Today was kind of scattered. Grey and rainy all day.
In the morning we went over to the California Closets showroom in Natick to look at furniture for the home office. Their stuff looks to be decent quality but the salesman didn’t think they could do a round corner that follows the outside of a right angle. Which is exactly what we want and exactly why we are looking for built-in. Hmmm.
Mid-day I went a bought a new cell phone at the local Verizon outlet because the antenna on my old phone had broken off for the second time and it was getting to be annoying.
Then it was on to brunch at Philip‘s, where there was an interesting crowd as usual. Bob Doyle and I brainstormed about some interesting things we could do related to the Open Internet Lexicon. In our copious free time. Hah!
Late afternoon into evening was a mix of babysitting and pizza-making. And nighttime was…writing.
Now I’m testing out Windows Media Player integration. Results below. Many moons ago Simon Fell wrote a similar thing that works with Radio and WinAmp.
[Listening to: Catherine-Wheel_-_Adam-and-Eve/06—Ma-Solituda.mp3 – – (05:13)]
60 degrees and sunny in Cambridge. I wandered over to the student center for lunch. Today is Ifair day. I ate persian food and watched a re-enactment of a Pakistani wedding. Google has nothing on MIT.
I am posting this message from a Windows XP desktop machine using w.bloggar. There were a couple of wrinkles. I accidentally hit “post” when I really wanted “post & publish”. Also, I guess it prefills the title even if you want to leave the title blank. Let’s see, if I re-load the message in w.bloggar and then re-post, will it fill the title again? The answer is No.
Microsoft Architect Don Box talks about living without emacs. I find myself in the same situation. What I really miss is M-/. Inquiring minds want to know: does a VS.NET equivalent exist?
Dave, the early riser, has already written up a summary of last night’s weblog writers’ meeting. The discussion about weblogs and presidential elections was pretty inspiring. If you believe that news coverage influences politics, and that weblogging democratizes the news reporting process, then weblogging should give the average citizen greater influence to shape presidential elections. Chris brought to our attention the related idea of semiotic democracy.
Philip Greenspun makes a rather depressing point about the sea of sharks that we technologists swim in.