The new Charlie Hunter CD is really really good stuff. I'm grooving to it right now.

Alien Skin has a free Eye Candy 4000 beta for ya.

Now some XSLT pointers and dialogue. I've got really mixed feelings about XSLT, and I'm going to be using it every day for the foreseeable future. It has some great stuff in it, but I feel like it is somewhat incomplete, and that it could have been taken a couple of steps further and made far more useful. The best general resource I've found so far is XSLT.com. Their "What is XSLT?" page is an excellent overview of what it is and what it is used for. The updated Chapter 14 from The XML Bible has a good overview section as well. Basically, XSLT provides the tools to transform XML documents from one format to another.

I've been through a lot of changes in the past six months, and spending a lot of time by myself on this trip has made me realize many of them that I somehow hadn't noticed before. Spending time by yourself can be good. I think the biggest change in me is that I appreciate everything in my life much more than I did a few months ago when I was on autopilot. Not to give the impression that everything is rosy in Robertland. Far from it. I'm dealing with very difficult emotions every day, but I appreciate the opportunity to deal with them and make progress.

I'm now very tired of traveling. I've had lost luggage, and am now in my third city on this trip.(I leave for my fourth tomorrow morning.) Here's a great article on TIVO that I ripped off from Ev.

I'm in San Diego now, well actually Rancho Bernardo which is North of San Diego. I'm taking a training class in some new software that my company is using that implements content management and an application framework using XML, XSL, And XSLT. It's a pretty interesting set of technology. Tonight I begin my travels again, heading North to San Francisco to prepare for a few days of development work at our corporate office. I'll definitely get into some XSLT stuff in the next few days.

This has got to be a joke right? A 1200 Mhz Mac? Would Apple even allow this to happen? The case design is much cooler looking than Apple's cube. It can't be real, can it?

People who were reading a couple of months ago will remember my rant about IKEA'a lack of a Web store. Well, it looks like things are about to change. The article implies that this new store will only serve Sweden, so I still might be waiting until they finish their Atlanta location. (via the excellent Stuffed Dog.)

Every day I wake up and hope that today will be the day I will stop being such an idiot.

Lots of travel on my horizon. In the next three weeks I'll be seeing San Diego, San Francisco, Houston, and then San Francisco again.

A few people have pointed out that my Windows bug post from yesterday isn't a Windows bug at all but a bios feature. It's still stupid:-)

I really like my TIVO a lot, and now I can hack it to add more drive space.

This has got to be the strangest Windows bug ever.