When Tammy lost her job, I let them know that I’d be interested in buying her old Mac from work. It’s a PowerMac G4 “Quicksilver” from 2001–the base 733Mhz model–and the called this week to say “come get it”. We dipped in to savings for it and I’m glad we did. While the iBook I have runs well, it’s a G3/700 and it’s showing it’s age. Using Xcode on a 12.1″ LCD screen is an exercise in patience and the compile speed is slower than I’d like.
The new machine is much faster and supports most core MacOS technologies even though it’s 5 years old. Considering the price, it was a bargain. I wish I had money for a modern Intel-based Mac, but this will have to do for now.
It needs a name. The iBook remains “brubeck” and the iPod is still “tjader”. What should I call it? The rules:
* A great jazz musician
* Easy to pronounce
* Clever tie in to the hardware or my personality