May 7th, 2005 5:24 AM

Installed Tiger tonight, and things went surprisingly smoothly. GPGMail freaked out, and some of my extionsions were missing after the upgrade (Synergy, SSHKeychain), but mostly things are working. Haven’t tried MySQL or Redland, yet, though.

The eyecandy on Spotlight is pretty neat, and I’m dying to make use the metadata on everything with RDF. Thinking this would be easier for my photo gallery scripts than using all of the assorted EXIF modules, plus I can then dump the RDF back into metadata attached to each image.

Oh, and I submitted the final version of the MT-Redland paper earlier today. So that’s done. Now I need to get back to work on making it work faster, and on implementing more of SPARQL (DESCRIBE, CONSTRUCT, ASK, and XML Binding Results are now the low hanging fruit) in RDF::Query (which now has a project page).


In a panic to recapture the headlines after the release of Tiger, Bill Gates has given the world a surprise sneak preview of Longhorn.


Unfortunately for Mircosoft, the immediate benefits from using Longhorn seem to be all cosmetic. (“transparent windows?! wave of the future!”)

Now I have one question after that article: what the fuck is with Britons and their need to determine what is and isn’t sexy?

Posted by: Benjamin on May 8th, 2005 11:16 AM

That’s the dumbest article ever. Not only is it filled with confusing and contradictory claims of speed increases related to 64-bit computing, but it starts off with:

This week, both Apple and Microsoft have announced updates to their operating systems which take full advantage of 64-bit processing power.

Except that Apple’s “announcement” came in the form of a shipping product, while Microsoft’s came in the form of a promise of a shipping product in roughly 18 months.


Posted by: kasei on May 8th, 2005 5:35 PM

Well, anyway, there is good news out of all of this. A few weeks ago, I let my friend Matt hook up a hard drive to Frankenstein, and he installed Linux on that drive. Windows, being ever so adaptable, would refuse to load because Frankenstein couldn’t navigate around the boot file searching for a hard drive and an OS that was no longer there, after Matt left. I got a free 40GB hard drive out of helping Matt move the other day (yes, computer hardware falls at me from the sky) and and am at this very moment installing Mandrake Linux on to Frankenstein. I am one step away from the Microsoft empire and one closer to computing freedom. Up yours, Bill Gates! (My first ever open-source zing.)

Posted by: Benjamin on May 9th, 2005 1:33 AM

Heya Kasei, I’m sure you know that there is a Tiger-friendly version of GPGMail out there :)

Posted by: Christoph Görn on May 10th, 2005 3:33 AM

Yes, thanks Christoph! I actually installed it earlier today. My problem was probably a result of the MacGPG binary missing, but it was just crashing Mail. So I removed the plugin until I could freshly install MacGPG and the plugin again. And it’s nice to have it working again.

Posted by: kasei on May 10th, 2005 3:47 AM