Wil Shipley is giving away a CPU

Thats right. The man behind Delicious Library is giving away an Intel CPU for which he has no use.

>The CPU is is supposed to be worth, like, $1,000, and it’s still sealed in its original box with a giant heat-sink and everything, and I’ve decided to give it away to some lucky blog reader.

Rather than have you perform some menial task, I’ve decided to combine my loves (attention-whore and the environment) and give the CPU to the greenest, gamingest reader out there.

Good luck.

WriteRoom 1.0

WriteRoom is a full screen, distraction free, writing environment. Unlike standard word processors that focus on features, WriteRoom is just about you and your text.

This is a great little program. I love seeing people make things simpler, instead of constantly getting more complex.

Marathon: Rubicon X

From MacUser.com:

Before Halo, Marathon was the hot game Bungie Studios made. It was even for Mac! The series was naturally very popular in our little community. I fondly remember the afternoons I spent playing it. Rubicon X is a completely new game, downloadable for free.

This is really cool. There are all new levels, etc., and the whole thing runs on the Aleph 1 engine which is open source, so… you know… nerd points. I remember getting a demo of Marathon at Macworld Expo Boston in ’94. It definitely seemed ahead of its time, and it was great that it was for Mac.

Then Microsoft swallowed Bungie, and the rest is history.

Anyways, it’s free, so go get it.

Why I Love Macs

This is the first computer I ever had. The Mac Plus. What a sweet little machine. No hard drive. 1 MB of RAM. 8 Mhz processor. 512 x 342 pixels. Totally awesome. I’m going home in a couple of weeks and I’m going to fish this thing out of my mom’s attic. My girlfriend is going to give me that look, like “Are you fucking serious?” Absolutely.

Update: PC World magazine just named the Mac Plus the 4th greatest computer of all time.