i've hacked my appletv using the ATV PatchStick so that i can use xbmc (xbox media center) and boxee (kinda like last.fm for video). one of the things i wanted to do was to watch bbc iplayer on the appletv that someone wrote. however, it isn't able to run on the appletv because python is not installed.
there is already a guide on how to install python on appletv, but it is quite manual, so i tried my own way which worked just as well:
scp ~/Downloads/PythonInstall.dmg email@example.com:
$ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the AppleTV (via atv-usbcreator)
tar cvf - -C/Volumes/PythonInstall/* | tar xvf - -C/
Python 2.5 (r25:51918, Sep 19 2006, 08:49:13)
[GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5341)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
once that is done, you can follow the instructions for installing bbc iplayer plugin for boxee/xbmc and get all the awesomeness of iplayer on your appletv.
david chang is a chef/owner of a 'chain' of restaurants in nyc called momofuku (noodle bar, ssäm bar, ko). his approach is eclectic, unconventional and inspirational. charlie rose interviews him for an hour.
he is shy about his success -- but his philosophy is great about how to approach life.
37signals has some better quotes.
i'm attending my first ever WWDC this year. so many sessions, so little time.
just for this once, i'll be using twitter again after 2 months of hiatus. that corresponds to the same amount of time i've fallen off the face of this earth.
you can scroll around, zoom in and zoom out. mouse over a building and it'll tooltips will tell you what building it is. the most amazing thing is they've even painted in reflections to over buildings
i don't know how they are doing it, but i suppose they have a bunch of aerial photography and getting some cheap labour in china to draw this out pixel by pixel. shows you what you can do when labour is cheap and skilled.
here is a shot where the camera angle is from the north looking at wanchai and the hong kong convention and exhibition centre:
compare this to google maps satellite view from overhead:
there is a massive price difference between buying a macbook air in the united states versus buying it in the united kingdom. in short, for the cheapest price you can get the macbook air for in the uk, you can afford to buy a round trip ticket to new york and buy it there instead.
the price of the macbook air in the uk is £1199.
and a cheapest flight from london heathrow to new york jfk on british airways is £271.70.
therefore, if you fly to new york and buy a macbook air, it will cost you (£916 + £271 = £1187). if you get the macbook air in the uk, it will cost you £1199. you would still have £12 left over.
of course, it would only just break even as you would have to pay for a ride from the airport to the apple store on the 5th avenue. but it is open 24 hours, so you could forgo a hotel room and just sleep there overnight.
and that is with the cheapest version too, if you wanted to get the solid state hard drive option, you could probably even fly business class there.