February 28, 2001
I would certainly consider the following to be a reasonably valid excuse for canceling a conference call. But just barely… Date: 28/02/2001 02:14 PMFrom: Internal CommunicationsSubject: Earthquake update ATTENTION: WORLDWIDE EMPLOYEES The Seattle area was shaken at 10:55 a.m. today by an earthquake, measuring approximately 7.0 on the Richter Scale. All staff are safe, and the company … Read the rest of this item
February 27, 2001
Regardless of what anyone thinks, it really is my concern.
Apple Discontinues Development of Newton OSToday marks the third anniversary of Apple’s decision to focus their “efforts in one direction”. Well Steve, I’m still using my Newton and I’m still waiting for Apple to “ensure a smooth transition”, replacing it with something even marginally close in size, power, and functionality. Waiting.
February 26, 2001
Since everyone seems to be keeping tabs, I noticed that Dan’s new PowerBook is finally on its way. If the image to the right is any indication, Lord knows how far and wide the various components of my order are scattered. It’s been my experience that the phrase “partially shipped” has never instilled much consumer … Read the rest of this item
And so my adventures in Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line land begin. It’s been four years, two months, and six days since our house was first wired with a cable modem. That’s right… since December 1996 we’ve been basking in the perceived high-speed glow of the shared-bandwidth elite. Today, I signed the papers to have a … Read the rest of this item
Some things just keep getting cooler. The original eyemodule camera for the Handspring Visor was a spiffy add-on, but the new eyemodule2 expansion pack now sports full VGA resolution (up from 320×240) color image capture, plus the ability to save mini movies. The movies are converted to QuickTime format when saved locally to your hard … Read the rest of this item
February 25, 2001
My new G4 is still at least four weeks away from being delivered (although the Pro Speakers and the AppleCare package apparently shipped on Friday), so in the meantime I figured I should give the old box a tuneup. The stock 2GB drive that came with my 8500 has long been teetering on the brink … Read the rest of this item
Ah… now that feels better.
February 23, 2001
For lightweight geeks like me, who never really got a handle (pardon the pun) on using mainstream, compiled programming languages such as C or Java, this could be interesting. Revolution is a cross-platform development environment that uses a high-level scripting language. Transcript, as it’s called, reads an awful lot like HyperTalk, the native tongue of … Read the rest of this item
As much as I hate to dedicate much thought or attention to the matter, it’s that time of year to start thinking about gathering all our assorted bits of officially stamped and dated paper for the tax man. And while this topic is still freshly imprinted on my cranial lobes, would somebody please remind me … Read the rest of this item