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Finally installed Snow Leopard (10A432). ^_^ The process went very smoothly, booting off a USB stick I'd used Disk Utility to restore the image onto. It's much as noted elsewhere - very little difference on the surface, with all the fun down below in the engine rooms; my particular favorite will be OpenCL, finally bringing vendor-neutral, cross-platform GPGPU to the desktop, with the standard administered by the Khronos Group, also responsible for OpenGL and friends. It did, however, cause the iPhone to be temporarily invisible, but dropping iTunes back in place (and taking the opportunity to add the debug version of the USB kext, for USB tracing) solved that. It's worth noting that QuickTime 7 and Rosetta are optional installs, though if you have a Pro key, QT7 will be installed by default; they're gradually embarking on a complete overhaul of the frameworks, given how old some of the original code now is, so the player's migrating to "QuickTime X", and its accompanying shiny new frameworks.

And on the OpenGL front, rabitguy pointed out a particularly interesting presentation on the internals of the iPhone's GPU, courtesy of some ingenious hackery. If you'd rather download it, for later viewing, here's the FLV link. ^_^ Also, via the Khronos Group, the presentation given at SIGGRAPH this year on Beyond Programmable Shading, all slides provided.

I feel in an oddly positive mood tonight. ("Oh, I'm sorry, master!" "No, it'll pass, it'll pass.") In part, that's maybe due to getting back into contact with an old friend, in part, someone who makes me feel very good simply thinking about them (let alone being able to snuggle up to them..), and in part, getting some momentum going, at long last, on the iPhone development front and musically. It'll be a while before those last two bear fruit, but it's part of what I need to thrive - too placid an existence merely ossifies the brain, or what passes for mine, in any event. I have a distinct minimum load requirement. =:)

Apropos of nothing, here's dinner. ^_^ A quinoa concoction from ages back, finally taken out of the cryogenic unit, with asparagus, mushrooms, and a dash of cream cheese, alongside two of Middle Farm's superlative wild boar & apple sausages, and a few spears of baby corn, sauteed and nuked with garlic and Greek pepper.


And if you haven't seen the Avatar trailer yet, what are you waiting for? =:D (Needless to say, grab it in 1080p if you can use it, and hook up some good speakers)
 
 
 
 
 
 
I keep stopping to stare at those sausages. They look delicious.
Next time, I should show one in cross-section, close up. =:) They're really very good - richly porky, presumably due to the use of boar, with a nice gentle apple tanginess in the background. They also sell untreated milk from their own Jersey cows.. lovely stuff, though of course, it goes off within around three days, rather than the week or two conventional treatment affords. Being unhomogenised as well, you've got the choice of leaving it unshaken when you open it up, and get that wonderful cream off the top.. =:9
DUDE! You're eating Beanish! Help! Help, Mr Spook, Beanish is being eaten by a monster!

Edited at 2009-08-22 06:13 am (UTC)
Aaaah! Dammit. I'll never be able to look at a sausage the same way again. ^_^;

Oh, gods.. now I'm thinking about Beanworld porn.
Bunny snuggles are good, I don't get to read enough about happy things like that :)

And if you haven't seen the Avatar trailer yet, what are you waiting for?

Thanks for that... now I need to find a new pair of pants before I go to work.
I'm happy you noticed that. ^_^ I suppose it's a difficult thing to reply to, but.. those were a few magical nights. I'm quite a snuggly sort, I think, so just the ability to cuddle up to sleep can mean so much to me.

Hee! Like I need to tell you that? (Do we get to see Happy Couple pics? =:)

*giggle* I'm finding myself needing to rewatch that trailer a couple times a day. ^_^; Okay, I do wish they'd been actually furry, but still - a massive budget production, furry-friendly, and with transhumanism at its core? If James Cameron (assuming he had such rights) put the flick up tomorrow, I'd be there with my 1080p payment within seconds. (And good audio, of course) Eventually, we'll reach such immediacy, and without cams. ^_^

I wonder if James Cameron has ever seen Watership Down.. =:)