Monday, May 28, 2007
Today is Memorial Day and this year it hits home more then usual. My brother Aaron is stationed at Camp Anaconda in Iraq, support Operation Iraqi Freedom. I miss him terribly, especially on days like yesterday when the whole Paus family was together. He's over there fighting so we can enjoy our barbecues, bags tournaments, and pickup basketball games. So, just remember while your enjoying yourselves today, remember the sacrifices of those who in the past and in the present are making the sacrifices for your freedom.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
I've done it. I've turned away from the Wintel world and entered the Mac frontier. Specifically, I bought a MacMini from the Apple store in Oak Brook. It came in this little box and I just hooked it up to monitor, keyboard and mouse. It found my Wi-Fi network without a hitch and away I went. One of the coolest things about this Mac is the fact that pretty much everything is built in: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Firewire, DVD reader/CD writer on the hardware side, iMovie, Garage band, iPhoto on the software side. All with a footprint comparable to the Wii! I put up my first movie in the previous post, which is just two videos from the Treo spliced together of our pet Fluffy. Nothing major, but no software on the PC side would edit .3G2 files to my satisfaction. Now my amateur Documentarist career can begin in earnest.