April 12th, 2015

marcus 2013

Minor Monitor Hiccup

I picked up an Apple monitor very cheaply on eBay, mostly because it was untested and buyer collect, thinking I'd add it to the Mac Mini G4 I'm selling, but it turns out I didn't check the model details properly; I thought the input was the same as the Mac mini output, but is actually powered from the cable and needs either a Mac PPC tower with the correct output or a ridiculously expensive power supply and adapter to be useful with anything I own.

The designation is Apple Studio Display M7649ZM/A 17" LCD Monitor

Since it only cost £2.54 plus travel time I'm not too bothered, but before I sell it on does anyone have the power adapter / output converter going spare? And dirt cheap..?

later - Never mind - I'm giving it away tonight.
marcus 2013

My suggestion for the Hugos...

...won't be popular.

Con committees presumably get to decide how the awards ceremony will be presented. If there is evidence that the award is being debased by the tactics we've seen, maybe they should minimalise their involvement to preserve the reputation of the convention. No speeches, no music, nobody going up to collect in person. Just a factual announcement of the winners, and notice that they can collect their awards from the green room afterwards. I'm pretty sure you could get the lot done well inside a one-hour program slot, and starving the idiots of whatever satisfaction they get out of a public victory for a year or two might teach them a small lesson. And the money saved could be spent on the rest of the programme.


later - just to make this clear, I'd suggest doing this regardless of who seems likely to win, downsizing the ceremony only if the Poopies win would be as unfair, in its own way, as their initial tactics.