OSX Leopard is great, but…

1. My Lacie 500gb network drive that I use for backup stopped working and no driver updates yet.

“We are still qualifying all of our products with the new OSX version. Products that require no drivers typically are working without a problem (such as USB and Firewire drives), but units that require special setup (such as ED mini USB Networking) are not entirely functional yet. An update will be available as soon as possible to correct these types of issues. A final confirmation with Leopard is still pending.

In the meantime you can use the ED mini with standard Ethernet connection to your router or network.

Please also note that the new backup program with Leopard, Time Machine, will only work with an HFS+ formatted drive that are connected directly to the computer. This means that our current line of Ethernet products will not function.”

2. My HP Laserjet 3052 Scanner is not working and no new drivers. HP claimed to release new software in December but it didn’t happen.

HP’s drivers need updating for the scanner functionality to work. I found this doc on HP’s site that claims they’ll have a software release “at the end of December 2007” that “will be focused on All-in-One and Scanner drivers to provide scanning and faxing functionality.”


3. My mobile broadband modem couldn’t connect. Luckily that took about 3 weeks to fix.

I don’t understand why these standard interfaces could be broken so easily. Steve obviously forgot to mention these numbers in his keynote.


Hello 2008.

2008 will be a more interesting year than 2007.

  • New design for my personal blog 🙂
  • I will be a married man by September.
  • I plan to double the size of RoRCraft.
  • We’ll launch our own product in first half of 2008 – Ankoder , an online video converter
  • Olympic games in Beijing China.
  • We might have a 1st black skinned President of the United States.
  • US will fall into a recession. End of the web 2.0 bubble.
  • Start of mobile 2.0. (thanks to iphone)
  • Online video will flourish.

My new year resolution is to finish reading those half-read books I left over the years.

Thank you 2007.

2007 was a busy year but a satisfactory year. Some highlights from the year:

  • Proposed to my girl friend (finally) and we’re getting married in September 2008.
  • 1st year full time running my own business.
  • RoRCraft had grown from 1 person to 3 people, across 3 countries!
  • Launched 4 production Rails applications.
  • 1st ever Ruby users meetup in HK
  • 1st Railscamp in June.
  • 4th Ski Trip in August

update: I was also pleased to own my first iphone.