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22 March 2005 @ 05:32 pm
Bleh. I got sick worse than normal and needed a day and a half off to recover. At least I'm pretty much awake now. I'm not going to be able to lift tonight, but eh, rest is good.

Kirby, the reincarnation of the ultra w00t 9000 in the form of a dual G5 Power Mac, is here and (halfway) set up. I haven't figured out how to connect to our private file server or hook up my synth, but at least the basic setup was jokingly easy. I did have problems with installing Firefox because that was my first encounter with the weird disk image system used to install stuff (it's not BAD weird - now that I understand it, I can use it - but it did confuse me at first), so I hadn't known to drag the icon off the disk image before dragging it into my applications folder, so I wound up with a mystery disk image every time I ran the application. It's all better now, though. I love how simple installing stuff is. It shows up as an icon and you can simply drag it into your applications folder and then drag it onto your dock from there. I installed X11 (though I haven't gotten around to messing with fink and installing various open-source apps to play with) and Xjournal (which is reputedly the best OS X LJ client, and of course, that's what I'm using to type this).

For some reason, the home and end buttons on my keyboard don't seem to work as expected within a text field, and Bluetooth slows down sometimes, but I'm sure I'll figure that out too. (Bleh, maybe I should have saved some money and gone with the normal USB keyboard and mizzouse instead...but maybe it's just a matter of twiddling the antenna or something. I'll see.)
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: nothing yet
A Bengali Menacehasudeva on March 23rd, 2005 01:40 am (UTC)
Mystery Disk Image sounds like the Engrish title to some manga.
silverluzsilverluz on March 23rd, 2005 09:16 pm (UTC)
I seem to recall hearing that home/end prompt weirdness is one of the nagging issues unix users have moving to OSX. I also seem to recall that there are ways to fix it, but I'll be darned if I remember what they are.
The Heavy Metal Matador: southparkrydain on March 23rd, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC)
It turned out to be a simple keyboard shortcut difference. Once I found out that Cmd + left or right arrow did the trick, I was happy. You can remap your keyboard shortcuts in OS X, but I haven't had to play around with that yet. I figure that I'll spend some quality time settling in and learning the defaults, and if I find that anything really gets on my nerves, I can see about changing it later on.

I can't wait to see you guys this Saturday! ^_^