No earthquakes, tidal waves, or other cataclysmic events other than my Dad's flat-screen (15") iMac having died - which is a major drag, since the machine's PSU was repaired only last year or so.
I'll be keeping an eye on how things progress, but the prospect of getting him a new machine at this point is, well.. bothersome, since I've just decided to hold back a bit myself - so if the 15" isn't repairable, I'll have to help him either get a mini or... wait for it, it's pretty damned ironic - a cheap Intel laptop.
And it will most likely have to run Windows, too - he's a heavy Excel user (of the kind that ought to be enrolled in OpenOffice compatibility tests), and there's a bunch of legacy stuff that will only run on Windows (for which I had set up Virtual PC).
Ah well. We'll see...
Odds and Ends
- Someone has apparently gotten Internet Explorer to run on WINE... on an Intel Mac. Apparently, once you have the WINE binary loader working, the IEs4Linux scripts can be made to work. But WHY? Yes, yes, I know all about needing to test on IE, etc., etc. Heck, I still have IE6+WINE squirreled away on a Linux box. My point is about the desecration.
- The three-pane plugin formerly known as MailWidescreen has a new name (Letterbox), and a new home. I'm not sure if it still logs Bwahaha! I am a NeuteredExpandingSplitView, and I shall always be vertical! to the console, but there's already a promising list of planned improvements, some of which Tim has anticipated. Please, people, don't mess with your Mail.app - use a copy.
- Google Spreadsheets has a teaser page up. Mac users are likely to want to see the list of supported browsers before rushing in.
More if I have time.