enjoying salad since 1978.

Saturday, August 28, 2004

jack and water

Lately my drink of choice has been Jack and water. It's really enjoyable, a nice smoky flavor and has it's own built-in chaser: more whiskey. But when I order it in a bar, people look at me like I'm an alcoholic. Seriously, I hear things like "Rock 'n Roll!", or a person ordering it for me will feel inclined to explain: "it's not for me".

You feelin' me?

Monday, August 23, 2004

BlogSense - AdSense for Blogs

We are going to start paying bloggers.

Please note that this program is optional and that it is not required for you to have a Blogger powered blog-all bloggers are invited.

Friday, August 20, 2004

My Favorite IPO Headline

Forbes.com: 1,000 Google Millionaires Gather For Summer Picnic Today

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Can't find Framework

General OS X Porting Note:

If you run into an error like ld: can't locate framework for: -framework ./module.o, you can bet that it means that the framework wasn't figured out by the configure script properly. Dig for that code in the Makefile, see what variable it's using. If that variable isn't set, set it in the autoconf script (or just hack it into the Makefile and send a note to the developers).

In this case I figured that it was supposed to read -framework Python ./module.o so I just needed to set it the Python part.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004


Berkeley/Stanford ROC's microrebootable platform would mesh well with SEDA I feel. You'd just need to separate SEDAs event queues from the stage so you could reboot the stage without losing your events. Since microreboots are supposed to take on the order of milliseconds, throughput is supposed to stay high while latency only increases a little bit. That's the theory anyway.

Eclipse is bad-ass. I've been having memory problems with Emacs lately (Since there's no XEmacs for OS X yet, I'm stuck with GNU Emacs) and this month's Dr. Dobbs had three articles on Eclipse (a lot for an issue on distributed computing but I guess you can only publish so many articles on Linda) so I decided to try it out. It really is quite nice. I'm going to use it for the next week or so and see if I can kick a decade-long Emacs habit. I've alredy found replacements for my 10 favorite Emacs plugins.

I used Comcast's On Demand cable service tonight. I watched 6 minutes from The Daily Show. The future happened last week apparently; they sent me a piece of snail mail letting me know that I had it and that it was on Channel 1.

One last thing: if you feel your productivity at work slipping, remember Ole Eichorn's advise and turn your email client off. IM, too. Strangely, it's easy to forget to keep them turned off.

Friday, August 06, 2004

Want to work on Blogger?

Want to work on Blogger? We just posted a UI position on Google's job page.

CW posted about it the other day. Unfortunately, according to his post, you'll have to work with me (even though I'm not a UI engineer). Drop me a mail if you're qualified and interested.

stevej at google.com.

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Iraq's Child Prisoners

A Sunday Herald investigation has discovered that coalition forces are holding more than 100 children in jails such as Abu Ghraib. Witnesses claim that the detainees -- some as young as 10 -- are also being subjected to rape and torture

I heard about this a month ago and it's just now starting to hit the smaller newspapers. Will CNN or the Times ever pick this up? [via Simson Garfinkel]