Monthly Archives: August 2002

Peter visit

Peter came over for dinner. Nice time w/ some burgers, pasta salad and white wine.

Yet another archiver

Some jerk at IP 200.41.176.181 used Teleport Pro to make an offline copy of the site. Why are people so damn stupid?! Added it to the list of archivers that are blocked.

Recipe Count

36,000 recipes!

We're trendsetters

This NYT article describes that what we did by going to cellular may be a new trend: Nearly 3 percent of telephone users have made wireless phones their primary telephone.

So we only need a land line for TiVo, but this HOWTO describes how to make TiVo update itself over an internet connection instead of dialing out. This could save us $30/mo.

Good news

Good news as we move all cellular: No mobile phone link to cancer.

Boys Night Out

Alex, Mark and Maurice (Mark’s friend from Amsterdam) had dinner and spent last night with us.

iPillage

An iVillage email bug lets people read others’ email. Let’s be careful to prevent this when we do private messaging!

Anti-Google

Salon has an article on Mr. Anti-Google, generally a crackpot, but I agree that PageRank is flawed.

Lessig vs. Cooper

Lawrence Lessig has a response to Charles Cooper’s stupid article (it’s like watching Michael Jordan play basketball or Armstrong ride away from the peloton on the mountains). He makes a very good case about expiring copyrights on software. Think of the 10-year expiration in terms of Windows… today, Windows 3.1 would expire and it would be released to the public domain. That wouldn’t hurt Microsoft at all, could really benefit the people who still use Win3.1 today (I’m sure there are some) and would force Microsoft to constantly improve their product. Where’s the downside?

MS is doomed

Finally, people are figuring out what i said in ’99 when I quit : hardware prices go down so software prices can’t continue to increase, and Microsoft’s marketshare is nearly 100%, so Microsoft’s only future revenue graph is downward. If revenue goes down, stock price goes down, employees leave for more growth companies, Microsoft evaporates.

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