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Category: computers

08/25/07 04:01 - 78ºF - ID#40730

And Another Thing

I really dislike using Windows. Every little bit of it rubs me the wrong way. It was all I used for 6 or 7 years, and then after about a week with my Mac a few years back, I've never looked back.

This is one of the ideological reasons why I hate Windows: if you run Windows update to get security fixes, it makes you revalidate your Windows installation (it checks your serial number to see how many times it's been used, if it's pirated, etc), and it can lock your computer down to reduced functionality if it thinks there is a problem.

Once you initially purchase software, you should never ever need to go back and verify that you are legit. It's like all those lame warnings on DVD's or before movies telling you not to pirate, when you've clearly just paid for the DVD or movie.

So - the problem: the Windows validation servers are down right now, and may be down until Monday:

Nice. Innocently run software update, and bam! there it goes. Way to treat your paying customers.
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08/24/07 11:00 - 81ºF - ID#40718 pmobl

Draaaaank




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08/24/07 11:00 - 81ºF - ID#40717 pmobl

Visiting some old friends...




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Category: music

08/22/07 11:47 - 72ºF - ID#40689

Tapes

I used to have 30 or 40 really great tapes from DJ sets. 1995-2000-ish.

I can't even remember the names of most of them, where I got them, or what was on the tapes, but I miss them so much. It's hard to mentally reconstruct the day to day and soundtrack of my life back then, it's so far out of reach and far from the ken of my current life. If I actually ever heard certain tracks again I think my head would explode from nostalgia.

And then I see this:



WTF sea of white baseball caps??! Drinking beer and bobbing your head? Weak. Don't kids dance anymore?
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Category: photo

08/21/07 09:05 - 66ºF - ID#40666

Visited some old friends...

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10 terabytes of storage... 12 processors...

Now I have a sad 533mhz Mac :(

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My iPhone has a faster processor then my Mac!

But actually I mostly don't notice how slow it is, except when I run unit tests, those take about 15 seconds to start up versus about 2 or 3 on my laptop.
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Category: work

08/21/07 12:15 - 60ºF - ID#40648

My Project

So, the project that I've been working on the past couple weeks is up.

DailyClimber

It's a site that sells one camping or climbing item per day at a really good price. Sort of like [link="http://woot.com"]woot.com[/link] (woot is not my site)

Let me know if you check it out and it looks broken (an all too likely possibility)?


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Category: photo

08/20/07 07:54 - 60ºF - ID#40642

Maybe a Repeat


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Category: internet

08/17/07 09:19 - 71ºF - ID#40601

Social Graph

Brad Fitzpatrick (of LiveJournal and memcached fame) is starting an intriguing attempt at freeing your social life from the clutches of MySpace and Facebook. White paper:

He wants to take your network of friendships that you've defined on the web, and instead of tying that in to a particular website, make it open for any website to use. If you signed up to MyCoolNewSite.com (for example), and plugged in your access token or whatever, it would tell you which of your friends from other sites are on this new one, and you could instantly get going.

Instead of being tied to just the huge social sites, you could participate in a world of targeted, rich, local and interest sites. Estrip would know about your friends (if you let it), and you could always count on not missing anyone or having to reenter all your info everywhere, or bugging your friends to sign up for every new thing.

It would all just happen, decentralized and under your control.

I love Flickr but I hate that my photography network of contacts is bound up in it and I can't spill that over to other places. I love Estrip, but feel like it's maybe tucked away from the rest of my online life instead of being the center of my personal presence on the web.

Facebook (Flickr, MySpace, etc) right now is a walled off corner of the Internet, like AOL used to be. It's nice and clean and usable - but who wants to be living inside AOL 2.0? It is pulling everything in like a black hole.

The internet is meant to be messy and glorious. Why shouldn't you or I set the boundaries as we see fit?
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Category: music

08/16/07 11:57 - 75ºF - ID#40587

Electric Six

Oh man oh man I can't wait to go see these guys live some day.



Make sure to at least watch until the special effects start.

Too bad their tour doesn't come close to here:
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Category: geek

08/15/07 06:10 - 76ºF - ID#40563

Compiling

Too bad we use dynamic languages at work now...
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