I hadn't seen this in a while. It's frightening to read what wive's were expted to do back in 1955. "Remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours." How to be a good wife
Iranian women blogging? Web gives a voice to Iranian women
I've got World Cup fever. I can tell the others that do as well from the bags under their eyes. This site could get me some sleep.
This tooth phone reminds me of the movie 12 Monkeys where Bruce Willis' character, James Cole, rips out a tooth while in a hotel bathroom as it's being used as a device to track his whereabouts. Once again, the line between science fiction and reality blurs.
Presenting Luc Bertrand Bertrand's first steps recorded yesterday, June 18, 2002.
We started by selling Windows-less PC's a few months back, that was a success. now we're shipping machines with Lindows pre-installed and it's getting us a bunch of great press. I can't tell you what the actual sales have been but let's just say that we've been very happy with the results thus far.
As an interesting side note, in a meeting on Monday I asked our computer buyer, "Surely this company can only last as long as they're not in litigation with Microsoft over the name of the company and the interface they're building?"--it's pretty Windows-like. Well, the name Windows isn't trademarkable (is trademarkable a word?) and the interface? Well, I seem to recall a company raising a stink a while back that they were not copying the Macintosh interface when they released Windows...this is poetic justice man.
I've got a couple of excuses for being out of touch recently. First, this new house thing is taking a bunch of time. We're remodeling the kitchen and two bathrooms, installing a window on a living room wall, painting the entire interior and exterior, and doing some minor roof work. All of this we're doing in the span of 4 weeks. Yes, you read correctly, 4 weeks. Pretty good excuse for not blogging right?
Well, the other excuse has to do with a sinus infection I appear to have developed sometime during my recent cold. The doctor's put me on an antibiotic called Biaxin. I'm not a big fan of antibiotics but I'm an even lesser fan of multi-colored mucus. So Biaxin it is. Not knowing the side effects of this Biaxin, and wanting to know if my recent blah demeanor was attributable to it, I wished for access to MEDLINE which I used a bunch in college and grad school. Well, I found it and lots of other great health resources here: U.S. National Library of Medicine. OK enough babbling for now...I'll try to be better about staying in touch.
This might be one of the most important tech breakthroughs in a long time - this will be big. I was already a fan of the 802.11b standard which allows for wireless networking. It's current range is like 100 feet or so - I have been lucky enough to find accidential public connections in cafe's with my laptop - it's nice to get excited about technology again. If 802.11b be can extend its range through a repeater - it will be a massive breakthrough and could solve that long-standing 'last mile' problem. Watch out cable and phone monopolies...check it out: 2 Tinkerers Say They've Found a Cheap Way to Broadband
Cool entry on DJ Shadow Pedi - I remember when you worked with that guy - great to see his success continue. Here is an interesting blog entry about - well - blogging...: A Rift Among Bloggers
I used to deliver pizzas at the same place as Josh Davis. Now he's one of my favorite DJ's. I knew he was gonna make it big when I invited him to open for our funk band, BFJ, and he said he couldn't make it because he a weekend gig in Japan. The Village Voice: Music: To the Batcave by RJ Smith
It's a shame this isn't getting more press. The Masai in Kenya have donated 14 cows to the United States as a show of sorrow. This is a big for the Masai. Where 9/11 News Is Late, but Aid Is Swift
Preparation is the best way to avoid the PR nightmare which can be worse than the actual event itself.