September 2003 - Posts
I'm going to China for the first time. Blogging may not
happen over the next few days (but you can continue yours, if
I've recently moved into a new home with a portion of
the backyard prepared for a small sport court. The problem is that it's not yet
paved and not fenced in (it's hard to explain how it's been "prepared" but you'd
understand if you saw it).
I've looked around the Internet for general estimates on how much it costs to
pave a square foot and also for an idea on how much 6'-12' fence is per foot,
but I haven't had any luck. I can understand if the companies don't want to make
any commitments to pricing, but I'd like to get an idea before I get my hopes
Has anyone priced similar stuff? The area is 44x28 (1232 sq
I keep seeing so many people say how innovative and
revolutionary blogging is. I find it hard not to laugh when I see articles
talking about how blogging is going to change the face of the industry and blah
I'm still thinking a bit more about the business implications of the platform
on which blogging is enabled, so I'll leave supporting ideas to a future
I'm obviosuly not against blogs in general (although I am against some
of them individually :-) but I think it should be pretty obvious that blogs are
overhyped when people start speculating on how they will change the face of
every industry forever.
I bought a digital camcorder over the weekend, and
it just arrived. It's tiny and cheap, but the recording quality is fairly
low (which I don't really care about). Check it out here http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00009RA3H/qid=1064347616/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/002-5833857-4815268.
Thanks to all who sent recommendations.
Stay tuned for goodness :-)
I was watching the "extras" DVD that came with the
Godfather trilogy set and learned a bunch of new things. One of the cool things
about being the director is that you can put all sorts of Easter eggs, etc, into
the movie. Noodle this one for a while:
In Godfather I, the last act of the movie centers around the baptism of
Michael's nephew, with Michael being the Godfather. The baby used in the scene
is Sophia Copolla, Francis Ford Copolla's daughter. Then, in Godfather III,
Sophia Copolla plays Michael's daughter and hooks up with her first cousin,
who is actually the full grown version of the baby she played in the first
She's also in the second movie, but it's just as an uncontroversial
I've cut the academic folks from my blogroll due to the
fact they never blog.
I've also added Eric Sink, but he's being added "on probation" because he
hasn't blogged in over two weeks.
Should I pay for a return plane ticket from China or just try to get
It's not a work trip, so my options are more open...
It turns out that I get a lot of hits from
people searching Google for "the more you know". I'm actually the #4 site,
whereas NBC.com is #1. I hope they haven't trademarked the phrase.
This entry should move me up a little more.
I adopted my cat (Superfly) from the humane society two
years ago today. His biggest claim to fame is probably that his picture has
ended up in many mobile development presentations, including the VSLive! Orlando
keynote in 2002 where we announced Beta 2 of the .NET Compact Framework. Maybe
next time he can be on stage.
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