Here’s a chronological report, containing my holiday musings. No, there’s not much there – it was my holiday, remember!
July 6th, 2001
It’s quite a thrill to sit under a full moon in St-Péreuse-en-Morvan (France), reading and writing about Mac OS X on a brandnew iBook. This is truly a holiday – and I wish this were the way to work like this the whole year round…
The harvest so far:
- osx.hyperjeff.net/apps for Mac OS X qames and other Cocoa information
- the home page of Jeroen Scheerder contains a description of his first encounter with Mac OS X (in Dutch)
- TeXShop is a TeX previewer for Mac OS X
I have also learned to appreciate Goldberg, a simple but effective image viewer/editor, coming in versions for Mac OS 8.6 (and up) as well as Mac OS X. Goldberg is available as freeware on www.opus.plugin.ch/freeware/g2.
July 10th, 2001
The Internet comes to the camping: France Telecom has installed a Netanoo Internet terminal ( http://www.netanoo.com ). It’s a thinly disguised iMac, and you pay for connection time using a prepaid chip card. I suppose this is just the beginning of the Internet terminal story – but already I know what is missing: a way to take bookmarks’ passwords, e-mail addresses and other personal data from browser to browser, from terminal to terminal. And if you’re seeing a business opportunity here, do remember that most of the personal data I’m referring to are already portable, because they are on my PDA.
July 15th, 2001
The french (paper) magazine “Computer Arts. Création, Arts et Technologie pour Mac et PC” contains some great artwork (sorry, no web address). They pointed me to a series of worthwhile sites:
- Fonted shows some fine fonts
- www.yazo.net has a few nice tutorials on Flash and Director
- Akinia is a good looking girl, who will guide you on a real treasure hunt in France
July 21st, 2001
If you care about chess on the Mac, take a look at MacChess’s Home Page.
Now that I have a DVD-player in the iBook, I will be reading The Mac DVD Resource(
http://www.wormintheapple.gr/macdvd/), especially since I want to find out why Disney’s “Toy Story” and ” Toy Story 2″ can’t be played on the iBook…
If your children start asking to many “why…?” questions, send them to The Why? Files (
whyfiles.org). This site will answer a lot of science quenstions.