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  • I know I’m beating a dead horse, but I put up some pictures of my living room, complete with couches. There are both before and after shots.
  • We did the first of the third round of recording sessions today. Expect to find some new music on the Soul Detour site in a few weeks.
  • I couldn’t help myself. I bought more furniture today. A CD/video/DVD stand and a couple of lamps.
  • I’ve got the last of the Macworld Expo pictures online.
  • Ok, so I’ve been lagging. I didn’t update yesterday… So sue me!


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FBI told Taiwan-born physicist he failed polygraph exam that he passed

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Years Ending in ‘0’ Are Zeros for Stocks

The Register

Apple Palm-based PDA release real soon now

BBC News

Russian soldiers say they are suffering high casualties as fierce fighting continues

Merc

Telecommuters say they don’t need to lean on government

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NEWS:


CNN

U.S. stocks end sharply higher; Nasdaq recovers amid bargain hunting

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Clinton Proposes Plan to Fight Computer Attacks

The Register

Apple consumed by consumers

BBC News

Russia halts Grozny assault

Discovery.com

Monstrous Dinosaur Found In Texas

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  • I’ve started a page with pictures of the Macworld Expo.
  • There’s another page for pictures I took at the Mac the Knife party:
    mtk00teaser:
  • I got a call for a gig at the Paradise Lounge, and hopefully I’m gonna do it. It’s pending verification that I don’t have a schedule conflict. Update: They already found another bassist, and he brought a drummer with him. Oh well.
  • I’m headed over to the Macworld Expo In a little while with my camera. I’ll put some pictures up here later tonight. I’ll also be going to the Mac The Knife party at Slims late this evening, and I’ll bring the camera there too. Rumor has it that Steve Jobs was invited.
  • I’m going to start mirroring news from Jahoo! on the Brainpan today. It’s not automated syndication, but maybe it will make the Brainpan a little more interesting. Here ya go:


NEWS:


CNN

Gore, Bradley trade sharp words on health care, campaign finance

Yahoo!

Hopefuls Line Up to Challenge Russia’s Putin

The Register

LinuxPPC readies retail release

BBC News

Crash jet contained depleted uranium

Discovery.com

Mars Probe May Have Broken Apart

  • I rearranged the Sally’s Art homepage so that you can see more pictures at once. Its navigation was getting a bit convoluted.

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  • Ok, I’m getting custom data into and out of the discussion group messages. The data is only added when a message is a story, but it’s not deleted if the story is demoted. Next I need to customize the story-reader and message-reader so that they show me the extra info in a reasonable format.
  • The Macworld Expo starts today in San Francisco. Steve Jobs is the keynote speaker.
  • I think I understand how I can make Manila into the editorial system I need for Macworld. I need some extra data associated with each story, like whether to and what to use for a sidebar, and some special bits of data for reviews. I’m using the mainResponder callbacks to get the data into the messages in the discussion group, and I’m overriding the edit message and post message scripts in the websites to get the extra form elements. This seems pretty flexible, though a bit cumbersome. It would be really cool if there were a builtin way to extend the discussion group’s data fields, in a similar way to how user preferences are extensible in a vanilla Manila site. (Are you listening Dave?)
  • I’m watching Instinct right now. It looks pretty interesting so far after the first ten minutes.

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  • Back to work after a four-day weekend. I guess I’ve got to figure out how to keep myself busy today, since the search server seems to have run smoothly all weekend (for the first time ever AFAIK ): Smile!).
  • I know I keep on talking about it, but my living room is so much more homey with something to sit on. I’ll post a picture later today. I think I even have pictures of the room when it was empty, so I’ll be able to do a before-and-after.

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  • I called for DSL today. They’re backordered, so I have to wait until the 12th for them to hook it up, but then I’ll have my own full-time ‘net connection. Hmmmm- what flavor of server to run? Mac? NT? Linux? (How well does Frontier run under Linux right now?)
  • Woohoo!! I the sofa-sleeper and love-seat showed up today! They even carried them up to the third floor for me!!!
  • I spent a large part of the day sorting out old hard-drives. The dilemma at this moment is what to do with 70MB of old email which I’ll probably never look at again, but which I don’t have the heart to throw away. Speaking of which, I found this:

May 24, 1996
My fear is that if I don’t get on that plane, I’ll have missed out on one of the most important possibilities of my life- and that if I do, I’ll just get rejected and feel worse than before. How to deal with this… How to reconcile this kind of inner conflict? Is is possible?

  • JAHOO! made the top 100 ETP sites today. I’m not quite sure why- there’s not much there except a ripped-off look and feel, and my bookmarks list…
  • My couch arrives tomorrow!!! YAY! I’ll finally have something to sit on in my living room!
  • I’m watching Spielberg’s first film on TNT right now: Duel, a great low-budget film from 1971.
  • I can see that my dad hasn’t taken up the challenge of DadMight.EditThisPage.com. Maybe he should be spammed?

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Happy New Year!

Well, my evening was a bit confused, but I managed to have a good time without having any specific plans.

I went to my friend’s house for a while, and at around 11:00 (yeah, I know it was a little late), I hopped downtown to check out the scene at the Embarcadero.

As I promised, I brought the camera with me so I could let you all in on the celebration here in San Francisco. I was paying more attention to what was happening around me than to the quality of the pictures, but I did manage to capture a few good ones anyway.

Here’s a teaser: (Hint: click the picture to see more Y2KSF pictures)

y2k teaser: Click for more pictures of Y2K SF...

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  • I went to buy a bunch of furniture today: Sofa sleeper, love seat, coffee table, end tables…
  • I’m gonna bring the camera I got yesterday for the celebration tonight. I’ll post pictures here later…

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  • Ok, so I couldn’t help myself. I went out and picked up a digital camera: a Kodak DC215 Zoom. Now I can put photos up all over the place. Oh, what fun… Now I just have to figure out how to use it!
  • We’re getting ready to try out an NT server for search.macweek.com, to try to abate some of the problems we’ve been having with the server bogging down after a couple of hours. I hope it helps. It’s been my experience that with the exception of the outline processer’s UI, Frontier seems to be both faster and more stable on Windows NT than on MacOS.
  • I’ve been trying to sign up to a group that I was invited to join at www.anyday.com, but their directions are vague, and following them doesn’t seem to do what they say it will. I managed to get an account, but I can’t for the life of me manage to join the group. Frontier could do this much better…
  • What are your New Year’s plans? I have none. Lame, huh? ;): Smile!
  • I’m feeling a little better today. I’m at work for a half-day.

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