This weekend has been a busy one, first Nabila disappears with our neighbour Anna and reappears four hours later with an early Father's Day present - a new Webber gas grill. Cool, I've been wanting one for ages, and I've been grilling all weekend. I don't know how we've managed to survive in the States for eight years without one... and then the new patio set arrives.

We are now set on the summer entertainment front thanks to my lovely wife.

The other thing I did this weekend was to pick up a Powerbook. I haven't used a Mac in ages and being an ex-Unix head have wanted to try out OSX.

I also wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

I must say, the hardware is excellent. All the requisite connections are there, the startup welcome thingy is very cool in a spinning cube kind of way. But what the hell happened to the text rendering?

Text on the Powerbook really does look like poo. In an "I might have to return this thing" kind of way. There really is no comparison between the text rendering on my Windows laptop and the text rendering on the Powerbook. How could Apple get that so wrong?

Maybe it's just me. If anyone has any tips let me know quick.