January, 2000

Monday, January 31, 2000

This clock is one of the coolest stupid dHTML tricks I've seen yet.

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A Frightening Ordeal - "It's the sort of thing that went on in the Soviet Union, except the Soviets did it with a bit more due process" - remember kids, criminal trials require due process but psychiactric imprisonment just requires someone to say they know you and you're nuts.

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Friday, January 28, 2000

It's the User, Stupid - "The Open Source movement has no feedback loop to end-users, and no imperative to create one."

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Snow, powder, 12"+, buyer must pick up.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2000

And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs.
-Exodus 8:2
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Tuesday, January 25, 2000

Hubble Space Telescope: fixed. New Pictures: awesome.

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Monday, January 24, 2000

women.com's The Men of Silicon Valley helps level the objectification playing field with Playboy Playmate style bio sheets (college, car, title vs. chest, waist, hips) on SV bachelors. Oh, the humanity.

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Letter From The Art Director - "Despite all the improvements in technology over the past 5 years, web users have consistently demanded simplicity and efficiency over all else. The majority of individuals online are looking for information, not a pretty look."

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Friday, January 21, 2000

Travelling, probably no updates until Tuesday at least.

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Thursday, January 20, 2000

Early morning partner meeting after 4 hours of sleep after marathon meetings and appointments until late last night, and I still underestimate the ability of The Promised Land to wake me up.

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QOTD

Unless you are Vixie, Hubbard, Cerf, Donelan, Manning, Bush, Jesus Christ [...] please do not e-mail me asking for the code.
-Jamie Rishaw about Steam exploit code, on NANOG
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Wednesday, January 19, 2000

RIP, Hedy Lamarr, 1913 - 2000. Increasingly well known fact: she invented spread-spectrum.

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Apple's board gives Steve a bonus of stock options and a jet plane to complement his $1 salary. Did they buy the jet from Amelio? The salary stays at $1. Good.

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Richard Brandt: Fire the Nerds - "People have been complaining about usability and 'bloatware' for years. But the industry is afraid to do anything about it."

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Tuesday, January 18, 2000

Review: Supernova. Skip it. It's not just bad, it's boring.

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One note for Frontier fans. This entire site is managed in Frontier in one way or another. The majority of the site is managed using the BBEdit integration (From Frontier 4, originally) in Frontier 5.0.1 on a Mac. The quotes section is managed using the BBEdit with some particularly heinous macros. The Log is managed using editthispage.com (aka a customization of Manila (aka Frontier 6)) at Userland's site. Underneath, it's all a bit of a hack. On top, it's relatively seamless. As Dave would say: Cooooool!

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Davos Newbies (a site introducing the World Economic Forum annual meeting) points out a good site tracking world trade negotiations and issues sponsored by CID (Harvard).

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Be has a cunning plan to get BeOS onto your Windows desktop. Unlike people who've tried similar tactics in the past, BeOS has two advantages: it's free and it has a UI. Will it work? Not for me: it doesn't run with Windows 2000 or NTFS.

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Um. The new king of the Ghanese Ewes is.... a Dutch construction worker?

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Monday, January 17, 2000

I finally got SHOUTcast working. What a pain. Still, it is pretty neat to be able to broadcast excerpts from my CD collection from a machine on my desk to... another machine on my desk.

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Sunday, January 16, 2000

I'm going totally Valley. I had my first "meeting" at Buck's today. Somebody kill me. (the food, like the off-beat decor, was fantastic)

Please note: It is spelled Elise and there's another one at a dealer off Whipple & 101.

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Blatant Plug: For people who are irritated with amazon.com, I'd recommend Powell's Books.

They have a very usable site (unlike all of Amazon's competitors, which I tried and gave up on), and are an actual Brick and Mortar store for those of you concerned about e-commerce wiping out conventional stores. Plus, they carry used and out-of-print books and offer free shipping if your order is over $50. I'm not affiliated with them in any way, I've just been really happy with their service and their tendency to not be bastards.

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QOTD

Look. I've got ONE JOB on this lousy ship. It's STUPID, but I'M GOING TO DO IT, okay?
-Gwen DeMarco, Galaxy Quest
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On Dave's encouragement, I'll probably be updating this more frequently now.

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