John Vlissides

I just got the sad news that John Vlissides, one of the four authors of Design Patterns, passed away early Thursday morning. Edited to add on Monday, 28 November: John died at home, surrounded by his family. He had a brain tumor. He served as general chair of OOPSLA 2004 while undergoing chemotherapy. I know…

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TiVo will support transfers to the video iPod and PSP

According to the New York Times, TiVo is going to allow subscribers to transfer their recorded shows from their TiVo to their video iPod or PlayStation Personal. This is an extension of the existing TiVoToGo service, which can already sync video stored on the TiVo to devices from Creative and other companies. I think that…

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MWSF rumour mill has begun

I love reading the various Apple rumour sites. I troll through their sites every few days to catch up on the latest chatter. They’ve got all of the honest-to-goodness Apple news, plus the rumours, guesses, and everything in between. The height of the rumour season is, of course, the lead-up to MacWorld San Francisco. And…

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the obligatory advertisement

To think I haven’t posted this yet! If you’re interested in helping improve Microsoft’s Macintosh offerings, why not sign up to participate in usability testing?

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1 million new Mac users?

AppleInsider is reporting that there have been over one million converts to the Macintosh platform so far in 2005. I’m not entirely convinced that they’re all converts. It’s assuming that all of the growth is from Windows users switching, which I don’t buy. At least some of the growth has to be from multi-computer households,…

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Appleworks and iWork shipping on new Macs?

Just in case you noticed, I was on holiday last week. But you didn’t notice, I’m too new here. 🙂 Just before I went on holiday, I made the plunge and ordered a new Mac mini. I have a Linux server at home (which serves as my media playback device), but it’s been annoying me…

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