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Adding Apps to Vate

09/21/06 | by JAdP | Categories: Computers and Internet

Now that Parallels and some additional operating systems are in place, I've moved the majority of my corporate and personal files over from my nearly dead Dell laptop, Druid, to my new MacBookPro17, Vate. The only files I haven't moved are those in MyMusic, which include all my Audacity projects for our podcasts, podcasts to which I subscribe and my iTunes and other music. To move that directory over the network was estimated by Vate at 30 hours. I'll move them by firewire drive sneaker net over the weekend. I will be trying Garage Band to edit the podcast we're recording on Friday, and maybe I'll stick with that, maybe I'll go back to Audacity - we'll see.

Now, I'm adding apps. Some new, like Adium X for multi-protocol IM using libgaim, but using the Aqua UI. It seems to work great - even better than Y!M for the Mac as for as interoperability with the Windows version goes. After my last update to Y!M on Windows, I could no longer chat with my parents who were using Y!M from their Mac.

One old friend that I've added is RSSowl. This is a great open source feed reader. I exported my syndicated feeds as an OPML directly to Vate's drop box in my public folder and imported it to RSSowl. Worked perfectly. How often can you say that about software?

I've purchased the Missing Sync, but it looks like I need to add the Palm Desktop and Conduits first.

Then will come adding X11 from the Mac installation disc, and then openOffice, though maybe Sun's StarOffice is better - I've used both in the past, but I need to check out the latest versions of each now.

And I have to see if I can convert my Adobe Acrobat Professional license from Windows to Mac, or if I even need to.

Lot's to do, lot's to do.

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I'm Joseph A. di Paolantonio and this blog has two main foci: my interest in food, and my interest in the future. This provides a look into my personal life, and is separate from my consulting work…though there will be overlap. I am an independent researcher, working as a strategic consultant and I'm an executive with over 20 years of commercial experience with a technical interest in the intersection of Internet of Things, with advanced data management and analysis methods. I view data science as a team activity, and I feel that the IoT must be viewed as a system. I am leveraging my past activities to understand the adoption and impact of the IoT; first, as a system engineer in aerospace, where I developed Bayesian risk assessment methods for systems within the Space Transportation System (including the Space Shuttle), Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer, Gravity Probe B, and many more, and second, as a enterprise data warehousing, business intelligence and analytics professional. Between my aerospace and IT careers, I indulged my hobby of cooking by starting a food company, Montara Magic, centered around my chocolate sauces. My education combined chemistry, mathematics and philosophy. I performed research into molten salt fuel cells in graduate school, and in photovoltaic materials for a short time in industry. The lure of bringing the human race into space was strong, and when I was offered the chance to combine my chemistry and mathematics skills to develop new risk assessment and system engineering methods for space launch and propulsion systems – I couldn't resist. I perform independent research and strategic consulting to bring value from the Internet of Things, Sensor Analytics Ecosystems and data science teams.I am a caregiver, a lover of science fiction and speculative fantasy, and my passion to learn has led me to a pilot's license, an assistant instructor in SCUBA, nordic and alpine skiing, sea kayaking, and reading everything I can, in as many topics as I can.

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