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Just a quickie for now. Feel free to email if you're wanting anything more substantial. =:)

The Register takes a hands-on look at the Core 2 Duo.

Interestingly, now that the primaries are done with in California, it seems - for now, anyway - that Schwarzenegger is once more vulnerable. According to the mildly Republican-leaning Rasmussen pollsters, "Our first election poll here since California's June 6 primaries shows the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, Phil Angelides, with a narrow lead of 46% to 44% over the incumbent." This compares to Arnie leading 49-36 in April, which became a level 45-45 in May.

Yay! I've never been a big fan of iChat's substitution of ASCII smileys with cheesy graphics, especially the all-too-happy one associated with :-P - so I went googling, and found the complete answer:

cd /Applications/iChat.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj
mv SmileyTable.plist SmileyTable.plist.disabled-as-theyre-really-annoying

Quit and relaunch iChat, and you're done. ^_^ (Assuming you're using English as the system language, and are an admin user, as the permissions on the file are root/admin) This is in Tiger - it seems the file used to belong to a private framework, once upon a time:


Ruff Trigger looks like it could be a fun game.. only for PS2 and Xbox, though - no sign of a PSP version. Meanwhile, if you've been thinking of buying one of Pangea's games, they're currently holding a weekend sale on all their downloadable titles for $10 each.

And if you go wandering around certain factories, you never quite know what kind of elevators you might encounter..

MMMmmmm... very, very good, I'd say. I'd opt for wolf fur myself, of course, but basically, I very much agree...