Walter Mossberg: "Our government and courts shouldn't try to destroy, or run, Microsoft. But they should require the software monopoly to expand consumer choice in its dominant operating system. Unfortunately, in 2001, that's not what happened."

The Lord of the Rings : The Fellowship Of The Ring. It was great. Worth seeing regardless of whether you have read the book/are a fan of the book. The scenery and effects were stellar. I also have very few issues with the way they handled the abridgement of the story to fit it into the three hours. I am quite tired now, but will either edit this post to add to it or add additional posts with new thoughts when I wake up this morning.

O'Reilly Network: Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 2 Part 2 is where he gets to things that will be of more interest to Mac folks who might not be so familiar with Apache and the Command Line. If you don't have a copy of Mac OS X in front of you to play with, you might wany yo hold off.

AdCritic.com is offline until further notice. Damn. This one was one of my regular stops.

Note to self: do more research on the support and repair policies of companies you buy equipment from. I bought a Nikon Coolpix 885 a month ago. Great camera, I was really enjoying it, especially the enhanced macro ability. This afternoon, it just decided that it wasn't going to work anymore. It's on strike or something. Well, I have Christmas with my family next week and a wedding to go to after that, so I need my camera. Nikon's support policies dictate that there is no way for me to have a working camera by that time. Worse yet, they seem to have no sympathy to my plight whatsoever. I don't care if they make the best camera on the planet that costs half what the other guys does, I've made my last purchase with them. A camera is no good to me if I can't use it when it really counts.

I was planning on seeing The Lord of the Rings : The Fellowship Of The Ring this week at some point, but I was going to avoid the madness of seeing one of the midnight showings. This morning, however, I found myself surfing for tickets, and I will be going to see it at 12:01 am. Since the movie runs almost three hours long, that makes for a late night for Robert.

As you can tell, the lack of a high speed Internet connection at home is reall hampering the amount of posting that gets done here. I guess I got spoiled over the last couple of years, and going to back to using dialup has been dreadful. I'm hoping to get more posting done over the next couple of weeks and into the new year.

Apparently, I'm not the only one having problems with getting DSL equipment from Earthlink. Ordered in August, I might add.

Megway Transporting Human (presented by 0sil8)

Mac OS X Metadata Proposal (and petition). As someone using Mac OS X, I can say that Apple really needs to rethink this one area, which has really been a differentiating feature of the Classic Mac OS for years. I haven't had time to read this proposal to comment on it's merit yet, but this is a necessary discussion.

O'Reilly Network: Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X