Josh’s Lifelog for 2008-09-17

  • About to film Mark Van Name, scifi author and CEO of Principled Technologies with @amybarton. Should be fun! πŸ™‚ #
  • Besides the Intel stuff, I’m going to sneak in a question about what Van Name thinks of the Kindle as a book technology. πŸ™‚ #
  • Squee! Just got an awesome toy to play with: Compal MID (same as the Gigabyte or Aigo device). Sweet! Also, beat @billpearson to the tweet! #
  • Pic of the Compal MID: http://twitpic.com/bz5p #
  • @memathews Bigger than iPhone, but still quite small. Here’s another pic for scale: http://twitpic.com/bz89 #
  • @sumwan Testing what the browser can do now. I think it’s a Firefox derivative. It can play Flash, though! πŸ™‚ #
  • Great podcasts I’ve discovered recently: http://themoth.org and http://npr.org/money (both via This American Life podcast, coincidentally). #
  • Wow. It only took me about half an hour to hose up this Compal MID and its Midinux OS. Oops! πŸ™‚ Off to Moblin.org to build an image! πŸ™‚ #
  • Aaaand I need a Linux system to build a Moblin image for the MID. So here comes a new Ubuntu VM in Parallels! #
  • @SuperSpiker Whoa! (re: my face on the strands.com home page) πŸ™‚ #
  • Crazy day, and I’m getting my Career Developed all day tomorrow (required class). I’m told they block RF and require closed laptops. Urk πŸ™ #
  • Dear LazyTwitter: Ubuntu 8.04, I need to turn of “use HTTP proxy”. Turned it off in the Network Proxy app, but apt-get still tries proxy… #
  • I told Ubuntu to use a proxy during install, and I think that setting is persisting. Where is that stored, and how do I clear it? #
  • Ah, figured it out. Had to clear the http_proxy environment variable. “export http+proxy=” did the trick. Thanks for the answers! πŸ™‚ #
  • Oops. Make that “export http_proxy=”. #
  • @KarenPearson Nah, @billpearson is the best boss I’ve ever had. He understands my love of toys! And he DID beat me in that tweet race. πŸ˜‰ #
  • Crap. I didn’t make my Ubuntu VM VHDD big enough (4GB), and Moblin Image Creator ran out of room. Starting over… πŸ™ #
  • GMail spam filters have gone out for tapas and margaritas tonight or something, because I’ve gotten 5 or 6 spams en EspaΓ±ol in the last hour #
  • @ahockley Donde estΓ₯ tu hall pass? #
  • OMG the newest Seinfeld/Gates commercial (the giraffe/robot one) is SO STUPID. MS has totally lost the plot. “Power Down”, indeed… #
  • @mtrichardson LOL πŸ˜‰ I’m glad they’re pulling the plug on the ads tomorrow (sez Valleywag and Frank Shaw). #