As a fan of the show Lost, I’m glad it won an Emmy for best drama. Alas, it’s up against Veronica Mars, also a household favorite, starting this next week. 🙁
Thursday night, I went to the first meeting of the Silicon Valley Cocoa Heads, which was a lot of fun. Unusual for a first meeting, there were 24 people there, including long-time Mac writer Scott Knaster. He showed off his latest book, and people introduced themselves and talked about their current projects. Of those there, […]
Sunday was the annual Linux Picnic, aka picnix14, celebrating the 14th anniversary of Linux. Overall, it was less well-organized than prior years, despite increasing support from corporations. For example, there was a long line for registration, which got one a name badge, a free t-shirt, and a raffle ticket for some stuff. I figured that […]
Oh, one quick review. Yesterday, I received my copy of “Defensive Design for the Web,” written by the 37 signals guys. Man, it covers most of my pet peeves about poor web design, complete with examples of a site that violated the rule and one that did a better job. Damn useful little book.
Yesterday, mom happened to pick up a cool pair of shoes, telling me that the store carried wide sizes. And, if we had time, maybe we could go back today and see if there were any shoes for me. So we trundled off to The Walking Company, which claims to have “The Best Brands from […]
This season, Alias seemed like it had jumped the shark — or, if not actually jumped, had practiced a few leaps. The season closer, though, shows that the form is back — the pacing was more J. J. Adams than it has been all year. Of course, he’s been rather busy with another household favorite, […]
I’ve been getting gmail “oops” alerts constantly tonight — like 90% of the time I’m trying to do something. Naturally, my BayCon email box is on gmail, which only means that mission-critical stuff that I need to do isn’t getting done. I knew there was a reason I ran my own mail server. Grrr.
A lot of Pythonistas dislike ruby because it’s too perl-like. I can see what they’re saying. However, the ruby code I’ve read is all organized very cleanly. I don’t know if it’s possible to be as ugly in ruby as it is in perl, but I haven’t seen any evidence yet. In concept, Ruby on […]
I have just one thing to say about the closing scene of the season finale of Veronica Mars. Bastards. ::sigh:: I mean that in the nicest possible way — they’re so good about luring you in. I hope it doesn’t do the Twin Peaks Season Two thing on us, though.
Waterfield has a Mac Mini bag. Undoubtedly as wonderful as their other bags.