Friday, January 17, 2003

The Anti-Bush rhetoric has reached a fever pitch in the department. I think the discovery of the chemical warheads in Iraq delivered an unexpected reality check. Up to this point, the left could always hope the whole thing would blow over, that nothing would be found, and that the US would bow to liberal pressure to back down.

Thursday, January 16, 2003

If Bush's advisors were really evil, they would release their smoking gun on Iraq tomorrow, just as the peace rally in DC is about to get underway...

Friday, January 17, 2003 9:56:56 AM
wow, not two hours after I posted that comment, they found empty chemical warheads.

I am a little late on finishing my entry for yesterday. I am still trying to get into this blogging crap, but am too lazy to keep up with it.

Tolkien:
In a letter to Christopher, Tolkien talks about man's machinations, and how they are proof of the Fall. Man continuously strives for labour saving devices (the wheel, levers, pulleys, the internal combustion engine, TNT, etc.) to give himself more leasure, and all are put to the uses of war.

Wednesday, January 15, 2003

I wonder if the file format for Keynote holds any indications it might be used for a broader application suite. Rumors about that the GoBe team may be working at Apple on an Office killer. One of GoBe's features was its integrated file format (one file format for documents, spreadsheets and presentations). The Keynote extention is apxl (or something like that), NOT something that is more fitting (like .key or .knt). APXL is a general enough extention that it could be used for any office suite applications. There is also some consernation that the file format is not more SVG-like. This could explain why Apple chose a unique XML schema--perhaps we are not seeing it all...

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Scriptorium: Again, frames, borders, views, flipping, and all that jazz is just too much for me to get my head around. However, the autocomplete feature is now working!

Otherwise, a pretty boring day.
Found Ring! It was out in the front yard. Amazing. Lost for three days.

Normal day otherwise. worked on the autocomplete window in Scriptorium. I just can't seem to get around all the damn coordinate crap. frustrating.

Poker night at our place. Had a good time. Ran until about midnight, then we went and had homebrew in Eric's freezing garage until 1am.. (he was, we assume, asleep at the time, as he had skipped cards).

Sunday, January 12, 2003

Working on the bathroom remodel. It is like the Bataan death march. I'm hoping to get the new vanity in place today.

Bad news from the 10th - lost my wedding ring. I think I flushed it down a toilet. I have been on a low-carb diet, and my ring had become pretty loose. I'm pretty bumed.

Making progress on Scriptorium. New use of attachments seems to be working well. I like the look of the rounded tags. I am now reimplementing the autocompete window to match the new look.