The Kokuyo Tidbit (pronounced chibbito or “little bit” in Japanese) is a brilliantly designed memo pad. I picked up a pair (grid cut and horizontal cut) this afternoon at Tokyu Hands. Tidbit is a great solution for memo writing: it can take the shape of your thoughts, no matter how short or jumbled. Also, I like how the instructions are right on the cover.

I am amazed at the size of this screen. Take a look at the iMac website and compare the above full-screen window with your own to get a sense of the real estate. Look at the breadth of the width and height of the window. 1920 by 1200 pixels. I can’t wait to watch an HD movie.

What’s the big deal you ask? Forgiving your pun, this is a “big” deal for someone who has been using a 13” MacBook for the past 2½ years (not to mention a 12” PowerBook before that!).

HAL-9005, the newest member of my Mac family: 24” monitor with 4GB of RAM and a 1TB HDD. I didn’t go for the new mini keyboard but stuck with a traditional numberpad. Since I am getting interested in video, the videocard was particularly attractive to me.

This is my first desktop since 2003, when I got my first Mac ever (also an iMac). I still have my first generation MacBook for mobility, and a first generation 12” PowerBook that sits unused on the shelf. You’ll note my iPhone 3G in the photo.

Don’t think I can compete with Danny’s Mac Life, but I think I’m a mint in the Most Dijon Mustard Coloured Curtains category.

PS. The the desktop wallpaper I am using is called simply The Earth