» My Google Wave sonnet

Please enjoy this poem (in iambic pentameter) I wrote for the Google Wave team.

****** Google Wave ******
**** By Aron Trimble ****
I would really like to join Google Wave,
I think that I could help make it behave.
I’m a big fan of Google’s new service,
and bugs do not make me at all nervous.
I saw the video of Google Wave,
It’s technology that I really crave.
Please accept my request for an invite,
It would bring me joy and it would excite!
And once you finish reading this sonnet,
You must get off your butt and get on it;
Let me participate in this beta!
I surely will give you lots of data.
Oh please let me join in on Google Wave,
And let me have the tech that I so crave!

If you’d like to sign up for Google Wave invites, go click the link and fill out the form.

» Year in review: 2008

2008 was a pretty busy year — a lot of things happened that made it quite a ride. I thought I would take a moment to go over some of the more notable events that have occurred in the last 366 days.

UPDATE: It took me almost three months to realize that last year was a leap year. My apologies to 02/29!

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» iTunes 8 and the ridiculous hardware requirements

I knew Apple hated you if your hardware was old, but I didn’t think iTunes hated you too!  Apparently, if you want to watch HD TV shows using iTunes you are going to need at least a 2.0ghz Core 2 Duo processor.  Now I don’t know about you, but 2 of my 3 Macs (purchased within the last 2 years) do not meet this requirement.  And to be perfectly honest, I’m a little offended!  One of the two is a 2-year old MacBook PRO.  The Applecare hasn’t even expired on that bad boy and already I need to upgrade if I want to watch HD on it.  Wow.

I plan on doing some further testing of this to verify, hopefully the dire warning is all smoke and mirrors.  If there is a true limit I may need to go ape on somebody’s face.

UPDATE: News of iTunes 8 ridiculous hardware requirements were greatly exaggerated.  I tested HD TV shows on a 1.83ghz Core 2 Duo Mac mini and a 2.0ghz Core Duo MacBook Pro and in both cases the episode played without issues.

» I [heart] Fail Whale

If you aren’t on Twitter or are living under a rock (or both, perhaps) you may not know my latest love interest.  In any case Fail Whale is Twitter’s faithful representative bringing joy to the hearts of those in pain when there are too many tweets.

If you want more information or just to be part of something special go visit the Fail Whale fan club site here or peep the banner to the right.  Also don’t forget to give some love to Yiying Lu, the famed creator of the comforting whale; you can peep the original illustration along with some other great work here.