September 2005

For SaleSold!: PowerMac G4 dual-800MHz

by Michael Alderete on 9/19/2005

Just a quick note in case anyone is interested, I am selling off my old Mac (a PowerMac G4 with 1 gig of RAM and a large, fast SCSI disk; more details in the listing) on

All things considered, I’d rather sell to someone I know, so if you’re interested, let me know. (Quickly, it’ll surely sell this week.)

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by Michael Alderete on 9/19/2005 · 6 comments

I tried ‘em. Ate 8 of ‘em. I agree with this guyRomolo’s Cannoli and Spumoni Factory in San Mateo makes great cannoli. The only competitive cannoli I’ve had is from Modern Pastry in Boston’s North End. Both are outstanding.

Romolo’s is open again after their remodel. Easy to get to, right off of El Camino Real, and just a few blocks from the Hillsdale exit of Highway 101. Go check ‘em out.

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Why the iPod nano is brilliant

by Michael Alderete on 9/7/2005 · 6 comments

OK, so Apple will sell a lot of them — I predict that if Apple can make enough of them, they will crush the competition this holiday selling season. Crush. They’re going to sell 10-12 million iPods between now and the end of the year (nearly twice their current sell rate).

The iPod nano

But that just makes the iPod nano a great product. I believe the nano is much more than a great product. It’s a brilliant platform.

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Quotation of the year candidate

by Michael Alderete on 9/3/2005

“That Luigi is a fat, filthy, disgusting animal. What did we ever do to deserve him?”

“I don’t know, but you must have been very bad in a previous life, because you have him, Basta, and me.”

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