I am currently diving into Cocoa programming. I am impressed about the developer tools from Apple. In particular the Xcode IDE is great (sure, I can only speak about the first look). Xcode is shipped with Mac OS X, there are no additional fees. Now I wonder why Microsoft take money for their Visual Studio. Anyway, I like Xcode very much. But maybe I change my mind when I dive deeper. Lets see…


Yesterday was Basketball-Time again. We played for the first time this year. We had a lot of fun, but in the last five minutes I got a bit hurt. Without that injury I think we would have won the game 😉 .

Here is the match report.

Microsoft ???

Once again I can’t understand the philosophy of Microsoft.
At work I use Office 2003 on Windows XP. Since a few weeks I also use Outlook 2003 (Everone makes mistakes 😉 ).
What really makes me angry about Outlook 2003 is Microsoft’s complete ingnorance of the Netiquette. The ‘TOFU’ – Outlook Mail forwarding style is extremly ugly (I mentioned this before.). And there is NO option to disable this TOFU stuff.

Right now I tried this with Office 2004 for Mac. There is no Outlook, the application is called Entourage. And I wonder, because with Office 2004 for Mac, there you can set your quoting style to confirm to the rules of the Netiquette. It’s not on by default, but there is a option to!

But on Windows there is no option for this! I am scared! I do not really understand Microsoft here. They make better programs for Mac, as for their Windows Platform. Maybe because the Mac is the better OS? I do think so.
And Office 2004 for MAC is better than Office 2003 for Windows. Period.


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I am currently a bit confused because my life is changing in the moment. Things are a bit unusual, but I am very happy because I made the right decisions.