Spent most of the night setting up the new iMac and trying to setup bootcamp (I failed but I got to watch soccer all day while rearranging the office), and am now just winding down watching a little tube.
Actually watching one of my favorite dvd’s, Patrice O’Neal- Elephant in the Room, and laughing like I am watching it for the first time even though I have seen it several dozen times. It’s so completely wrong, but just genius. His facial expressions and delivery and the way he effortlessly works the front rows is just fucking brilliant, even though it’s so damn wrong.
Marking essays between trawling the internet. Also, this made me smirk: What World Cup teams would look like if immigrants weren’t allowed to play.
John, why do you let Rosie drive?
See gif #6
Sort of surprised there have been no draws thus far. I’m gonna err on the side of hopefulness for a friend and say the first one will come tomorrow between France and Honduras. And barring upsets I’m assuming it’ll be Argentina over B&H and Switzerland over Ecuador.
You don’t need Bootcamp to run VMFusion or Parallels. Just pick the one you want and install it (both are excellent–I’ve got Fusion and it works great). Then install your Windows OS to make a virtual machine and you’re good to go.
BTW, with Fusion you can take screenshots that land on your Mac desktop if you want. Hold down command+shift and hit the 3 key. Have fun!
Damn it. Just shattered my screen.
The Pale Scot
If you’re not too far along, a good way to go is to divide up that big 1T HD into partitions, 4 or five at least. You can install Windows on one duplicate your boot drive for redundancy, put Linux on another, and have a couple left over for future installs and tests.
Use the install disk to divvy up the HD.
@The Pale Scot: I used to be a fan of multiple partitions, but now it’s too much of a hassle. It always seems like what you want is on the other partition, and if it is in a different OS format, getting the stuff off can be a pain. And then there’s backups…
If someone wants to play with different OSes these days, it makes more sense to use a dedicated external HD on a reasonably fast interface instead. Thunderbolt/USB3/eSATA all make that relatively painless now.
I just bought an imac a few days ago. There’s a program called Synergy you can use that lets you run it next to your old PC. One mouse, one keyboard, when the mouse is on the imac you’re using the imac, when it’s on the PC you’re using the PC. Pretty cool, no need to migrate all the junk from your old computer.