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9A500n Update Weirdness?

August 21, 2007

Has anyone encountered any update weirdness on their Leopard seed update to 9A500n? Without getting specific (and I’m not asking you to either, btw) I encountered something quite out of the ordinary after installing the package from a routine update via Software Updater. This happened to me AFTER the update but before the restart… I suppose it’s off the the bug reporter with me. ACK!

Leopard 9A500n Posted. Then NOT Posted…?

August 21, 2007

The latest on Leopard is that a new seed was posted 9A500n.

Just checked and it’s definitely not there.Now, this makes me wonder… Do Select Members see the same things Premium Members do? (Thinking we do). If so, what happened? Anyone? Last Leopard seeds I show at ADC are 9A499 client and server (All sorts of uninteresting 10.4.11 seeds…) But, I already have those.

[EDIT: My bad. Apparently, this update only comes down by way of Software Update to those who’ve already installed 9A499. I routinely turn off SWUpdate as it routinely asks if I want to update iTunes or Quicktime or this or that… NO! I want it stock! So, Apple, if you’re listening… Please, don’t count on your developers to always have every little feature turned on expecting us to update this way. Or, if you’re going to do this… please, also put the updater online at ADC. Or an email or something… That’d be a big help.]

WWDC 2007 Videos On ADC

July 29, 2007

To all you fellow ADC’ers… Not only is 9A499 available in server and client flavors it appears the latest WWDC videos are available too.

If, like me, you just didn’t quite suck it up and go to the Moscone Center this year… the video proceedings are now available. You’re going to have to be on your toes though. The only way I found these (and I probably accidentally ignored the email from ADC) was as I was downloading the “Designing Web Content for iPhone” video (iTunes ADC login required).

WWDC ADC iTunes

Notice the tabbed path to the iPhone video. If you click on the NAME@ADC on iTunes tab you’ll see several buttons for all kinds of WWDC videos (2004 – 2007) and iPhone. Even some Foundational and Scientific videos I’d never seen before. Cool.

Apple’s Next Gen Products

July 27, 2007

Apple flashed some guidance that has those of us in the contrails of the iPhone launch reading the tea leaves for heady news once again.

“Product transition” would normally not garner ANY press. But, it’s Apple after all. So, we’re all back to the guessing game of what, when, where and how (we don’t much care about Why: it’s Apple!).

Some speculation is the iMac is about to get an aluminum clad look. Others, the iPhone is about to go 6G and inherit multi-touch. Still others are going way out on a limb and suggesting Apple has an ultra secret UMPC up their sleeves. Whatever it is, it’s enough for Apple to suggest lowered guidance to the analysts in their last call (which I listened to while it was in progress). Total speculation here, but it might just be Apple is now tending toward pre-announcement of product and is wise enough to tell the analysts – in hushed tones – we’re going to announce stuff in one quarter that will tight-hole us till the next. One analyst (Bear Stearns I think) asked why they should put any credence in this guidance since last quarter was such a runaway miss. I love Apple’s answer which was basically, Go pound sand, it is what it is.

If the rumor mill is worth its salt (and often it’s not) then we should be getting a news of the new stuff in the August timeline. One thing is certain, Leopard is going golden master release one of the 31 days in October. The 9A499 seed from Tuesday is SWEET! and once again reminds me… for all the frustrations I have with Apple (there are many)… They have some of the coolest stuff under the hood I’ve ever had the privilege to bang on.

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Leopard 9A499

July 25, 2007

ADC Members (Select and Premier)… your 9A499 images of client and server are now available at ADC. Come and get it!

Pixar’s Lifted