September 29, 2005
September 23, 2005
That said, my pal has one of the little samsung gig super thingys which is also very cute...if a bit more cubular.
Seriously though, what a neat contest. I wish I had done something like this when I was in school. Other than that, it's been a banner week at Google. We had Jim Gettys over talking about X windows and Snap, Terry Pratchett talking about Thud! and Ray Kurzweil out talking about his new book, which is fantastic. His talk was pretty amazing too. It focuses on the advancing rate of technological change and what that might mean for us. In some ways the title, The Singularity is Near is deceptive, as the book is about so much more than that, and you can learn so much from it that you'd be crazy not to get it, read it and use it as a guide for the future. Thanks for coming and talking with us Ray!
I actually don't really like talking about this kind of thing, as it kind of sound slike bragging, but this week was really exciting. I love working here.
September 20, 2005
September 17, 2005
Good sound too, I think it uses the same sound chip as the shuffle, which I've commented on my blog about before. I did miss having a display on the shuffle, so this is just about perfect, and it fits in the strap of my backpack, like the shuffle did, so all is well in biking to work while listening to stuff land.
September 14, 2005
September 12, 2005
So it turns out that biking to work has a side bonus...completely cool pictures. I was biking along the stvens creek trail this morning when I looked up and thought that a helicopter was not just hovering that close to high tension lines ,was it? It was. The copter first dropped off a guy and two ladders (with hooks on the tops to affix to the top of the tower) then came back and dropped off another dude. It was way cool. Did I have a camera on me? Oh yes... (also on flickr)
September 8, 2005
September 3, 2005
When watching the Developers video, don't look simply at the guy on stage, look at the audience. There is where the interesting stuff is going on. Thousands upon thousands, an entire concert hall filled with em. Keep in mind that these are just the developers who were at the company's 25th anniversary celebration, likely only employees. Microsoft enjoys a larger developer network than any company has ever seen.
So, when you see Ballmer screaming his chant to the assembled audience, consider this: open source has managed, with largely a self assembled collection of disparate developers, many only workng part time, to utterly defeat microsoft in the server room. How?
Developers. Developers. Developers.
Really damn good ones. I'd say that Ballmer has a good reason to sweat.
September 2, 2005
/me goes back to work on the orbiting space laser platforms.