Why I do not like MacOS anymore.

I’m writing this in my new Acer Aspire One over my MacBook. The MacBook has dual boot (Ubuntu Linux and Leopard) and I have not used MacOS for almost one month, except for synchronizing my iPod Touch.
Yeap. I do not like MacOS anymore. Why should I be content with the sugar-free-UNIX MacOS when I can enjoy the double-caramel-UNIX Linux?

For example, the first time I wanted to install MySQL in Leopard, my only choice was to download the tarball for Tiger, apply a home-made patch, compile and pray for it to work. That time, I thought “it’s ok, it’s just a bit annoying, but it’s not a big deal”. But then I wanted to install LaTeX. Cool, the only option I found was to install a package manager that was already deprecated when I used Tiger! “Ok”, I thought, “It’s still a UNIX. It’s great. You still have the tab completion”. But, oh! The tab completion was even better in Linux.

And that’s the story. I can survive patching and compiling MySQL (for a effing hour), using deprecated software to install LaTeX. But when I tasted again the actual tab completion, I had to come back to Linux as Enrique Dans comes back to T4.

So, brothers-in-linux, please, forgive me.

P.S. I think the post “Why I Hate Apple, Why I Switched Back” can be inspiring.

G1: A good gadget.

Finally, I received my brand new G1 (dev edition) yesterday morning. It was love at first sight, even with some sentences for the memory I won’t tell here. Anyway I like it, so here you are some advices to make the battery last longer:

1.- Delete all APN you are not going to use (in my case, all T-Mobile access points).

2.- Turn off Wi-Fi, bluetooth and GPS unless you need them.

3.- Use only 2G networks if you do not need 3G.

4.- Screen brightness is fine at 25% (at least for me).

I tell you more when I have enough time to play with my new gadget.

By the way, it cost 430€.

I don’t know who you are.

I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.

Brian Mills, Taken