Archives: June 2004
Mon Jun 28, 2004
Sophie B. Hawkins was fabulous
Last night I saw Sophie B. Hawkins perform at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco. Apparently it was part of the Gay Pride festivities, allowing me to learn something new about Sophie. The concert was fabulous. She sang amazingly, and she reminded me that I love so many of her songs. It was a really small venue, so I could stand right up front and practically touch her, although I was able to contain myself.
After the show she hung around to chat with her fans. I got her to sign a postcard that a member of her street team gave me.
I have all of her albums. I bought her Whaler CD, and I loved it so I bought her Tongues and Tails CD, which I also loved. She does a fabulous rendition of Bob Dylan's I Want You. Her latest CD is Wilderness, which is great. I was worried I wouldn't like it because I don't like most CDs that come out these days, but I've been listening to this one a lot.
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Tue Jun 22, 2004
Web Page for my New Feature
I previously talked about the new System Migration feature I worked on. Apple has made a whole web page describing it. Check it out here.
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Wed Jun 16, 2004
Photos from the 2004 JAV International Road Trip
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Mon Jun 14, 2004
INXS to appear on Rock Star
Mark Burnett, mastermind of Survivor and The Apprentice, is now producing a new reality show called Rock Star. The winner will record an album with INXS and go on a world tour.
I start singing lessons this week in preparation for my audition. I have no delusions that I will win or even progress anywhere, but as a long time INXS fan, I can't pass up the experience of trying out. I'm taking lessons to minimize the amount I expect I'll suck.
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Wed Jun 09, 2004
My new feature ships!
Apple introduced new Power Mac G5 systems today that include the new feature I worked on. It's the system migration feature that can take data from your old Macintosh and transfer it to your brand spanking new Macintosh.
While working on this, I came upon numerous instances with friends where I knew this would save them hours of time, but I couldn't say anything about it.
Truly Hassle-Free Upgrade
Apple simplicity lets you add a Power Mac G5 to your creative studio without days of downtime configuring a new system. The new Mac OS X setup assistant helps you effortlessly move user accounts, system preferences, documents and applications from an old Mac to a new Power Mac G5 — and the transfer is FireWire fast.
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Thu Jun 03, 2004
JAV International Road Trip 2004 stops in Trail
Thursday, June 3, 2004 was the first full day in Trail, British Columbia.
This is the city I grew up in. Well, actually, I grew up in Fruitvale, which is 11 kilometers away. But Fruitvale is a nothing little village and I went to high school in Trail. Tomorrow I present the John A. Vink Computer Science Scholarship to someone. I don't know who yet. I think I'm also going to talk to an Information Technology 10 class.
This has been the sunniest stop on my trip so far.
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JAV International Road Trip 2004 stops in Vancouver
Tuesday, June 1, 2004 was the first full day in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Vancouver was very nice, but cloudy. I saw Stanley Park (the same guy who invented hockey's Stanley Cup), Granville Island, Chinatown, Gastown, Canada Place, etc. I got to see my old high school friend Melanie, as well as my high school Algebra teacher Mr. McGregor. I made them both sign my yearbook - 14 years late.
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