Alright… so the new HD is in and boot time and application launching is faster. I still don’t have that “snappy” feeling to the UI though. shrug Guess that’s what happens when you have a power-hungry eye-candy-filled GUI. I think the G5’s have that “snappy” feeling… but I guess my 1.33 G4 is far from a dual G5. =)
I need to find a good graphical FTP client. I tried one out, but I got frustrated with it cause it was screwing stuff up so I just went over to my A64 box and did what I needed there. Fugu is supposedly pretty good, but it only supports SFTP and not regular FTP… at least, that’s what I can gather.
I did this when I first got the PB, but after the reinstall, I forgot and it took me freakin’ forever to figure it out again. In .vimrc, do this to fix delete key:
Where ^? is CTRL+V+DELETE. I wish Apple set their vim defaults to something nice by default like virtually every Linux distro out there.
Oh yeah, if you format the iPod for Windows, you can use it on both Windows and OS X as both an iPod and removable hard drive. Hmmmmm… what else… I haven’t made too much use of Expose yet, so I won’t say much about that yet. The CMD+W, CMD+Q thing still bugs me a little, but I’m slowly getting more used to it.
I’d say my iPod experience has been more enjoyable than my PB experience thus far, but I definately need to get used to some of this stuff (coughFREAKING ONE BUTTONcough). Thank goodness for SideTrack or I would be really really not liking this. Default touchpad speed and acceleration is also a bit slow, Sidetrack fixed that for me too. Right now I have the tap on the touchpad being the right click, which is working okay for me.
I like how Safari opens FTP sites in Finder, but it doesn’t seem to like Gmail very much and waddles through that much slower than Camino or FireFox. I made Camino my default browser for now…
iChat is kinda fruity, so I made it even fruitier… that’s the only way I can use. The bubbles are kinda growing on me, I blame Brook for this one. Terminal is the lame. I very quickly replaced it with iTerm. However, there is a “make delete send backspace” option in Terminal which is nice (this makes the above t_kb thing in .vimrc unnecessary).
Hmmmm, let’s see… what else… oh yeah, Chad, you can turn on the ability to tab through alert buttons and stuff in System Preferences->Keyboard & Mouse->Keyboard Shortcuts->Turn on full keyboard access. I don’t know why this isn’t on by default… oh well, at least it’s there.
Alright, well I’ve got a ton more stuff to play with, so I’m off! =)