PowerPage Field Trip: House of Live Phish at Coventry, VT (Updated)

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Date: Tuesday, August 10th, 2004, 23:29
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This weekend a few of the PowerPage faithful will be facing the possibility of severe weather and the guarantee of severe traffic as we head to Coventry, VT for one last hurrah with Phish. The band loves Macs and iPods as evidenced by the iTunes tent at last year’s IT festival and Jason’s interview with the band’s tour manager about how the band uses their iPods.

UPDATED: The PowerPage class photo will occur at 12 noon on Saturday and Sunday at the House of Live Phish tent at high noon. Jason will be sporting a PowerPage T-Shirt and lurking around the iMacs. If you see him, mention the code word “Guyute” for a surprise!

So we’re looking for ideas from Phish Phestival veterans who might have info/advice on the best plan of action. Questions:

  • Who’s coming?
  • Favorite Phish song?

Extra Points if you show up in a vintage PowerPage T-shirt!Post any suggestions below. Hope to see you all there sharin’ in the groove!

Review: Trager Courier Laptop Brief

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Date: Tuesday, August 10th, 2004, 22:59
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Trager Courier Laptop BriefJudging by your feedback you seem to be as fanatical about PowerBook luggage as I am, which is a good thing. (I thought I had a problem there for a minute…) That out of the way, why don’t we have a peek at doozy of a PowerBook bag that recently arrived at PowerPage headquarters in Philadelphia: the Trager Courier Laptop Brief. Read More…


Apple Releases Mac OS 10.3.5 and Security Update

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Date: Tuesday, August 10th, 2004, 13:20
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The 10.3.5 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for Mac OS X v10.3 “Panther” and is recommended for all users.
Key enhancements include:

  • improved support for NTFS formatted volumes
  • improves reliability for user logins and mounting of home directories in a networked environment
  • updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers
  • improved Bluetooth compatibility for Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mouse and Bluetooth phones
  • additional FireWire and USB device compatibility
  • improved font management
  • updated Mail and Image Capture applications
  • improved compatibility for third party applications
  • previous standalone security updates

For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n25791
For detailed information on Security Updates, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n61798

In other Apple Update News…

Security Update 2004-08-09 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users. This update includes the following components:
libpng (Portable Network Graphics)
For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n61798

As with all major OS updates, unless you absolutely need something addressed in today’s release the PowerPage recommends that you wait 48 hours and review sites like MacFixIt.com before installing Mac OS 10.3.5.