I know Rui since 97 or 98 (can’t remember) but only yesterday we noticed that we almost have line-of-sight between our homes in Lisbon (!!). As he said, we should try to link our wireless networks some day, if not for listening to each other iTunes playlist, to have two different internet links. My 2Mb ADSL should be up and running sometime next month (I hope…), and his link is from a different provider.
I know who you are. Do you? Check it out: http://www.digpeople.com/. I’m hit number 2 on Online Communities.
I’ve been married for 13 years now. We have our ups and downs, but I kept faithful all this years, and my other-half as been always there for me. Even when the stress levels are high, you could always count on finding a almost-ready solution at hand. I’ve done quite a lot of stuff with my partner… I shouldn’t feel this way… But I do. I’m married for 13 years now, with Perl, but I’m having an affair with Ruby.
I needed something new to do, to learn, and I decided to learn a new language. That was 2 months ago more or less. I though about learning OCaml or Haskell but I don’t have the correct mental model to learn something like that just now. So I went with something easy, given my background. I picked up Programming Ruby a month or so ago, and I just finished my first reading of it.
So I’m a lazy bastard, so far nothing new. But I also want to look at the latest Psi, ze mozt powerfull Jabber client out there, releases for Mac, and lo and behold they have nightly builds… This is the script I ended up with to update my Psi every day: [email protected](~/Desktop/psi-night-build)$ cat update_psi.sh #!/bin/sh # # Updates Psi with latest nightly build # today=`date +%Y%m%d` if [ -d "psi-mac-$today" ] ; then echo "You already have build $today, restart your Psi to use it, maybe?
I’m switching servers in the next couple of days. The Shuttle that powers this site has not been stable enough. I think that the memory is still bad. I had two 512M DIMMs and I found memory errors on one of them. It seems that the other one might have problems to. Anyway, expect some downtime. I’m disabling comments and trackbacks in the meantime. Update: mostly done, this site is now on a new server.
My TiBook is nearing it’s third year of life. He’s been very good to me, but it’s 800Mhz G4 is starting to show its age. Sometime back, I talked about my next Powerbook, what choices and what would make me switch. So far, none of the new ones have a feature that makes me lust. They are neither dual core G4 nor G5. I have my mind made up about three issues though: if both models, a dual core G4 and a G5, are available at the same time, I’ll most likely go with the dual core.
Get perpendicular is a great flash-based demonstration of a new disk drive recording technology. Kudos to Hitachi, it’s probably the best presentation I ever saw about the subject. Now, can I have one? :)
I was looking at the demo video of Locus and talking with Rui. Locus analyses your chats (Jabber-based but you could use over anything, even multi-protocol) and creates a bayesian profile of your friends. It’s then able to create connections between friends sharing the same interests. The interesting part of the idea is that you could extend it beyond chat, into mail. You could link all your own friends interactions (mails, chats) to find hidden links between people.
When Slashdot first appeared and started getting some attention, we had a deluge of “First Post”-nerds. Their sole objective in life would seem to be the first one to post a comment on each story appearing on Slash. Now fast forward to 2005 and we start a new game: First link. If you are the first link on a Wikipedia node, in the External links section, you are a “First link” person :).