iPads, the Avatar soundtrack and other bits

One week now until we move house. Scary.

Listening to James Horner’s Avatar soundtrack and enjoying it. Sure a lot of themes are derivative of his other works amongst others, but that’s what you get with Horner. The music makes me want to see the movie, but I don’t feel like leaving Alex in the hands of a babysitter at the moment, what with so much of his time at childcare. Plus he is extra cute. Maybe I’ll wait to the blu-ray version is out. Could probably do without the 3D headaches right now.

I’ve cut down to a 4 day week in order to look after Alex when he’s not in childcare. It’s great spending time with him.

Not particularly excited about Apple’s iPad tablet. The only Apple stuff I own is a ex-work Apple Mac LC II that I brought home for the university memories and an Apple Airport Express that sometimes provides me with wireless access in hotels with ethernet ports. Not even an iPod, because I have other devices to play mp3’s and watch video and I hate the annoying iTunes client. Not an iPhone because, in the end, I wanted a phone first (though I am listening to the Avatar soundtrack on my phone right now) and my Sony Ericsson W705 is the right size.

The iPad isn’t anything particularly innovative (but what Apple products are?). It’s a tablet computer and not a particularly attractive one at that. It looks like a cheap digital photoframe so far as I can see. Give me widescreen as well, not 1024 x 768 pixels. Hopefully someone comes out with a highly portable keyboard for fast typing on the go. I wouldn’t like to write one of my travel blog entries on a virtual keyboard.

I think I would be more interested in the Android tablets when/if they come out, considering how much of my stuff is web based and uses Google technologies. I rather like the cloud stuff, so long as I can work offline as well.

Anyway, I’m sure there are enough rabid Mac fanboys and girls out there that the Church of Steve Jobs doesn’t need to worry about my opinion.


Irreverently irrelevant. Sysadmin, developer, web dude in a science research agency. WordPress, Japan, planes, trains, Arduino, Raspberry Pi/Pico, puns, dad jokes, etc

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