Code Art – like ASCII art, only sucks so much more to create….

I have made two examples of Code Art – taking a piece of code that does something and placing the text in such a manner that it conveys the idea of the program. The reason it sucks so much more than ASCII art is two-fold: a. It is very hard to do significant touch-ups to…

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Nice article in CNet – shipping Vista

http://news.com.com/Vistas+last+mile/2009-1016_3-6133357.html?tag=nefd.lede This is probably the first time I have seen an accurate portraiel of how shipping at Microsoft works. While the Vista process seems to be a little different than the Office one, they have a lot in common.

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Office 2007 Party – Things to regret at a later date

(Disclaimer: This post contains words, phrases and audio that may offend some people. Please hit your “back” key if you are easily offended by rude words)  Last friday we had a party for the Office group. One of the things that we had there was this booth that created DVDs of your head over dancing animation. Jen and…

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Zune in hebrew.. Give me a freaking break.

The tech sections in Israeli news-papers were full of the AMAZING news that MS has shipped a product who’s name sounds just like the F-word in Hebrew. Wouldnt have minded this too much – the tech sections of Israeli newspapers are notoriously amaturish (great example is “Captain Internet” in Haaretz), but now the international news…

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Hebrew words I really miss in English..

Generally speaking, English is much richer than Hebrew*. The number of words in English has been recently pegged at just under 1,000,000 (1 million) words – this includes “double counting” words such as dog – where, at the very least it can be a noun and a verb. Even the most modest estimates peg English at…

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What’s next? Binding you to your couch during commercials? Some content providers are slowly going insane.

http://news.com.com/Someone+has+to+pay+for+TV–but+who/2100-1041_3-6069449.html?tag=nefd.top Apparently there’s a new standard that will prevent you from (get this) fast-forwarding through commercials. Worst – it will not even let you change channels. I have a TiVo. It makes watching TV bearable. For every 2 minutes of actual TV you watch w/o it, you can expect to watch 1 minute of commercials. And…

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What if TVs were presented like digital cameras…

I was just thinking about this a couple of days ago. How dumb would it be if, instead of using diagonal size for TVs back in the 1930’s they would have used the complete area of the TV? We can even find a funky name for it! A Squinch! Think about it. Your small 13″…

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I am a dad for the first time!

Last night my wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Dani she was so cute that we decided to keep her! See why? 🙂

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My S1 TiVo has finally been retired.

Replaced with an S2 140h TiVo I got for free from TiVo (through their rewards program). Now I have two S2s in my network. Can transfer shows between them etc.  Very nice indeed. The S1 was showing its age – it was still kind’a functioning, but the MfsFtp hack I had on it (the one…

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