* Posts by Jaimie Vandenbergh

7 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Feb 2009

Apple Mac Mini 2010

Jaimie Vandenbergh

The 2007 mini

could play HD content perfectly well (and record two more channels at the same time). I've been using a 2GHz, 2gig one to do just that for a couple of years now.

Fanboi's lament – falling out of love with the iPad

Jaimie Vandenbergh

Writing apps for yourself and friends

is catered for. It's a bit twiddly for the developer, but little effort for the users.


Warner Music gives up on free streaming services

Jaimie Vandenbergh

It is sporadically open

Spotify goes through phases of being openly available for signup to the free service, presumably whenever they've got themselves a new chunk of bandwidth/servers on and have the spare capacity. Last time was just before Christmas, IIRC.

Where do you get "very few real people" from? Since it's largely an invite service, I suspect most people will either see that none of their friends or all of their friends are using Spotify. I'm very much in the latter group, and regularly swap Spotify playlist links with folks.

Kingston SSD Now V 40GB boot drive

Jaimie Vandenbergh


The licensing problem was down to wanting support from Sun/Oracle, not a clash of incompatible license types (which I understand is the trouble with using ZFS with Linux).

This is as close to the real info as exists in public:


Windows 7 promises better SSD-ing performance than Vista

Jaimie Vandenbergh

RAM-based SSDs already exist

And very fast they are too.

http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/42283/135/ for example.

Apple updates full desktop Mac line-up

Jaimie Vandenbergh

Back to normal price differential then

@Sergei - For a year or so, Apple's new kit prices were decent over here. Now right back into taking the piss again. Still, that's what the Refurb shop is for - to get us back to US prices.

@Ross Beavis - yes, dual screens possible, up to 1920x1200 on the mini-DVI and 2560x1600 on the mini-DisplayPort.

Apple White MacBook Early 2009

Jaimie Vandenbergh
Jobs Halo


Take it into an Apple store, or ring the support line, and they'll replace the dodgy case parts for you, warranty or not. Apple tend to be good about that sort of thing (when they've screwed up).