Re: Mac OS X Leopard
So far I haven't found any untolerable problem. if 10.5.2 comes out soon, that's good news to me but I personally don't feel the need to wait. I recall, when 10.4.2 or 10.4.3 came out, the performance increased a bit. I am kinda hoping the same happens with Leopard.
Okay, I'm going to back everything up and switch.
When I bought my dual G5 PowerMac I thought this would be the last computer I would need. But then handling 300MB images on Lightroom makes me wonder maybe I could use a dual quadcore machine some day :-)
My files are around that size (scanned 35 mm color) & use a G5 dual 1.8. It works fine but I can easily see what you are talking about. I'll hold off for another year though
An interesting bourbon, actually a rye, is Old Potrero, made by the Anchor Steam beer company. The owner, Fritz Maytag (of washing machines) makes a fine blue cheese as well, that good Anchor Steam beer and Junipero a rather fine and highly flavored ginI thought Fritz Maytag of Anchor Brewing Company (and Anchor Distilling Company) was a son of the washing machine Maytag. All I have read indicates that he is such a whiskey nerd and he wouldn't have time to worry about washing machines :-)
Yes, you are correct . . Fritz's money came from that area. He, being into liquor making, and a gourmand, does very well w/the brewery and distillery.
Old Potrero is an interesting whiskey since Fritz Maytag wanted to reproduce the first American whiskey, which was made from rye in Pennsylvania. That's the "old" part of the name, and not the actual age of the whiskey. (18th century whiskey wasn't aged as long as today's whiskeys) I am not sure if extra aging of this whiskey will elevate appreciation, since it will further deviate from the original concept of the product, and this is not a part of my "investment" portfolio.
Your thoughts on "investment" are wise and it looks as though, unbeknownst to me that I have also "invested". Prior to purchasing the rye I called the distillery, finding there are two versions, one being aged longer. They are both in the $60 or so category but worth it. She (the person I spoke with) said the recipe is from the Revolutionary War period and that during that time the soldier did not live long enough to appreciate (or be able to) an aged whiskey. George Washington's army were most likely made up of men with an average age of 20-21 like the Civil War . . . and I believe many teenaged men. Times were tough, it was an agrarian society, the average work week was 70+ hours and life span for men was about 35 years. They did not have enough time to fiddle around waiting for an aged whiskey. And that's about all I know.
Ok, that's about all I know about the U.S. history. -- Ryuji Suzuki "People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent." (Bob Dylan, Brownsville Girl, 1986)