Technology: July 2008 Archives

In that it doesn't work and it's pissing me off.

Web rollouts don't always go as planned; this I very much know.  But there comes a point when you hit the rollback plan, take stock of the situation, and try again tomorrow night.  You don't get points for perseverance when your customers are without service.

MacBook Air Meets Blizzard

For the benefit of Google:  The MacBook Air runs Warcraft III just fine, and seems to run World of Warcraft acceptably for my purposes.  Of course I've never been a heavy WoW player, and I suspect serious raiders may find it lacking.
Shiny it is.

Took two tries: first one was a dud with a non-charging battery; took it back the next day and they swapped it out with a minimum of fuss.  Xcode, TextMate, and Clan Lord run well; I'm currently download WoW more out of curiosity than any actual desire to play.

The screen is gorgeous (very bright), the keyboard is very nice thus far -- the gaps between the keys don't impair my touch-typing any and the keys have a nice spring and click to them, and the solid state hard disk is speedy as hell thus far.

The biggest thing I wanted out of the Air was a cool lower case that could be used on my lap without jeopardizing the continuation of the Kerwin name, and on that it has thus far delivered.

So far, it has the Skirwan seal of approval.  Go forth and purchase, my hypothetical legions of nonexistent readers who hang on my every capricious opinion.