enjoying salad since 1978.

Wednesday, October 31, 2001

Sawfish/Gnome has once again displeased me. I'm back in blackbox.

ARM mixes Java, crypto in smart cards This is almost as neat as the iButton Java-Powered Crypto Ring

Gosling slams SOAP protocol That's right. In other news, (no pun intended) news.blogger.com is my new favorite toy.

Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Realization: If I had voice recognition control over my applications, I would preface all commands with "Go Go Gadget".

Go Go Gadget VIM!
Go Go Gadget SSH!
Go Go Gadget Blogger!

Monday, October 29, 2001

Sun has Java-based payment system. It links a customer's identity to back-end apps through their layer over PKI. boooooring. get with it people, PKI sucks no matter how well you control the environment. Why all this hard work for naught when they could just implement Smart Contracts? How many times do we have to reinvent the cube before we realize that a wheel rolls better?

Saturday, October 27, 2001

Bowling!! Stacy and I bowled today at Yerba Buena Gardens and did pretty well for not owning our own shoes. We each managed a few strikes and a few gutterballs to match.

I also put some new fans on my desktop CPUs, the old ones I had were so loud that I think I was going deaf. Seriously, my ears would ring some nights after too many hours coding and I had to turn the beast off while watching movies. Now I can barely tell the machine is in the same room.

BART police were in jackbooted thug mode. I saw a few harrassments and an arrest.

In non-facism related news, I bought a swanky pair of nearly new leather italian shoes for 25$ at a local thrift store. They don't look like the pair shown here.

Thursday, October 25, 2001

On another note, I'm really excited about work. I just wish I could get the paperwork out of the way and start getting down to some serious coding.

I like salad. I like it so much that I used to eat it for lunch daily.This drove some of my coworkers crazy, who'd rather eat burritos, paninis, pasta carbonara, and other manner of non-salad for lunch. They'd argue that variety is the spice of life. Psshaw.. oil and vinegar are.

This coworker rejection led me to an idea:

"Hey, why don't I make a website where people can make lunch appointments to eat salad with me. Under my tutelage they'll become my army of salad slaves and we shall conquer the world!" (yes, I really thought this)
So I registered this domain and started working on a simple database-backed calendar app that would allow people to make appointments to eat salad daily with me. Then something happened, one of my coworkers repented and joined my salad crusade. Sadly I was unable to turn him into a one-man salad-powered army but having at least one person to eat salad with daily was enough to keep me from finishing saladwithsteve.com

Now that I work at home, I've become used to eating my lonely salad all by myself. Besides, I don't want grubby strangers in my apartment pawing over my copy of 'Practical File System Design', 'The Seasoned Schemer', and other classics. So I guess I'll just keep a blog here.