Lots of work, more than a little inspired hacking into the innards of a UNIX variant during lunch (vim can do anything, it seems). The enormity of the mess that Katrina has made out of a significant portion of the US is sinking in, and I hope my usual correspondents are OK.
In the meantime:
- Apparently, flashing the firmware of a W800 onto a K750i is becoming fashionable - which isn't a surprise at all (they're identical), and bucks the trend of operator-branded phones.
- Wow, Nuno got his Mac mini at last. I wonder what's the mean time to delivery now...
- 10.4.3 is coming. Again. Apparently .Mac will be upgraded too (increasing mailbox size would be A Good Thing, for starters - "exclusive Dashboard widgets" seems like a cheapskate upgrade...).
- In the meantime, like pfig, Om Malik is downgrading to Panther. I've been wondering along the same lines, but have decided to tough it out on my iBook until 10.4.3 rolls out.
- In the meantime, I think I'll update Safari tonight since there have been no complaints from those daring souls that took the plunge.
- Microsoft, for whatever reason, is still buying up VoIP know-how. I was expecting the MSN team to have absorbed most of this work, but it seems that they're still missing some bits (via Techdirt, which has some insighful comment).
- JWZ writes about his experience with a Treo 650, and holds back the vitriol.
In the meantime, I have an incredible documentation backlog that I have to attend to.
Update: Today's addition to the Planet is Colin Charles, who worked (among other things) on the OpenOffice port to Mac OS X and is involved with Fedora (which should provide us with an interesting perspective on things). I've also added Dominik's icon - there is plenty more room, folks.