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Friday, September 03, 2004

Darn.... - [11:05 AM]

Watch out! It's a blog fly!Want to increase your traffic? Get Scobleized!

I've had more visitors today than I've had all week. Thanks for the flow Robert!Smile, life is good!
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Movie line of the week answer - [11:01 AM]

Good morning y'all.

Yesterday's movie line winner was Tyler Love, congratulations Ty. He correctly guessed...

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Thursday, September 02, 2004

Gates makes a funny - [2:24 PM]

CNet News: "'Ask kids in the back of a car on a two-hour trip, 'Hey, would you like to have your videos there?' My kids would,' Gates said. 'I guess Steve's kids just listen to Bach and Mozart. But mine, they want to watch 'Finding Nemo.' I don't know who made that, but it's really a neat movie.'" - I didn't know Bill had a sense of humor?
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Movie line of the week - [11:25 AM]

Hollywood!Geeze, I'd forgotten it's movie line day... It just hit me...

So, I decided to use this line yesterday because a guy here at work has been given a new nickname, a name of a character from this film...

Here's the line...

Actor #1 : What's this about you breaking a rake and throwing it in the woods?
Actor #2 : I didn't *break* it, I was merely testing its durability, and I *placed* it in the woods cause it's made of wood and I wanted it to be near its family.

Ok, quick, what movie! Send your guesses here.
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Just ordered Broadband Cable, but.... - [10:40 AM]

I just went to the Charter Highspeed site, filled out their form, and ordered broadband. Problem is I don't currently have cable and apparently their system doesn't check to see if I do. So let's see what happens. I'm betting they'll call and say I can't get broadband in my area.Smile, life is good!
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Braodband Envy? - [10:00 AM]

Don't smell the sock!Slashdot: "This Reuters article suggests the US has 'missed the high speed revolution', while last week Business Week dubbed America a 'broadband backwater'." - How true this is in the little town of Exeter, CA! I'd love to have better choices, we currently have two that aren't very good. We need cable and DSL. Come on guys step up to the plate, let's get Exeter wired!

Yes, I'm talking about Charter and Verizon. Exeter is totally backwater when it comes to broadband. There is interest, but I guess a town of 8,000 doesn't make for large enough profits to justify the changes necessary to get us wired?
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Kobe is guilty.... - [9:52 AM]

MSNBC: "Once again, money makes difference" - Ok, so he's not guilty in a court of law, but he is guilty of being very stupid and putting himself in that sort of situation. Come on Kobe, brighten up, enjoy what you've been given; enjoy the time you have with your wife and family. Then again most superstars aren't known for their morals, are they?

It is true that money makes a difference. From OJ to Kobe...
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Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Longhorn - [4:26 PM]

Miguel de Icaza: "I watched Allchin's interview over at Channel9, and he looks nervous: he is addressing two audiences at once the winners and the losers: the external developers who get Avalon on XP, and the internal developers that have just been dumped a new set of tasks and challenges. He is walking a fine line. " - Miguel has a very interesting take on things. I'm sure folks within Microsoft are very nervous at this point.
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Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Heffer - [2:20 PM]

Ryan Dawson: "I just received an email today from a VP at one of the largest design firms and he was telling me how all his customers were really interested in WinFS, more than any other pillar." - Ryan poses a couple of good questions.

Hi, I'm a hefferWhy Avalon backported? It's all about moving units. New year car model, new colors. New GUI for the OS means a new box that can be sold. And believe it or not people will buy it. There is always some little tweak to the GUI people can't live without. Units, units, units, bottom line.

As far as WinFS goes, I think most techies loved the idea of it. But I honestly don't know enough about it to make a decision one way or another. Maybe now they'll be able to go back to the drawing board on some things and make it useful beyond our wildest imagination. While you're at it guys make the 'database' engine pluggable, so folks that dig Oracle or [insert your favorite DBMS here] can use their preferred engine.

I think Microsoft could learn a few things about schedules from Apple of all people. I remember thinking OS X would never see the light of day, but it DID, and it's been getting tweaked and changed in small ways ever since. Most importantly those tweaks and changes are coming more frequently than every five years. I think that's something worth considering in OS releases, and maybe it's why Microsoft is doing what they're doing. This release of code should provide a base for rapid change in the years to come.
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