Michael said something about how much fun it is to track packages, and I have to agree. My iPod shuffle got shipped yesterday (oddly, from Ontario) so I've been checking it over and over again.
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like it's going to be here until Wednesday.
And Kirsten's already said she's probably going to steal it.
The two-handed handshake is going to be the oficial handshake of Phi-star-Phi. Since there are two variations (the forearm grab and the elbow grab), each one will be used in different circumstances. The elbow grab is used with fellow members while the forearm grab is used with outsiders.
It's not exactly secret, but it'll work.
Not much has changed stylistically, but they can drive the 30-inch apple display now. Apparently the keyboard backlighting is 10 times brighter, you can scroll using the trackpad (that seems like something you should be able to do with software on an older machine too), and they can automatically park the heads on your hard drive if you drop the machine.
I wish I were rich so I could afford to buy a new machine every time apple comes up with something new and cool.
I think I'll have to wait for the G5 powerbook. It shouldn't be too many more months.
I think we should form a little physics and astronomy frat. I'm all behind Chris's name for it Phi Star Phi.
All we really need is sweatshirts.
on my laptop before I just had to reboot it for some security patches.
it's not quite as good as drew (currently 170 days of uptime), but it's not too bad. I always end up rebooting my linux machines every week or so to update the kernel or add hardware.
well, i can't do e&m to save my life, but i can make my xterm look pretty. oooh, colors.