My new pet Tiger

I did it, I fell for the spiffy new dashboard apps, and the rather nice search system, Spotlight. I upgraded to OS X Tiger this weekend.

So far I'm rather happy with the upgrade. Do I think the upgrade is worth the price tag, I'm not sure yet. But it's something I knew about when I joined the 'Apple Family'.

So far everything is working just fine. Only one little issue came up and I managed to deal with it after some digging through Apple's support documents. Seems that they decided to change the way that they handle syncing on cell phones that run the Symbian OS.

I never had a problem syncing contacts or calendar items between my Mac and my Nokia 3650. I never needed anything running on my phone other than the stuff that came on the phone when I got it from T-Mobile. Well, Apple decided that wasn't good enough (I imagine it's a move to make more Symbian OS phones compatible with iSync.) and with iSync 2.0 all Symbian OS phones require a little Java applet on them for iSync to work with it.

Seems that somewhere in the mix things went very very wrong, and my phone just wouldn't accept calendar updates from my Mac. The link would go down and iSync would come to a screeching halt. I spent quite a lot of time trying to work out the issue and finally decided to stop syncing the calendar items, which allowed things to work fine but that just wasn't good enough. (Nevermind that I almost never use the calendar on my phone.) So 45 minutes of trying to come up with just the right combination of words to search for I found a document on Apple's website that offered a solution to a similar problem. One clearing of iSync's history later and everything is right with my little world again.

Now I just wish I knew some other people with Tiger and a compatible webcam so I can try out the new video conferencing in iChat.

There is no snow in March, I don't know what you're talking about.

I woke to rain, rain that became sleet, sleet that became hail, hail that became snow. It's snowing in the middle of March. That is wrong. I live in southeast Virginia, there is no March snow here. This is just wrong. To top that off, all (and I mean ALL) of downtown Norfolk is without power, so Nextel's phone systems are totally dead (guess they never heard of backups) so my radio is out, direct connect is out, and the only working phone I have is my personal one. If it weren't that my work laptop's primary connect was via Sprint I'd be working in the dark as it were.

Anyway, I'm sitting at the Virginia Beach oceanfront with no work to do until 16:00, and I'm BORED!

That is all.

Little bit of everthing

First, I ran into this quiz on someone else's blog and wondered how mine would come out. It came out just like I thought it would.

You scored as Fall. You are FALL. You appreciate all that you have and are willing to share with others. You are a friend in the truest sense of the word, and can easily focus your attention on those who need you, placing yourself on the back burner. You make sure your responsibilities are met before you allow yourself free time.


What Season Are You?
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Ok, I know, all this time with nothing and I'm posting a quiz result. I think it's appropriate though. These last few months have taught me a lot about myself. At the very least shown me that I am who I think I am. So it makes sense to me and I'm the only one that it has to make sense to, no?

Alright, what have I been up to? Mostly work, lots of work. I really don't like my job or more I don't like the company I work for. That's fine though, as I don't know how much longer I'll be with them. I just don't like having to sacrifice quality for speed, and that's what they want.

Money sucks. Not having it sucks. Having to have it sucks. I don't want anything to do with it. I'm kind of stuck with it but I still don't want to deal with it.

I've come to the realization that I really don't have any friends anymore. There are people that were my friends; I still care about them and I'm sure at least some of them still care about me. We don't talk anymore, though. Not sure if that's my fault, their fault, or really no one's fault. Doesn't matter really. Fact is that we don't and that sucks. I don't even have anyone I would call a friend at work. Sure there are a few people I get along with and even like, but I work a rather solitary job. I see my coworkers briefly, in the morning, and in the evening. Otherwise, I work alone. With my schedule, it means that the only person I really get to spend any time with is my girlfriend. I adore her to no end but as much as she means to me she can't be everything to me. It's not possible and it's not healthy to try. Nothing much to do about it right now, though, but deal with it until things change.

Speaking of her, some interesting things have occurred in our relationship. Nothing bad; in fact, I think in some ways it's made us closer or at least made us realize how close we already are. Definitely interesting, though.

Otherwise, I'm not really sure what to say. I've gotten so out of the habit of writing, anything at all, that I don't really know how to do it anymore. Probably should work on that but I'm not going to say that I will as that will most certainly assure that I won't.