More MAC updates
I have now been using the MAC for a few days and I love it!
There has been lots and lots of stress as I get used to the new way of doing things, and the sometimes back to front ways in which the MAC works as opposed to the PC.
Overall though so far it is far superior to the PC in so many ways.
I haven't yet started to explore things like projects etc which is on my next task list to do.
A few interesting things though I found an amazing open source FTP application Filezilla which is so much better than anything I have used before.
It did take me a couple of hours to work out why some stuff was simply not working on it, but after I changed the settings it has all worked perfectly.
I also discovered a very cool open source code editor Smultron, which is just fantastic and after a bit of experience quite easier to use.
So more learning and more experience to go...
I've Been Arrested!
Don't bother posting bail
I think I'll just do my time!
Some Pics of Lucy
I was going through some old files and I came across some pictures of Lucy when she was a puppy.
She has grown into such a beautiful dog, but looking back at these pictures she was such a cute puppy!
This big floppy ears are just so adorable.
What Does the Supreme Court Decision Mean?
The Decision handed down today by the Californian Supreme Court is not really a surprise given that Proposition 8 was passed by a majority of voters.
But it's a significant disappointment and I am sure that everyone would have liked the dissenting vote to be the majority vote.
Yes the Proposition does go against the equality as the lone dissenter suggested:
"The majority's holding is not just a defeat for same-sex couples, but for any minority group that seeks the protection of the equal protection clause of the California Constitution," wrote Moreno, the court's only Democratic appointee.
I always believed that Government and the courts were supposed to look after the minorities in society, but in this case the Republican appointed Californian Supreme Court has voted on the technicality of the vote, and not the legality of the meaning of the vote.
There is one small silver lining in the continued recognition of he 18000 Same Sex marriages already performed in California which is a small step at least.
Where to now, I don't know.
I think there will again be some large protests in California, especially against the Church of latter Day Saints.
But I am not sure that these protests will work.
Over the last ten years the number of people who support Same Sex Marriage has steadily grown and other states of the USA are enacting legislation to recognize our relationships.
Whilst this may be a large step back we have been making many small steps forward.
It will happen and Same Sex Marriage will eventually be legal in all States, we all have to continue moving forward and pushing the issue.
MAC Transition so far.....
There are some things that the MAC just seems to do seamlessly, like the whole set up process.
On the other hand even though I was promised converting my PC outlook mail would be easy, I have found it harder than expected.
I think part of the problem of course is that my email files run into the 5 GB range in about 6 separate files.
So far my old PC has been working for about 10 hours converting each email message into the required format, and I am yet to try and actually import these into Entourage yet.
I did manage to delete all my contacts in my iPhone by selecting the wrong settings, and I am hoping that they all come back once all of my emails and contacts are on the MAC properly, well either that or I will restore the iPhone from my PC.
I don't know whether it's the maxed out memory I had installed on the MAC or just the fact that it's not a PC but the web surfing experience is totally different.
Where on the PC things like Facebook would hang, be slow and jerky on MAC it's just seamless quick and easy to use.
I am going to have to learn all of the shortcut keys and get used to the keyboard, but I would have had the keyboard issue with almost any new computer really.
It's going to be a steep learning curve and I will blog more about my experiences as it happens
Contemplating Moving to a MAC
I have been contemplating moving from a PC to a MAC for ages and ages.
Before the boy left his previous company we even bought a whole lot of employee software for MAC so I would have most of the software I need.
With the whole technical nightmares I have been having over the last few weeks and glacial pace at which my PC has been running the issue has come up again.
I love the stylishness of the Macbooks and I love the feel of them, but I am really wary of having to learn a totally new computer interface and the down time that this will provide.
I am thinking of the MacBook 2.0 GHZ 13.3 inch aluminium with 4GB Ram or the White MacBook with the same RAM, the $400 price difference for the aluminium vs white is something I can;t really work out.
When it comes down to the look, I actually prefer the white glossy finish than the aluminium, as I have had aluminium Sony Vaois for years and years.
My concerns all stem from two areas:
- Getting used to the new interface
- Running my normal programs via MAC.
I had considered running Boot Camp or something so I could dual boot the computer, but there is really only one application that I use with any regularity that I would have to buy as a MAC program and that's my business accounting package.
But since I am wanting to move from a desktop financial package to an online financial package that argument seems redundant.
The other option is to run my financial package on one of the many pcs in the office and get it of of my machine.
There is also the issue that this will force me to finally fix all the quirks in our software for running on MAC browsers which is a rather important and significant plus
Does anyone who reads my blog have any experience in moving from PC to MAC with things like transferring PST files for outlook?
And what about using all of my old PC files through USB drives, do they work fine with MAC?
I have some many USB storage devices that I don't want the issue if I do move.
One of the really big features I love about the mac is the fact that there are so many MAC stores which you can pretty much walk into with your MAC and just ask them for help.
I am pretty PC literate in many ways, but sometimes you need to know something out of the ordinary and you need an expert.
So any one care to give me some advice or thoughts here?
Especially about transferring PST files, video formats etc
*Sigh* you know the boy calls it like a dog going back to it's own vomit every time I walk by an apple store I always play with the MacBooks!
Maybe I should just pull my finger out and do it?
The price of security
I haven't blogged much in the last couple of weeks,
Oh yeah I haven't really blogged much this year, it's just been too busy and too full on with work.
But the last week and a half has truly taken the cake for stress.
My computer was infected with a Trojan that my Anti Virus Software did not pick up, and by the time I picked it up it had hijacked my browser and done all sorts of other nasty things.
I couldn't even update to a newer version of an Anti Virus software.
So for the second time this year I had to rebuild my PC and then uninfected all my files and lord knows what else.
It has just been a stressful nightmare and I am very pissed off that my AVG virus protection let it through.
I ended up using the latest Mcaffe software which whilst very secure and has already prevented my PC from being attacked again by the same Trojan.
But the downside is it makes my computer run so slowly.
It's the price of security I suppose.
If I want to download a large file it takes forever because the AV program scans the file as it's being downloaded to prevent nefarious scripts from being run.
I already have the maximum RAM my computer can handle so I am in a bind really. I need the Virus Scan active but I need the PC to run faster.
Why can't they write a AV program that works and doesn't make your PC run like a snail!
Artwork in progress
So this is the next shot of the artwork in progress
We get to choose six of them....
Are Today's straigh teens just like gay men in terms of sex?
A really interesting opinion piece in this weekend's SMH talked about the changing attitudes of teens to sex.
Teens these days are having it seems multiple sex partners, group sex and basically almost anything goes.
Eve has been to parties where guys lined up for oral sex. A double standard can apply. "For the guys, there's a hero status.
Doesn't that sound just like a gay sex club or party?
Is it such a turn around from the abstinence only nonsense that the USA right wingers try and force down people's throats?
Or is this the same as what was going on ten / twenty years ago?
I certainly didn't end up at parties like the ones mentioned in the article.
Lara, 19, says group sex - usually spur-of-the-moment and alcohol-fuelled - is common at her university residences, where she has heard of anything from threesomes to encounters with up to a dozen people. "It's the whole dorm-living thing. It goes on a whole lot," she says. "Group sex is mainly involving three guys and a girl, but I have heard of up to nine or 10 guys and two girls … All scenarios are pretty much imaginable."
I wish I had but I was a conservative kid coming to terms with my sexuality experimenting with some select friends.
I do think that the explosion of information about sex through the Internet makes it far easier for teens to find out what the reality of sex is. It's no longer a taboo to talk about all sorts of sexual activities.
And if you have a particular fetish, other like minded people are just a mouse click away.
Once upon a time the wanton sexual escapades of gay men was considered to be filthy, these days we seem to be getting a run for our money from our straight teen counterparts!
Guys with iPhones
What an amazing site!
thousands of pictures of guys all taken on their iPhone, oh be still my beating tongue!
Finally a sensible policy on sex
The US will remove funding for teen abstinence only programs and spend money on proper sex education.
This will send a clear snub and may even start a fight by the Republicans who oppose any form of discussion around sex to tens.
And of course this in the same week as Bristol Palin, the scrag daughter of Sarah Palin launches an abstinence campaign for young teens.
Hypocrisy darling hypocrisy.
In a flap over porn
It would seem the media is trying to get us all in a flap over porn.
The National Film and Sound Archives has shock horror over 108 pornographic movies that are Australian made!
Shock horror that our National archive of movies shudl include pornography!
How very funny, especially consiering one generations porn is another generations historical records.
Even funnier was the fact that all the titles mentioned were gay porn too!
PS: I admit to have seen or owned at least two of the movies mentioned AND I know at least two performers in them too...
Breaking News Google employs border collie and contract goat workers
Yes I kid you not, Google has employed a Border Collie to manage a herd of goats which are used to keep the grass 'mown' around their campus.
It's in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint of Google, with the Goats used instead of convential fossil fuel burning lawn mowers.
My favorite part of this is the fact they are employing a border collie to manage the goats!
Quote of the day...
Mitcham said. "I would have to pash you for you to get it."
Such a Matty thing to say and so cool!
Scott - Blake Mason
Phwoar… 100% Straight & 100% Man, Scott has that endearing cheekiness and cockney swagger making him simply irresistible. He’s got the perfect body and a nice fat cock to complete the package… yum!!!
A builder by trade, you can just imagine that hot body sweating, sparkling and glowing in the sun as he works at the building site. Sod it… time to remodel the house methinks! ;-)
Labels: Blake Mason, eye candy porn
New Artist Found - Peter McLisky
This very interesting artist is Australian and does some of the most amazing sculptural art works for inside and outside from metal and concrete.
I can just imagine how cool these would look in a big green paddock or in a large back garden!