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{ Monthly Archives } October 2003

Bad UI design

This was just too amusing….

Bill Joy spills the beans on what is next

Ted Leung summarizes an interview that Fortune did with Bill Joy on what he is doing after leaving Sun now. Looks like an interesting interview. Seems he might be up to make an evolutionary step in building networks that are much less prone to spam and viruses. Good luck! As long as it doesn’t bust […]

Circle ID (An interesting site on the Internet)

Check the site out if you’re more interested in many aspects of the Internet. I need to spend more time reading through it myself… But it looks like it explains lots of the nuts and bolts happening at the lower protocol level and the interactions among people to get this thing called the Internet running.

Squeak for BeOS resurrected?

Been following the Japanese mailing list on Squeak and some postings on a bulletin board about Squeak for BeOS. Is it making a comeback?

A small peak into how Knoppix works

Caught this on Dan Barlow’s Diary. I’ve been looking at Knoppix, and starting to learn enough about it to beat it into a shape I like. Knoppix is an ISO9660 image, which contains another, compressed, ISO filesystem. The inner filesystem is the root of the running system and contains about 2Gb of software. The outer […]

Virtual Memory thrashing sucks

So here I am after a month of not using NetNewsWire Lite so I fire it up innocently with a bunch of my other well used apps in the background. I watch in horror as NetNewsWire eats up all available remaining memory then continue to keep on allocating more and more memory (i managed to […]

iTunes for Windows = Cocoa for Windows

Okay here’s a thought… I know that iTunes existed before OS X however there’s a possibility that iTunes could have been ported to Cocoa (or at least some parts of it). If that was the case wouldn’t that mean Apple had quite a bit of Cocoa already ported to Windows and ready to run? That […]

Living in a Mac Wonderland

Another OreillyNet article strikes again… This one summarizing the brainchild behind Rendezvous going to FooCamp which must have been some sort of Oreilly geek conference (Sheesh one of these days I’ll dig up the cash to make it to one of these conferences) and trying to give a talk on Basic Rendezvous and getting trumped […]

Network Nazism

I like scanning OreillyNet every once in awhile since some of their articles are quite interesting. And some of the OS X stuff they post on is just wild. Too bad I don’t live in a Mac-rich environment to try our some of that stuff. Ah well. Anyways I was running across a rant on […]

More Offshore news

Got this link from a Slashdot story on Adobe and Product Activation. Not sure how I feel about Quark moving a bit of their engineering offshotre. I wonder if this can explain why there was a huge delay to move to OS X. I can’t imagine an offshore team having a ton of experience with […]

Inconsistent updates

I know I’ve been pretty bad about updating this blog but at the moment enough stuff is in flux about getting a network connection at home that blogging tends to escape my mind. Also, I’ve been taking pictures but it’s a chore to get the pictures uploaded to this server for hosting. I’m hoping to […]

Can Wal-Mart change Japanese retail?

There’s a neat article in Far East Review (Online article requires a subscription) about how Walmart has acquired (or at least a part of) the 5th largest retailer in Japan (Seiyu) and has started a 5 year plan to figure out how to move into Japan. However the article points out that the Japanese public […]

Gawd I hate Manila!

This weblog is powered by Manila or Radio Userland or whatever it7s called.   It seems that if you try adding a news post lately you get some fancy little text editor which MANGLES html tags which I guess is fine if you cannot write out HTML by hand.  However…  I can and it is really […]

Learning a new way

One of the things one must try to get used to in Japan if

Hacking Valve isn’t cool

Got this story from Slashdot. One thing interesting about the account is how frank Gabe Newell the spokesperson on this incident for Valve has been. Personally it annoys me that people are DoSing and trying to steal secrets from a game company. Is there new game engine THAT precious to do all this? Sounds more […]