Enjoying my PowerMac G5 with 30 inch HD Cinema Display

At long last, my dream machine has arrived. I've been blogging about it in anticipation, but what a pleasure its been now that its found its home on my desk. Colleauges have been popping in just to take a turn sitting in front of it. I love having so much information in front of me at one time... 2 browsers, chat, stickies, terminal, file system explorer, and more... all visable at the same time.

I've installed Tomcat and JRun with ColdFusion MX 7, but look for ongoing blog posts about my experiences as a Mac OSX newbie. With a very strong Linux background, I've got a head start with the commandline, but I'm still kind of awkward with all the new applications, the single button mouse, and the menu bar at the top instead of on the window.

Here's the full spec:

  • 2GB DDR400 SDRAM (PC3200) - 4x512
  • Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5
  • 160GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
  • ATI Radeon 9650 w/256MB DDR SDRAM
  • Apple Cinema HD Display (30" flat panel)
  • 16x SuperDrive double-layer (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • One big-ass lock on the back of G5 and display!

I've also rearranged my office since you've last seen it to make more room, and added a lamp instead of using the overhead light. It makes a big difference and feels a lot more comfortable.

Add a Recent Comments Pod to Your BlogCFC

Here's a pod for BlogCFC that will show some of the recent comments on the sidebar menu. You can adjust the number for comments shown and the amount of text to preview.

I'm using it now, and I've chosen to show the most recent 3 comments with up to 100 characters of text, which comes out to be about 3 lines.

To use it, first download it and unzip it into {blog}/includes/pods/.

Then to get it to show up in the blog, open {blog}/tags/layout.cfm and find the various cfincludes at the bottom which correspond to the calendar, archive, and search pods for example. Copy one of the cfinclude tags, and paste it in the position that you want it to show up. I have my recentComments.cfm pod under the recent.cfm pod. Save the file and that's it.

You could also edit the pod text style to match your blog theme.

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