what.