As promised (in the previous entry), here are the pictures from the 2005 Mac Expo. I didn’t take a huge number and some of them turned out a little blurred. I guess I needed that digital camera magazine subscription afterall!
Walking in New Orleans
We walked from the hotel down the river to the French Quarter in search of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville which is a restaurant that had been recommended to us. It also gave us a chance to see some of the other sights of the French Quarter. We saw the French Market, the Hard Rock Cafe and… Continue reading Walking in New Orleans
Harrahs – New Orleans
Last time we went to America, we visited Harrah’s in Shreveport, LA and there were people wandering round with huge cups full of coins from the machines. This was just a year and a bit ago. Harrah’s in New Orleans had similar machines but instead of dealing with coins, they accept $5 bills or greater… Continue reading Harrahs – New Orleans
Going to New Orleans
Texarkana to New Orleans is roughly a 420 mile journey which should take (according to mapquest.com) 7 and a half hours. Lori and I left the kids with her family and did the journey on our own. Although quite a lot of the tourist attractions in New Orleans are the kind of thing that they’d… Continue reading Going to New Orleans
Weather in Texas
Mention “weather” and “Texas” in the same sentence and everyone seems to imagine hot scorching sun, not a cloud in the sky and high humidity, but it’s not at all like that. It’s more like the weather in the UK – when it’s cold and wet, it’s cold and wet, but when it’s sunny it’s… Continue reading Weather in Texas
Immigration and the rental car
We landed about 30m early but this time saving was soon swalled up by the immigration process that I’m sure took significantly longer than the last time we were here. I guess it’s partly to do with the US-VISIT process. This basically involves digitally taking fingerprints of both index fingers and a digital photo for… Continue reading Immigration and the rental car
It’s rather cold out there
Woke up on Wednesday morning to this… Not a huge amount of snow, but certainly enough to turn everything white. There was also a fair bit of ice around – saw several cars and a van slide around the road a bit whilst on my way to drop Harry at school.
Firewire drive enclosures again
Went back to Maplin Electronics yesterday and got an Mapower enclosure. It’s new so isn’t in the catalogue yet but it has an Oxford 911 chipset for the firewire side of things. It works with the mac just fine and even lets you boot from it using Alt to select a boot disk.
Apple Store, Regent Street, Grand Opening
We went off down to London on Saturday to see the grand opening of the new Apple Store on Regent Street. Unfortunately some people had been queuing for a day or two like this person (check their entries for November 19th-20th 2004). The queue was absolutely huge by 10am so we decided to skip waiting… Continue reading Apple Store, Regent Street, Grand Opening
It’s only the 18th of November (or was a couple of hours ago when I took the picture) but we’ve got snow already. Not just a light sprinkling of some powdery stuff, but lots of real huge wet flakes. This is a picture of the top of our fiesta after just a couple of hours.… Continue reading Snow!