Paul couldn’t make it to the meeting this week, I have attempted to carry on the tradition of note-taking in his absence.
I took some notes at our last meeting. These are by no means exhaustive, they’re just the things that managed to catch my ear.
Mac OS X Leopard: will it still support PowerPC machines? The answer, we believe, is “Yes”. In related news, Lou has finally joined us in the naughts and has upgraded his workstation to two processors.
Paul’s notes make us look both smarter and busier. His minutes are great and have even impressed somebody’s wife: “Wow, you guys really do a lot at those meetings!”
An SDK for the iPhone will be available in February. We suspect that all the new applications will be available through iTunes. Miles seems pretty positive that there will be some easy method for developers to deploy to their own iPhones for testing but that it will be tricky or weird to get these apps on other people’s phones without going through Apple.
FaceBook is going to start selling music through their website, they could be a real challenger for iTunes. In related news, MySpace still sucks. They announced an API for developing some kind of horrible ugly MySpace apps but it’s still not actually available.
Facebook does some crazy shit: they have been known to deploy with almost no testing of any kind. “It’s real Wild West over there. They throw some shit on the wall and see what sticks.” Also overheard: “What do you expect from PHP developers?”
Microsoft’s e-mail reports are great, they are probably the best in the field. If you run a mail server you can sign up for these reports, they are pretty detailed and tell you things like how many messages Microsoft received from your mail server, what their status is, how they were routed and if they were tagged as spam.
The process of signing up for an OpenID could be smoother and easier. Several of us signed up when Miles wanted people to vote on Jyte for a meeting way back. Almost no one has used it since.
Joe rocks the Linux PPC t-shirt. It makes me wish I still had my old MkLinux t.
Sender ID and SPF are totally worth it. Suddenly all of your spam, I mean mail, will be delivered unmolested.
People are throwing parties and inviting people they don’t know. Like, not even one person they know. Out of three thousand.
Another bad Lisp joke was told. Another round of dry, mirthless chuckling was heard.
“Tell me if this sounds asinine…”