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Friday, 6 April 2007

Things I don't have time to do [techie]

See, if I were a proper geek, I would have installed Bootcamp, which means my Mac mini could run Windows XP just like a bog-standard PC (what's the point in that?), spent a bit more time playing with VMWare Fusion Beta to get a version of Vista to run properly in a window on my Mac desktop (I, er, think I ran out of everything, which resulted in my having to reboot the Mac within five minutes of starting up the virtual machine).. oh and just to complete the set, have a play with the OSX86 project, which can turn a PC into, er, a Mac.

Oh what fun.

More practical are the ideas I've been having to turn my MacMini into a network (or even internet) accessible PVR (personal video recorder), though. To do this would require a video capture card that's Mac compatible (and doesnt' cost a small fortune) and several weeks of playing with a piece of software like MythTV.

More down to earth, though, is the everpresent need for me to sort my website out! With the incidental music I've composed for the podcast, the little bits of silliness I've noodled with when friends have popped over and other pieces of work in progress (not to mention the old stuff that isn't either on my Myspace page or OffWight) I've fallen a long way behind in showing off my mediocre musical talents!

So, this blog entry isn't so much of a to-do list (if it was, it would be pages long, and include putting blinds up, rewiring the video feeds to the studio so they don't make everything I record hum, finish sorting out the vegetable patch.. I could go on and on!) just an admission that I'm much more likely to play with geeky toys than do anything constructive (like write my blog!)

I started to use my iPAQ's "task list" to keep track of all the things I'm supposed to be doing, but that's fallen by the wayside. Time for a(nother) relaunch, I think!

Posted by james at April 6, 2007 10:41 AM

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