Tue 25 January 2005 @ 07:15
"A senior American General warned that there could be more violence in Baghdad in the run up to the elections". That's what it said on the news. What the fuck??? There was nothing saying that they had intelligence about a possible attack, or that there were plans for an attack, just that there could be an attack. What sort of irrisponsible reporting is that (I can't find it anywhere else), or more likely, what kind of irrisponible scaremongering is this General up to? Of course there could be an attack. It could come at any time. But then, God could come down in a flaming charriot and tell American Generals to shut the fuck up too.
::sigh:: I hate news like that. Un-substantiated, irrilevant, and dangerous.
Mon 24 January 2005 @ 05:49
I just read a post on a blog somewhere about blogging being uncool. I have to say that I have never considered this to be something cool, not should it be about being cool. Blogging is a form of expression, a method of communicating with those I wouldn't normally communicate with. Not because they don't matter to me, but because I'm a lazy bastard and don't like to pick up the phone. That post had a link to another post by someone who was describing exactly HOW to write your blog to make it more interesting for others to read. It warned that "...nobody is going to read your blog, link to your blog or quote your blog unless there's something in it for them.". Again I say... who cares? So what if your blog isn't linked by the whole fucking world, and pointed at and talked about. Surely it should only matter if your target audience is reading. Right?
Fri 21 January 2005 @ 05:25
Here's one unexpected benefit of this app I wrote for the PocketPC. I can write my blog from outside the house. Today this is of benefit because I've locked myself out. Anna is still in university, but my wireless LAN reaches outside the house. So I can post this data from here. Yay.
Wed 19 January 2005 @ 06:51
Today I started my new course in VB.Net. I have to admit that I wasn't expecting it to be as completely absorbing as it actually was. gone of the concepts I had understood intelectually but never actually put into practice. One of the core pieces that I picked up was about PocketPC, and namely that development of "Smart Device" programs was not actually rocket science. So, I came home and wrote a program to publish my blog from my PocketPC. This post was written with it!
Wed 12 January 2005 @ 09:22
If anyone is looking for a killer calendar app, then look no further than Mozilla Sunbird
. I installed it on my pen drive yesterday and it kicks ass. There are still some bugs to hammer out, and its only version 0.2, but by the time it gets to 1.0 it should rock :-)
Mon 10 January 2005 @ 21:56
I'll be uploading the photos from Christmas and New Year later this week, but here's a small teaser...
Thu 6 January 2005 @ 03:08
Happy New Year! It has been a while since I posted, and I promise to be more active this year. Though I probably promised that last year too, so we'll see how well I stick to that ;-) We were in Germany for Christmas and New Year, with Anna's and my parents, and my sister. It was really nice actually, we had good food, good drink, and good company. Santa brought me a snowboard for Christmas, which was very surprising, though in a good way of course. I took it out between Christmas and New Year for a spin, and have to say that I love it. It came with a great set of bindings too (thanks babe!).
So now I'm back at work, and as usual nothing happened according to plan before Christmas, so everything has to be finished yesterady. I'm sure it'll all get done, its just a pain in the arse getting to that point.