In the office again cleaning up some code we need to hand off to a client tommorrow. Weblogs.com now has YAPI(Yet another popularity index). Bump is now ranked 24th.
Return of The Stuffed Dog.
It’s a quiet Saturday here in the office. I really enjoy being here when the place is empty. I’m doing boring things like setting up new Web servers and configuring everything to go with them. It’s fun.
Another great thing about coming downtown to work on the weekend is that my favorite places to eat are more easily accessible from here. Kate and I went to Surin for lunch. MMMM Thai.
I’m closing in on a year of having my New Beetle pretty quickly now, and so I’m evaluating whether I want to keep it or get a new one.(I had requested a Turbo a few months ago, but never heard anything back from the dealer.) One thing that is sort of strange about owning one is that there is this strange sort of community among people that own them. I can’t even count the amount of people driving them that wave to me when I’m in mine. In the years I owned the two Honda Accords I’ve had, I never had another Accord owner wave to me just because I was driving an Accord. Today, after lunch, another person in a silver Beetle parked theirs right behind mine facing in the opposite direction.(I’ll post the picture here tonight.)
Pardon my french, but there are some crazy, unneeded pissing contests going on in the Weblog community right now. I think I’ll only exacerbate the situation if I link to anyone, and I probably shouldn’t even dignify it with a mention. Sometimes, you just have to realize that, in these types of situations there are no winners, and keep walking.
Looking like a long week on the horizon. Next weekend, Kate and I are traveling to Key West for some R & R time. (I don’t talk about Kate much here because she works in another state all week then flies home on the weekends.) It’s really tough not having her around all the time, but good for us too. In between is mostly finishing the project that Jack and David have been slaving at the last couple of weeks.
Mister Bump is a weekly comic strip.
From the “other Weblogs with a duck on their homepage” category: harrumph Ooops. It’s a random image, so you might get the duck, or you might not.
In an effort to cut the amount of typing required to access this site by 14%, and not to be outdone by the cool kids, you can now reach bump from the bump.nu domain.
Well, this is my first update on my Gateway Laptop upgraded to Windows 2000. Despite the various reports of major errors in the OS around the Web, my upgrade went really smoothly. It recognized all of my hardware on the first try(which is saying something if you’ve ever used NT.) It’s much faster on this machine than 98(which isn’t saying much). I’ll spare you from further details, there’s plenty of press elsewhere to consume.
It’s getting to the point very quickly that I think I’m going to be sick of the Aqua interface before Mac OS X even ships. Despite that fact, here’s a well designed Aqua site with some interesting icons.
From there, I found Dropshadow. Killer desktops(that’s wallpaper for you PC folk).
They’ve posted the X-Men movie trailer to the movie Web site. (via metafilter) I’ve been an avid comic book collector since I was a kid. In the past few years, I’ve gone dormant. I loved the X-Men books of the late eighties. I’ve been scrolling through the trailer, some of the scenes look amazing.(Like the one of Storm fighting Sabertooth, and Sabertooth fighting Wolverine on top of the Statue of Liberty. Mystique also looks pretty cool.)
thetruth.com Damn right.
I hope Dan isn’t talking about me. I’m working real hard to become totally platform agnostic.
I probably would have updated this site again sooner, but I spent the majority of the day trying to fend off a strong, distributed and malicious attack on our network at work. Stressful day to say the least.
After reading yesterday’s EatonWeb, I went back an reread the Cut the Cheese piece I linked to yesterday. It’s pretty clear to me that I didn’t read this article as carefully as I should have. I do think good, consistent, well written content is lacking in commercial sites almost universally. Lord knows, we get some pretty poorly developed content from clients to be shoved into their Web templates. It’s pretty clear that a professional copy writer would have helped many of these sites to be better and more professional.
I think that this article attacks the good content issue from the wrong perspective. It’s not how you get to the goal of good content that matters, but that you actually get to that goal. Why not have professionally edited content and user contributed content?(Eopinions uses this model already. I also disagree with the articles criticism of eOpinions, I just received my first check from them, and I dig reading other peoples reviews.) As far as this being enough of a competitive advantage to sell me, forget it. If prices are the same, it then becomes a competitive advantage worth exploring.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, my free drive space link from Monday seems to lead to a service that is broken if it exists at all.
New Powerbooks, new iBooks, new G4’s. I’m now selling the following items so I can buy a new Powerbook(with Firewire which is what I’ve been waiting for.) a Powerbook 1400 upgraded to a 250 Mhz G3 processor, an iBook(with the RAM maxxed out),and a Power Macintosh 9600/350. I’ll get the full details and pricing up on this site tonight.