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Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-09-03

  • Thanks for the kind words/offers to talk re: my freakout last night. I’m OK. It happens from time to time. Life would be boring otherwise! #
  • @sircusa has a GREAT analysis piece of Google Chrome over at Ars. You’re sick of Chrome hype. Read it anyway. http://tinyurl.com/5nkhwt #
  • I’m reading Bruce Schneier’s “Beyond Fear” (finally). I love books that show me a new way of thinking. Tons of application, too (more soon). #
  • @bobuva Nice! Bruce Schneier is one of my Nerd Idols. Would love to meet him some day. :-) #
  • @CarriBugbee Um, a good night’s sleep? And a pint of ice cream may or may not have been involved. ๐Ÿ˜‰ #
  • Heh. Got Google Chrome? Type “about:internets” in the omnibar (without the quotes, of course). Welcome back to Windows 95! :-) #
  • @chippy Hint: The internets are a series of tubes… :-) #
  • Finally, a magazine available on Kindle that I might consider subscribing to: MIT Technology Review http://tinyurl.com/5brv8c #
  • Just noticed a glaring omission in Google Chrome: No “button” that lights up when a page has RSS feed(s) to subscribe to. Oops! :-( #
  • I’m convinced that most of the world’s problems would go away if people listened to more rockin’ music. Also: Weezer Pork n Beans is good. #
  • @leahjones The wording of the Chrome EULA (that they claim rights to what you upload) is the exact same as YouTube’s EULA, FWIW. Still dumb. #
  • @jenvteal I have a couple of Twitter accounts for experimenting with groups, etc. (@pulseofintel, @intelsoftware, etc.). Many personalities. #
  • Just got an email about the new version of Shozu for iPhone. Says that it can now geotag, and offers the choice of 640×480 OR 1600×1200 pics #
  • @CarriBugbee how do I sleep when my brain is going a million miles an hour? I don’t. :-) #
  • Ooh! A treasure trove (OK, 4) CC licensed books and story collections, for your Kindle, iPhone, or other reader: http://tinyurl.com/5dvkdc #
  • Many thanks to Small Beer Press for making those works available under Creative Commons. :-) #
  • Moving to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches. #
  • Dear Everyone that was worried about the Google Chrome EULA: They’re going to change it. You can relax now. http://tinyurl.com/6zhx4h #
  • Google’s excuse for the heinous EULA terms: “we reuse EULAs as much as possible”. That’s why the rights claim looks just like YouTube’s. #
  • @kellyrfeller Dude, you’re going to be on Oprah!? That’s awesome! Knock em dead! :-) #
  • Dear LazyTwitter: In Mac OS X, how do I write an ISO image to a USB flash drive. Not copy the file, but image the volume. In Disk Utility. #
  • @billpearson Twitter status reports?! DO WANT! :-) #
  • Hmm. Turns out I can’t make a Windows XP ISO into a bootable, installable USB drive in Mac OS X. Bummer. #
  • @sumwan I like iSquint or VisualHub for converting video files. Videora is good, too. VLC can do it with some hackery. #
  • LOL I just got a spam comment on my blog from “sarah palin”. :-) Who knew she spammed free web hosting on the side? ๐Ÿ˜‰ #
  • Attention, Portland! Neal Stephenson is coming to talk at the Bagdad theater on Sept. 16. You must attend, or forfeit your nerd cred. ๐Ÿ˜‰ #
  • (Hat tip to @lyzadanger for the Neal Stephenson news – http://tinyurl.com/6r6qfe) #
  • Looks like Dell’s netbook, the Inspiron 910 “Mini 9”, has officiall broken cover (hat tip @jkkmobile): http://tinyurl.com/6yv5mt #
  • Dell “Mini 9”: Atom CPU, Ubuntu 8.04 or XP SP3, 4 or 8GB SSD, 512MB or 1GB RAM, Black or White, 1.3MP, .3MP, or no cam, $349, $399, or $449. #
  • @brampitoyo Yes, the Dell entry into the new “netbook” segment has been long awaited. Nothing stunning about the Mini 9, but it looks solid. #
  • I’m currently putting Windows XP on my Eee PC 901, so I can try out Google Chrome on it. Seems PERFECT for netbooks: fast shell for webapps! #
  • @brampitoyo I’m working on something of a “netbook roundup” for Intel Software Network with @jmoriarty. Will cover similarities and diffs. #
  • Got Windows XP running on the Eee PC 901, with Google Chrome, Firefox 3, Picasa 3, etc. It[s quite snappy. I’m impressed. #
  • I forgot that there are actually Windows apps that I like (Picasa, PuTTY, etc.) :-) #
  • Will be putting Chrome through its paces on the Eee PC. It bills itself as a shell for web applications, right? So far, so good. #
  • Battery life under XP on the Eee PC 901 is still terrific. Even better than under Linux, I think. That little Atom processor rocks! #
  • @mtrichardson I know. But on Windows, PuTTY is the best SSH shell I know of. #
  • @Jmartens Picasa 3 beta came out this week. #
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