Archive for the 'General' Category

Forget The Shortest Path

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. This is one of those darned Euclidian facts of life. Of course, it’s only fact in a paper life. Everywhere else, it’s an exception. In real life for instance, things get in the way. The shortest path is only useful if it’s both possible and […]

I Tooks It Back

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Replacement passenger side window … $50 Eight minutes sucking glass with the gas-station vacuum … $1 Identical TomTom Go 300 on eBay … $305 Shipping & Handling … $15 Getting your life back to normal after some eff-wad messed it up … priceless! Paying for it with PayPal funny-money instead of VISA … extra-priceless! The […]

C4 Abridged

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

I just got home from Chicago. C4 was awesome. Big cheers for Wolf for putting it on and managing the events of weekend. High praise also for his volunteer assistants, who were clearly working hard the whole time. I really couldn’t have predicted just how great the collection of attendees was. I had a great […]

Twas The Night Before C4

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

I’m leaving for C4 tomorrow, which is sort of my way of making up for missing WWDC this year. I’m excited to meet lots of people in person who I’ve come to know through the bit paths of the internet. It occurred to me that most people at the conference won’t know me when they […]