i’ve been a very bad blogger here. part of it was due to my primitive computer setup which didn’t make doing a lot of computing things fun or easy. i’ve got my main music making computer: an apple g4 tower with protools hardware. i see myself keeping that for a while still, but it’s not an ideal computer for daily net cruising for various reasons, one of which is that it can never go into sleep mode due to the protools cards not being energy star compliant.
so my awesome new computer also happens to be appple’s least expensive computer (sort of): the mac mini. the reason i say sort of is that i maxed it out with 2 gigs of ram. it’s replacing a slow apple ibook (circa 2001/2002) and a compaq desktop pc (circa 1999/2000). this little computer is cool. first, it’s about 1/20’th the size of the pc. and now that macs use intels, i’m able to run windows simultaneously with osx using a nifty program called parallels. so the pc is destined for the local electronics recycling center soon.