scoble and ballmer

Scoble posted the video of his chat with our CEO.  It is a short 10 minute affair.


audiovox 5600

A long time ago I got one of those fancy full-color, polyphonic, joystick controlled cell phones made by a company that shall remain nameless.  I hated it.  It was slow; it took too long to dial.  The interface was clunky; entering contact data was difficult.  I realized I did not care about games, cameras, etc; I just…


i continue

I have returned from my Holiday holiday.  I am back, hard at work on Internet Explorer the Next.  I will, hopefully, have more interesting things to post soon.  In the meantime, for those of you who may care, I present a brief summary of my Midwestern Wanderings: I flew home, spent time with my father…



I am currently taking an AI class in the evenings.  I am posting this link for my own reference.  This is a chess program that draws its thinking for you.  It is really pretty. Chess program.


installation woes

After successfully getting Windows XP SP2 installed on my laptop, I started installing other software.  This post has nothing to do with IE, but I need to vent. Nameless 3rd Party App: Where do you want to install me?  How about c:\nameless?Jeffdav: How about c:\program files\nameless?Nameless 3rd Party App: It is a bad idea to…


computing too long

I think it is safe to say I have been around computers too long when I recognize the sound the harddrive makes during Windows setup as the “bad-sector” noise. In other news, I think I need a new laptop.


oppressive fork clarinet

Raymond’s eagerly awaited spam-graph post went live today.  Since he works downstairs I got a sneak peak at it earlier this week.  Since then I have been thinking about spam a bit.  Spam used to really annoy me.  I have an old university account that does nothing but accumulate spam now, but I login and…


recently consumed culture

Wicked was a very clever take on The Wizard of Oz and a great vehicle for exploring the nature of evil.  The new McSweeney’s is something no comic lover should be without.  Wonderland seemed to me to be a sentimental waste of time, but some people go in for that sort of thing.  I prefer views…



Peter and I have both been doing a bit of travelling recently.  Between STL and NYC, I got Peter to make me a cup of coffee using beans I brought back from Meshuggah.  Over coffee we discussed the various reactions you get when someone finds out you work for Microsoft.  Oddly enough the list is…


what have i been up to?

In May I was in STL, visiting my family and friends.  This past week in of June, I was in NYC visiting friends, visiting museums, eating good food, drinking lots of Hoegaarden and Guinness.Between STL and NYC I went to the Van Gogh exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum.Yesterday I got my Kayak out into…