I compiled a list of issues with Apple’s operating system release, Jaguar. You can find it here.
By the way, I’m surfing the web via Apple’s Airport technology now. It just works, it’s so cool!
Went into Target today to apply for one of their credit cards. None of my Canadian credit counts down here, so I have to start with department stores.
This involved filling out a big form with my address, social security number, birth date, home phone, work phone, previous address, and other details. My application was rejected because I didn’t have a US driver’s license with a picture yet. That’s fine, I didn’t meet their requirements. But then they wanted to keep my rejected application. *That* I had a problem with. They said they’d keep it in their safe for me. I said that I wanted it back. They wouldn’t give it to me. I asked why, and the best answer they could give me (and believe me, it’s not very good) was that it’s store policy. Ugh.
Meta-rant: I never had any rants before I started blogging.
So whilst at Target picking up an 25′ phone extension cord so I could place my computer anywhere in my tiny apartment, I picked up Sheryl Crow‘s new album, “C’mon C’mon” for $13.99. That’s $20.99 Canadian. Yikes.
But it’s worth every penny. Every song on the album is strong melodically and lyrically, and of course, features Sheryl Crow’s strong vocals. I found this album begging me to play it again. I can’t wait to play it in my car.
There’s a number of pleasant production/arrangement surprises on the album too. I won’t spoil it here, though. Just go buy it already. 🙂
So, got up pretty early this morning. 7am, actually. That’s pretty early for a Saturday, isn’t it? Though admittedly it could be earlier. But not much.
I was up early to accompany Simon to his Subaru dealership in Tampa. It’s a 70 mile drive there, and takes about an hour and a half on the highway (taking the #75->275). We missed the turnoff but luckily found it in time for his appointment. An hour and a half later and we were on our way.
Went to the Apple Store, since it was so close by, and the staff recognized me from last week! Of course I was wearing my WWDC2002 developer shirt again (can you say “Developers” four times?), so I’m sure that helped. Thanks go out to applestudentdevelopers.org, who helped make the shirt a reality.
To thank Simon for his help I took him out for lunch at the Bamboo Club, a nice restaurant at International Plaza that specializes in “Asian Pacific” food. What did we get? A mouthwatering order of pot-stickers to start, and we went from there — grilled asparagus, (north? it was sweeet) korean style beef, a spicy chicken dish and a big bowl of rice. All very yummy. And I’ve got leftovers to boot! I can hear my tummy growling now…