While I haven't yet gotten OS X Tiger, I did procrastinate working today by looking at the Dashboard Downloads which add on marginal utilities. One which caught my eye was Mike Lockhardt Jr's Xbox 360 Countdown, version 1.1, which counts down time to ... well, the name rather gives it away. What I want to know is what was the critical flaw that needed correcting from the 1.0 release?
Alas, there's no readme file, and digging through the comments reveals nothing. The code notes a change in the release date would require ``a version 2 release.'' This all just screams of artificially inflating the version number.
Trivia: 18,738 miles of United States railroads were constructed with Federal land grants. Source: The Story of American Railroads, Stewart H Holbrook.
Currently Reading: The Nitrogen Fix, Hal Clement. It's neat this novel set on a far future Earth in which most of the oxygen has been taken out of the atmosphere, with nitrogen taking a more active role in making everything but man and pseudo-life extinct is specifically set in the Boston area; usually postapocalyptic stuff takes place in Generic Valley. I can't help thinking I'd feel the story more strongly were I a Boston resident or visitor.