I’ve been rereading Snow Crash and am nearly done.
It is insightful, bawdy, violent, intelligent, mindbending, and funny.
I first read it when I moved back to California in about 1994. Damn. Have I been in California 10 years? What an amazing 10 years. Incidentally, I think this is the longest in a row I’ve ever lived in one state at a stretch.
August begins tomorrow. It will be my last month in this place.
What was I doing a year ago?
Not sure what to say about that, other than to note that things change.
I guess it’s time to say …
Networking On The Rocks! – a San Diego networking thing. I’ve noticed that the “buzz” these days is rather dot-com behavior. Toys at work. CD multimedia presentations delivered in paper magazines. The world seems to be returning to bubble-style nuttiness.
Or am I misreading lush Flash presentations promising: Our purpose is to bring Venture Capitalists, Angel investors, and technology entrepreneurs & executives together in a fun and unstructured environment.
Hey, I’m all for success and business, but are there still Angel investors out there?
- Environmental collapse with massive casualties?
- Moblogs Seen as a Crystal Ball for a New Era in Online Journalism
- Antiword _freeware Microsoft Word document reader/converter
- Engineer’s focus: accessible technology for all blind fellow and his extraordinary emphasis and unique perspective on accessibility
- Why Java Should Not Temper ColdFusionML Talents
- Open Source, Proprietary Code Quality Comparable
- Cool! and cool …people find my iTunes fixit howto useful
- League of Leagues I met this guy briefly at Comic-Con and bought his book. It’s obsessively cool.
- Alan Moore on NPR!
- Life: The Video Game brilliant parody
- Email of the rich and famous
- Punctuation! your special pal
- Stuff you didn’t know about King Kong (the original movie)
- To 10 Resume Mistakes
- Comics on the Internet: A Business Primer
- SnapNames claims to be able to jack domain names away from people who let them lapse. I’ve heard mixed reviews. It’s a roll of the dice. For your $60 fee, you get no guarantee of anything but that they’ll check it out for you.
- MacStumbler recently upgraded
- Read about the publisher O’Reilly
- US Media: SPINELESS … and yet we have such a great tradition of muckrackers. Why do they suck do bad?
- Interesting article about Netflix
- Why I forked Gentoo … the lesson is of course that there are politics everywhere. Interesting account.
- Captain of the Gravy Train
- Lizzie invents better way to do calculus awesome!
- George Orwell’s Six Rules – excellent tips on concise writing.
- Mark Evanier has a blog – news from me I like him. I mentioned him briefly before. I like his wit. I like that he’s a geek. He entertains me. And I’ll be checking out his blog.
I tell you. I’ve been busy lately. Some stresses looking forward to the move. Mostly money, but it’s all doable. The summer is winding up with a bang!
Ogg Vorbis, beaten by MP3
SVG, beaten by Flash
PNG, beaten by JPEG & GIF
yeah, this post for geeks only
Artist & Craftsman Supply – Store Locations, Hours and Contact Info … specifically the one on San Diego Avenue.
Had a good mellow day. Sorting out some stuff. Things are busy but good. Lots of email. Had grilled cheese for dinner.
Sometimes, it’s about the simple things.
The former URMCargo dot com will relaunch sometime in the next 12-96 hours as URM Cargo Services (dot com). This was probably the first site I built where I did every piece. The html is old old old school (spacer gifs!), but I made sure it validated and worked and looked right in all browsers. And it’s time it went back up. The thing still works!
The old domain lapsed sometime last year, and it dropped off the radar, and it also got swept up by domain squatters, so it’s time to reclaim some space on the web for URM. It may not be up yet, but it will be soon.