Just bought software today: wikidpad. It’s outliner meets wiki meets IDE meets Lotus Agenda. It’s $12, and it’s built with Python. I’ve filed a half-dozen bugs so far, and am not sure I’m “getting” it all, but I like where it’s heading. As soon as I figure out the plugin model, I’ll be happy as [...]
Archive for March, 2005
31 Mar 2005 at 18:56
Oh, in case anyone cared. I have a new hard drive, with some of the old data. It’s amazingly hard to keep track of the data that is actually useful on a 40G drive. What I miss most so far: my Thunderbird address book.
31 Mar 2005 at 18:55
I’ll be in San Francisco next week for a very quick trip, just the length of OSBC. In SF by Monday night, out of there by Wed night. I’ve never been to OSBC, so am not 100% sure what to expect. We’ll just have to see…
25 Mar 2005 at 20:44
My hard drive is very unhappy, which means that I can’t do any of the experimental hacking I was hoping to do on the plane on the way back tomorrow. It’s fascinating that having a drive that causes the OS to complain (mildly but scarily) when lots of new files are created has basically no [...]
25 Mar 2005 at 20:07
Paul Kedrosky self-flagellates himself (which seems a bit of a redundant phrase, but without the “himself” it seems awkward — “bancal” in French) on his too-frequent use of the word “interesting”. I like to use the word “instering” instead, and plan on doing so until my kids stop saying it. It’s so much more instering [...]
Sigh. Things aren’t quite right in the computer department. Thunderbird is using 170,394Kb of memory after running for 10 minutes. My hard drive is flaking out while at a conference. VPN doesn’t make it out of the conference LAN. Luckily, people are more reliable, friends are still friends and chefs can still cook.
First day at PyCon 2005. It’s, as usual, interesting. Random bits: Crowded! It’s bigger than ever, clocking in over 400. It’s caused some headaches of the good kind (catering more expensive than planned, not enough t-shirts, rooms are packed). Not too surprisingly given the buzz around Python, there are big names (although we’ve had big [...]
Sitting here at ETech, just after Erik Smartt, product manager for the Python on Nokia product, gave the first real public demo of the Symbian/Series 60 port of Python. The highlight was a PyOpenGL demo (the code isn’t available yet, and the author is not public either). Click on the picture for the Quicktime movie. [...]
I’m going to be on a few planes over the next two weeks (to San Diego for ETech, to San Francisco for a customer visit, and to DC for PyCon). I like to read when I travel, and there’s a bunch of stuff that I’ve been meaning to get to. As batteries run out and [...]
ice sculpture in progress. NPR has an interview with someone I’d like to meet someday. John Reeves, self-described freeform industrial ice artist, spent a winter building an ice sculpture in his back yard using industrial sprinklers and, over months, 160 feet of pipe. His website details the process, step by freezing step. I like an [...]