Trip Report

The XM radio performed flawlessly all the way from Austin to Houston with no dropouts, despite the fact that I have the antenna mounted inside the truck (at the very far front of the dash, under the windshield) and I was running off a satellite signal the entire way. It gets a good signal (via a terrestrial repeater) in my office as well, and sounds great hooked to a pair of Polk Audio speakers from an old SGI system.

Apple had a bunch of amazing (and expected) announcements today. $499 headless Mac, $99 flash-based iPod. They’ll sell millions – people have been waiting years for a Mac where they could use their existing keyboard, mouse, and monitor. I’m personally looking forward to iLife ’05 and iPhoto 5.