First Week's summary
So I successfully completed the first week of military training and drill, with sore feet and knees from the long standing procedures and all that crap, but I'm still alive and that hopefully won't change during the next 14 weeks. The first 3 weeks are mainly focused on getting used to all the military habits, the rules, orders, formations, some weapon training and some sport, too (which I hate). For the Americans among you, it may sound incredible, that every Swiss citizen (male), who serves in the army gets his own personal assault rifle (an SIG something), but it's true and we don't shoot each other's because of it. I'm going to be a communications specialist, but I cna't say more at this point, and at a later point when I could say more, I may no longer be allowed to, because of some NDA we'll probably have to sign etc. The military think their system is very elite, but I'm not so sure...some parts of it use Windows...nuff said.
Well, so far everyone I have seen hasn't been totally crushed, but no on has been freaking happy either. I guess it's a little getting used to and a little getting pissed off at the same time. What follows can be considered a normal news update:
Various again has various interesting hints, tips and guides. Nothing ground breaking, but still a lot worth reading.
CD case revolution
the register notes that a company has actually come up with CD case that will survive being dropped and that Sony has improved the holder clip too. Both designs are hopefully going to be adopted widely soon. The current state of most CD cases is so terribly bad, you actually should shoot their designers if you ever meet one.
No Quark for OS X
the register also notes that Quark is not going to release its products for Mac OS X just yet...another developer not brave enough to try something new? Or do you believe their arguments? Read on.
New iMacs rumors
MacObserver has some news on the upcoming new iMacs. Aparently they're just going to get a speed bump up to 750MHz and no new enclosure. But a 150MHz bump on the G3 translates to at least 100MHz bump on the G4. I say G4 will hit at least 900 MHz at MWNY. We'll see if I'm right.
MOSR has a LOT of rumors on new machines, be it G4 or G3 chipped and aparently they even had some fake fotos with some true descriptions, as Apple forced them to takem down. The pre MWNY time is always crazy:) Fun:)
Some Cluster theories
This site has some very interesting stuff on Super and Souper computer clusters (these are using old machines). Very interesting.