February 23, 2002
I've decided I'd much rather know when a site is updated and visit it than have the headlines pushed to me. Thankfully, I can do either.
eeesh, the men's gold medal game is tomorrow. my bad
The gold medal Men's hockey game is coming up. I will, of course, be in the corner of my country, but I have to say that I think that Canada has an advantage going in. Not so much in talent(although you could argue that as well), but more in the fact that the US played a much more difficult and physical game yesterday. It's a physical sport, and they were running out of gas by the end of the game last night. Go USA!!
Slashdot: Linux and Mac OS X This is a great thread.
Hack the Planet Prime:: "If you're going to put a screen shot of your software on the Web, please use the OS default theme." I have a tip to add to this. I'm building an ftp archive of all of the software and utilities that I use on both Windows and the Mac OS. When creating an installer application for your piece of software, please name it something that somehow relates to what it is and can be understood by someone who didn't actually build the software. If I had a nickel for every installer that was named install.exe or just installer, I wouldn't be looking for a job right now.
Radio UserLand : How to create a Radio compatible Comments Service
I've added comments to the Radio Bump site. So now you can tell me just how meaningless the drivel I post is. I, of course, am quite happy about this feature addition. To use the feature, just click on the discuss link below each post.
February 22, 2002
Andrew J. Williams Affleck: Weblog accessibility. [ via diveintomark] If you publish a personal site, this is a must read article. I know it opened my eyes up to a couple of things.
Radio-Dadio How to turn an ordinary Mac into a MIVOmac-- a TIVO-like device for music, photos, and home movies.:
CNNSI.com: U.S. holds off Russia in thriller to move to gold medal game
Final: USA: 3 Russia: 2 Russia gave the US the business, but somehow the US pulled it out. Such effort, such great play. I'm looking forward to tomorrow's Canada vs. USA gold medal game. It should be one for the ages.
USA:3 Russia:0 End of the second, and I can't believe what spirited defense and team play we are seeing from the US.
USA: 1 Russia: 0 after one very hard fought period. Great hockey, worth watching.
Okay, time for hockey.
Wired News: Judge: If You Own Music, Prove It This article has much better detail into the exact words of the ruling.
Napster court win puts labels in spotlight Can you say anti-trust?
weberrific weblog: "Je parle français comme une vache espagnole." Hehe, this was my favorite phrase from French class in high school, well right after le bebe foque. (That's baby seal to you and me.)
pb at onfocus says: I wish there was a test to determine which identity tests I should be taking. There are too many. I think learning which Backstreet Boy or piece of furniture I'm most like would give insights into my personality, but which tests would be most useful for a busy professional like me?
Netjuke: "The Artekopia Netjuke is a Cross-Platform & Web-Based Audio Streaming Jukebox powered by PHP 4, an increasing choice of databases and all the MP3, Ogg Vorbis and other formats files that constitute your digital music collection. "
Great discussion about personal Web archiving over at Hack the Planet Prime.
Well, I'm off to buy lightbulbs and breakfast cereal, or maybe I'll buy oatmeal and a new battery for my car.
Pete's News Page (where I found the link below) is a great place to keep up to date with Mac OS X pro audio news. He also has written some useful Mac OS X software for midi devices.
Somehow I missed the fact that Evolution released Drivers for OS X for my USB keyboard.(The music kind, not the qwerty kind.)
pic2icon lets you convert pictures you have lying around, say of your cat or you significant other, to Mac OS X compliant icons. People seem to find it strangely annoying to see their face on your desktop.
I'm going to Costco this morning. It's become something of an addiction that I picked up from my mother. Where else can you buy the latest Xbox game and a lifetime supply of toilet paper? Or a new pair of jeans and five pounds of smoked salmon? Regardless, I make sure I eat before I go there now.
February 21, 2002
For you news hounds that aren't using something that aggregates news like Radio, AmphetaDesk seems to do what Radio does on the news aggregation front, and it's written in PERL.
Ideapad: Gap Music
CNN: S. Korea considering speed skating lawsuit Okay, I saw the replay last night, and I'm no short track speed skating expert, but they read the rule, and it seemed like he did break it. Definitely a judgement call though, and it must be tough to swallow when you work as hard as these athletes do towards a goal.
I'm using Windows XP today. Man is IE faster on this box, with an equivalent processor, than it is on my Mac OS X boxes. I've tried running OmniWeb (no css support to speak of) and OPera on my Mac OS X boxes, but neither is as compatible with the sites I visit as Internet Explorer. Of course, the reason the sites are more compatible with Internet Explorer is because more people use Internet Explorer than any other browser. So the people who design the sites test them against Internet Explorer. We need another browser to get at least 30% market share very badly.
One more comment about my hockey watching. The IOC, very wisely, won't stop the games for American style tv timeouts. As a result, NBC takes commercial breaks whenever they feel like there is a stoppage in play. At least once in the last week, this has meant we have missed goal scoring plays. I understand that without the commercials, there would be no television coverage, but at the same time, the way they are doing things is really frustrating to the fan.
Rob Fahrni, at the core.: "This is a total crackup. Because of the lawsuit we can't charge folks like we used to. " ummm, I'm not laughing. Suddenly, I have an inkling how the rest of the world must feel when Americans force our economic agenda on them. I should do this a bit of justice by elaborating.
So, the only way to make the contracts all the same was to raise the prices for companies who were getting special deals? What about lowering the prices for everyone else who wasn't getting that special pricing? Clearly, Microsoft continues to count their Operating Systems unit as a very profitable one, so why wouldn't this be an option. One reason: Greed.
New Flash Player for Mac OS 10.1.x
Moodstats is a cross platform app, from the Kaliber 10000 folks, for tracking your mood and other daily measurements of your life, and a journal application. It also lets you upload your data to a server once you have registered it so you can see aggregate mood data. Pretty neat, today is my third day so I finally get to see the charting aspects.
Looking back at my blog post during the Nagano games four years ago, I notice that, out of the Nagano Games' sites that I linked to, the only one that isn't still up is the official Olympics site. What's the deal with that? I mean, this is an opportunity to keep history up there.
Yesterday, in between bouts of being frustrated with my computer equipment and software, I watched all four Olympic hockey games that were televised. I've only missed one or two of the televised games since the start of the games. I can tell you that, with a couple of exceptions, this is the best televised hockey I've ever seen, and the best games are ahead of us still. Who would have imagined that Sweden would kick Canada's butt? Who would have thought that Belarus would then beat Sweden? The upcoming US vs. Russia game, twenty two years ago to the day from the upset in 1980, will be hard played.
This is a test of my fresh start with Radio. Things got a little crazy there.
It's nice to be back in the world of the living update. For the record, whatever happened to my install of Radio was undoubtedly my own fault. Nothing that I couldn't rebuild using my Blogger archives and my existing templates etc...
Do you know David Gallagher? If not, then you should use Google to search for David Gallagher. I think that David Gallagher will end up the most famous David Gallagher on Google soon enough.
Starting from scratch today. First, however, I'm walking away from the computer for a few hours.
February 19, 2002
I'm still down. Eesh. I actually have stuff to post here too.
February 18, 2002
Experiencing technical diificulties. Will return to publishing tomorrow.