September 20, 2002

10.2.1 OS update pending

Posted by Scott at 08:30 AM

I went to the YMCA last night after work to take one of Joanne's step aerobics classes. It was fun and different as usual. Afterwards I used a pay phone to call Michelle and see if she wanted me to come straight home or go to Barnes and Noble in order to find some swing music. It's been hard for us to find the time to browse music and we need to practice between our dance classes. Going to a music store is not something you can easily do with four small kids hanging off of you. Compound that with the fact that the nearest music stores are all half an hour away in south Nashua and you can see why we haven't purchased any yet. Since the kids were behaving reasonably well, she told me to head to south Nashua.

On my way down there I swung by the new Mac store (MacCentral?) that opened up across the street from B&N. I decided to finally buy Mac OS X 10.2 (aka Jaguar) because Apple has released their 10.2.1 update online. If you recall last week I said I didn't want to make the 10.2 move until there was a 10.2.1. I also picked up the new Adobe Photoshop Elements for digital photography handling/manipulation. This weekend I'll do the installations during one of the kids' naps.

I went across the street to B&N to pick up some music. Boy! They have a cool setup. You swipe any CD under the scanner at their headphone stations and you can listen to the music on that CD. It's streamed in digitally from some outside music file server. What a wonderful way to “try before you buy”! In the end I picked up two CDs that are what you might call neo-swing: Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot and a collection called Swing This, Baby. The latter has kind of a racy cover.

A lot of bloggers are commenting on this and I can't help but join in. I know that sex appeal is often used in advertising, but this is ridiculous! Skimpy models and burial coffins!! It's just wrong!

Meanwhile Al-Qaeda has sunk to a new low in their attacks on the American way of life — telemarketing. Do these terrorists have any morals whatsoever?!

Geeky joke of the day:

“In Googlis non est, ergo non est.”

meaning if it is not on Google, it does not exist.