Aleksandar • Vacić

iOS bits and pieces

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I never intended it to be six months.

This journal is springing back to life, with many changes. The entire site now uses UTF-8 as charset, thus you can freely use your prefered language. I have tried to find most of the cyrillic and serbian latin characters that were saved as HTML entities and replace them with proper letters. Derek Sivers’s experience helped me a great deal.

Entire website now shares the same look & feel, because I have finally figured out how to integrate my non-blog content with WordPress (without using Pages). As you can see, the layout is very clean and will stay like this until I get inspired enough to do something visually strong.

All the “side” content is reorganized - I’d like to think it is made better - and some are recoded. Among other things, ADxMenu is upgraded to v4, something I promised to do…long time ago. I really think it was worth the wait - I’m very happy with how it turned out. There will be a separate post about it. All the other examples will be redone, in time.

I have changed the way I use categories - they are now more like tags. WP makes it easy to do that, with on-the-fly category add. I have shuffled posts into various categories and I’m bound to have a bunch of dead links throughout the old posts. In time, I will probably get all that in order.

Oh, one last note: if you are testing out IE7 RC1, then load this site. Look at the top, hover mouse over Lab or WCH or ADxMenu. Where have all the items in the submenu gone..? We (web devs) are in for an unpleasantly hot winter.

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XP Camping

Am I wrong, or is this the first public beta from Apple?

Even if it is not, I connect Apple with the image of company delivering products that works out of the box and do they job, without beta disclaimer. This is the strange path they took, but understandable. The public interest in the start-XP-on-Mac project was huge; percentage of college freshmans that are considering Mac laptops goes from 27% to 44%. More than enough for Apple to realize the potential and jump in. And they show up in style - not only giving away all the drivers but giving you way to build your own customized XP install CD with the drivers in it. I wonder if Microsoft would consider this illegal. :)

The first real fruits of Intel transition are showing up. If they manage, in Leopard, to allow me to start XP apps or XP environment just like it is possible to start Classic, I’ll go and buy MacBookPro the very same day.

Australia madness

Surprisingly eventful race down under, with 4 SC periods. It was amazing to watch how drivers experienced and novice made error after error, all ending up in spectacular crashes.

Alonso demonstrated relentless Renault pace, not allowing one bit of doubt who will dominate the field. Four times he built the time advantage and four times it was shattered by Safety Car coming out to the field. Fisico was out of the win racing early by stalling on the race start.