Monthly Archives: February 2006

The messages we put with the pens

Ishita Kapur
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

Abhisheyk Gaur
“The best way to accelerate a Macintosh is at 9.8m/sec2.”

Swati Gupta
”Just about a month from now I’m set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.”

Raman Khatri
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

Vibhas Jain
”The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.”

Nikhil Agrawal
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

Dhruv Agrawal
“Put your future in good hands – your own.”

Aditya K.
“There is a computer disease that anybody who works with computers knows about. It’s a very serious disease and it interferes completely with the work. The trouble with computers is that you ‘play’ with them!”


Poetic justice

“Your karma check for today:
There once was a user that whined
his existing OS was so blind,
he’d do better to pirate
an OS that ran great
but found his hardware declined.
Please don’t steal Mac OS!
Really, that’s way uncool.
(C) Apple Computer, Inc.”

Was the message apple has hidden for hackers within the hardware restrictions of OS x as an ode to all hackers and pirates out there . Not wordsworth but hey it’s cool .

PS – farewell was great , including the heart shaped pizza’s 🙂

Apple bumps MacBook Pro speeds and starts shipping…

Write-up from Infinite Loop at Ars Technica

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Apple! We woke up this morning to the very surprising announcement that Apple had decided to bump the specs on the MacBook Pros from 1.67GHz and 1.83GHz to 1.83GHz for the low-end and 2.0GHz for the high-end model at no additional cost.

All models of the new MacBook Pro will ship with faster Intel Core Duo processors than previously announced, delivering even greater performance at no additional cost. The $2,499 model now includes a 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, up from the previously announced 1.83 GHz, and will begin shipping this week. The $1,999 model now includes a 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo processor, up from the previously announced 1.67 GHz, and will begin shipping next week.

You can also now build-to-order your MBP with as fast as a 2.1GHz processor.

As I sit on hold with Apple while writing this post, it’s unclear as to the reason for this mysterious and sudden bump in speed just before they start shipping out. Perhaps there was an unexpected availability of faster chips at the last moment from Intel?

The lovely representative who just spoke to me on the phone just assured me that everybody’s orders will automatically be upgraded to the higher specs, however the order status page itself may not reflect those changes (it still says 1.67GHz for me) right away or even at all. I’m a little saddened that my order page says they expect to ship by tomorrow but the press release above says that it’s shipping next week, but oh well. C’est la vie of an Apple user…

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Happy Happy Joy Joy time for Apple fans!


Watch out.

An Internet worm that’s been circulating for a couple of weeks is set to destroy files on infected personal computers this Friday, Feb 3.
Symantec has dubbed it ‘W32.Blackmal.E@mm,’ but other security companies have given it different names including ‘Nyxem,’ ‘blackworm,’ ‘Grew.A,’ ‘My Wife’ etc.
The worm is spread by e-mail. It tries to harvest e-mail addresses from infected machines so it may appear to come from someone you know. Unlike many past worms, it is not limited to Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express – all Windows users are vulnerable. It watches your PC’s clock and is set to delete files from infected machines on Feb. 3.
Its not financially motivated , so no back doors , but its set to delete all word , excel , adobe and mp3 files.