May 29, 2003


I've finally updated Movable Type to version 2.63. Of course, I needed a tiny bit of help some assistance.

Apple has updated iTunes to version 4.01. A few minor updates, but the real story is its ending of sharing except for on a local Mac network. Overly enthusiastic sharers forced Jobs' hand; although I'm quite sure that hackers have already worked around this new barrier.

Am loving Mozilla Firebird. Although I haven't completed my week of testing with MF as my default browser, I think it will become my default. It handles tabs better than Safari and is noticably faster. I think the color output could be better, but I'll see what happens once Safari goes "Gold Master" status some time next month. For now, Firebird is the ish!

bonus:I'm trying out NetZero's Platinum ISP service. It's now available for Mac OS X and less than half the price of my current Earthlink service. Of course, I just signed up for DSL service with the latter and will *fingers crossed* be leaving the world of dialup soon. There are several improvements: better integration of proprietary software, faster logins, and pretty good customer service (I haven't used it yet, but I like their system). If you have to use dialup, I would recommend them.

Posted by ronn at May 29, 2003 10:17 AM

Hmm... gotta try these out sometime... Thanks for the pointers... Posted by: PatCH on May 29, 2003 08:32 PM
Hey PatCH, didn't know you had a Mac! Even if you don't, you can use some of the programs/hardware -- either now or in the not-too-distant future. Posted by: ronn on May 30, 2003 08:57 AM