enjoying salad since 1978.

Friday, August 22, 2003

Huh, it's not called Diet Coke in other countries.

Update: Luiz from bmg2205.com wrote me to say that Brazilian's consider "Diet" a dirty word associated with illness.

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

the chuck palahniuk audblog! Sometimes, when I'm in my quiet place, I like to think that I would audblog. I probably would in my photoblog if Sprint gave me more than 10 seconds of time.

Sunday, August 17, 2003

My new moblog. Not much there yet. Give it time.

A Picture from my PCS Vision Camera

A Picture from my PCS Vision Camera

That was easy.

I'm the new owner of a Hitachi G1000 PocketPC camera phone. I'm not sure what to say about it, it's like some gross physical salute to life on the cutting edge.

I agonized for some time, at least an hour, about whether I should get another PocketPC device. I was planning on getting a Zaurus this year but I really don't like carrying a phone and a PDA. Why this phone won me over is that it's an example of good convergence. It's not a blender-slash-calculator or a phone that can do my taxes; It's simply a camera phone that'll let me store addresses, play chess, and program in a variety of fun languages: scheme, python, PocketC. Converged exactly as I would, plus 6 ounces for good measure.

I suppose this means that sometime this week I'll need to follow Shellen's instructions for starting a Blogger moblog.

Friday, August 15, 2003

I have so many questions about this.

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Cool new Google feature: calculator.

Sunday, August 10, 2003

I must say, this is my favorite amazon wishlist so far. I even added a few books to my wishlist.

Speaking of Rendezvous, this month's Linux Journal has the low-down on what's going on with the zeroconf IETF movement for those of us too busy to keep up. Apparently the IETF has jettisoned the idea of using mDNS and DNS-SD, both of which are what Apple has built Rendezvous around and has instead embraced Microsoft's LLMNR, which noone has implemented yet. I find that interesting compared to IETF's old mantra of 'Rough Consensus and Running Code'

I also learned about Jrendezvous, which I hadn't heard of before.

Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Learn YAML in 5 minutes

Monday, August 04, 2003

Get a Quad Processor Dell running BeOS 5 on ebay. Not a BeBox, but it's interesting that somebody is auctioning this off as a BeOS _server_. I spent weeks trying to get the sshd from ssh-1.2.27 to compile on BeOS 4.5 back in 1999.

I've always dug the Be Look 'n' Feel but hated writing applications in C++. Contrast that with OS X where I'm only so-so about the Look 'n' Feel but really dig OpenStep.

Update: Speaking of which, in 9 days, it'll be International BeOS Meetup Day. I didn't know they had a monthly meetup.

Finally, Rendezvous™ for the rest of us. Unfortunately, it's GPL. I would have really preferred an Apache license. Still, this is great.

Sunday, August 03, 2003

Find health code violations for your favorite SF restaurants! I think somebody should make a game based on this site. You get more points if you eat at places with more past violations. To start, we're going to go have lunch at Giorgio's. 6 points!