Well, today marks the two year anniversary of this site. Later today, I hope to have the new design posted in honor of this fact, but I haven’t had the time to get this task done I wanted to have. It’s been an interesting two years, with the emergence of sites like this one as a movement of sorts.
I’d like to thank the other Weblog sites and the people behind them, and especially Robot Wisdom, CamWorld, RasterWeb, Saturn, EvHead, Scripting News, a boy and his basement, Looka, Have Browser Will Travel, LemonYellow, EatonWeb, Linkwatcher, Metascene, Mr. Barrett, Infosift, Bring the Rock, GeneHack, PeterMe, rc3.org, kottke.org and Tomalak’s Realm for inspiring me in this two years.(Sorry if I missed anyone important.)
It’s hard for me to take the celebratory stance I see elsewhere on the Web about the findings of fact in the Microsoft Anti-trust trial. It’s good that this document recognizes that there is a problem with Microsoft and the way that they as a company have chosen to conduct themselves, but this case is really so far from over that I’m amazed by the decisivness of reporting. Most likely, Microsoft will try to settle so they can have some input into the resolution rather than having one forced on them. If they don’t settle, they will drag whatever verdict they get through a series of appeals until they get closer to what they think is reasonable.
I’ve been using the new Mac OS 9 for a few weeks now, and I’m pretty happy with it. Initially, before Adobe had updated their type tools, I was unhappy. I like the ability that I raved about with my iBook to program the function keys which is now built into the operating system. It seems considerably more stable on my G3 Tower than 8.6 was.
I went and bought a console MiniDisc recorder yesterday to match the portable MD player and recorder I’ve had for a couple of years. It’s a great format for recordable music, making masters of mixed tapes(which I have a 20 year history of making), and taking music on the go with you.
Waferbaby offers cool pixel based serial comic animations. Worth a look.
Uptime is a free Web based server monitoring service that sends email to you at any address you specify if it can’t reach your Web server for a specified amount of time