Tonight's movie: Slums of Beverly Hills. Pretty good.
The fireworks in this NYC neighborhood is pretty outrageous. Sounds like there's a battle going on every street. Nothing like this happened in California, or used to happen here when I was a kid. Pretty crazy stuff.
2001: "Listening to users is actually not that easy. It's easier to *be* a user and make products for other users. And that my friends, the combination of user-based information exchange and products that reflect user experience and wants, is where money will be made on the Internet."
BBC: Universities get wi-fi access.
Okay yesterday I did something I said I wouldn't, and today I did another thing I didn't think I would. I bought an iPod. A few weeks ago my old iPod, the one I got as a get-well gift from the blogging community in 2002, stopped working. Since I'm going to be traveling a lot, and my Rhomba can only store 256MB, I decided, finally, I really need an iPod, so I bought a 15GB model for $299. It's charging right now. It'll be interesting to see how well it works with my ThinkPad running XP (an operating system I once said I'd never run). The funny thing is that it comes ready to speak German. Why is that so funny? Because the only German I know is what Andre Radke taught me: Ein, svei, drei, feuhr, fumph, etc.
I got the iPod working with XP, still a little confused, but it's not too hard. Listening to music right now, while the battery is charging. Anthony Baker says he's really happy with his iPod, has used it on Windows, ran into a bit of a glitch when switching to Mac.
I'm going to be looking for several contractors over the next few months to work on programming projects with me. The first one is someone who knows how to program XML-RPC apps in C. It's probably about a month of work beginning-to-end, involves a little database work. Description here.
On this day in 1776 the United States of America, then a colony of Great Britain, declared its independence,
Ted Leung: RSS for System Status.
The Economist: "Should old media embrace blogging?"
Brent Simmons lists cool American people and things.
Check out the Statue of Liberty Cam and see how the Lady is doing.
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