Thursday 12 July 2007

7 spies at the casino


Shameless plug for an Edinburgh Fringe Festival production... by none other than, James, Kate and Rick!

7 spies at the casino is "... The unbelievably true story of the 1967 James Bond film, Casino Royale."

You can also read Rick's article in The Guardian about the financial woes of producing a play for the festival.

Sunday 8 July 2007


I've taken the plunge and bought an Apple MacBook Pro.

After buying a MacBook for Katie at Christmas and having the odd little play here and there, I had become strangely addicted.

My initial thoughts were to get the hardware and then install Linux on it... but now that I've got it and had a proper look at Mac OS X, I don't think that's going to happen.

For a start, the default email program is almost perfect. It stores everything on the server, including sent, draft, junk and deleted messages. It uses the folder names that I want, not that it wants and it can show a merged inbox for multiple accounts.

iSync worked flawlessly and it synchronised with the Nokia N73 without any modifications. Unlike Evolution, it even sync'ed the alarms.

The OS is brilliant, the hardware is gorgeous and everything integrates like something that Bill could only dream of. When people say, "It just works"... you better believe it.

Here's the juicy hardware details:
  • 15" LCD
  • 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 256MB Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT