Posts from June 2004

  • June 29, 2004

    so i’m a day behind, cut me some slack… :)

    apple previewed some cool stuff today @ WWDC 2004. i’m most excited about spotlight and dashboard. if i’ve had one need lately it’s better search, especially as my photo and music collection grows. (no, i don’t use iphoto, thank you very much) and even though dashboard looks a whole hell of a lot like konfabulator, it’s still a welcome addition to the osX family.

    the safari RSS reader is cool, too. makes sense that the browser should understand RSS and present that as an option when reading an RSS-enabled site. very cool. the new displays are cool, but i’m not shelling out any more cash for desktop stuff – a powerbook, desktop g4, and 17" cinema are fine by me…

    UPDATE: there’s a ton of debate out there re: dashboard vs. konfabulator… (including jeff’s comments below, heh) but while it certainly looks like apple ganked the idea, there’s a lot that changed engineering-wise behind the scenes. for one, dashboard is built on the base mac os x technologies of web kit and cocoa, where konfabulator uses custom XML and javascript. debate and opinionate all you want, but i think we all can agree that companies shouldn’t “buy out” other companies (or their software for that matter) simply for an idea. if you see something useful that other people are finding useful, and you develop a better way (and better, more open technologies) to do something similar, good for you. that’s competition, and that’s the real world.

    but i digress, here are a few links that try to clear things up:

    - daring fireball's view
    - dave hyatt's thoughts (safari lead developer)
    - extracted dashboard widgets from erik veland
    - todd dominey on "proprietary hoo-ha"
  • June 24, 2004
  • June 14, 2004

    i was all excited for tonight’s premiere of fox’s north shore – probably too excited. i mean, it is hawaii, and it is fox. and of course don’t forget that brooke burns is on… but even though everyone was crazy hot, the acting was seriously some of the worst i’ve ever seen on tv. of course, there were some super skanky lines, like “you wanna do it or what?!?!” (from a 15 year-old) and “it isn’t safe to swim alone…” (from a tennis star) but other than those gems, the show sucked.

    so here’s my challenge to fox: send me to hawaii and put me in a show where all i do is hang out on the beach and chat up hot surfrer girls. i’ll rock. no joke. but seriously, all this makes me want to go back to oahu. damn, just back from one vacation and i already want to go on another. could i be any more spoiled?!?!?!

  • June 12, 2004

    damn! will ferrell is hilarious. nice to see him breaking into a new discipline, too… check him out in “afternoon delight” on mtv.com… oh, and “if you don’t think this song is the greatest song ever, i will fight you. that’s no lie.”

    stay classy.

  • June 08, 2004

    posted the photos from mazatlan tonight… they’re all available here at photo.stottsan.net, and a select few start here are featured on my site. as usual, enjoy!

  • June 08, 2004

    for my cheddar, it has to be mcdonald’s. i know, i don’t even eat it normally. but at ORD there isn’t any other place where you can pick up a meal and a drink for under $5. sure you can hit up wolfgang puck’s, but you’re lucky to get out of there without having to hand over a freaking gold card… i got my standard meal deal of a quarter-pounder/fries/lemonade and sat with some crazy people in the international terminal a couple weeks ago. one guy i swear was writing a novel on a matchbook, even though the matchbook and the pen were both black. hmm.

    on a related note, i have no idea why there’s only the one food court in terminal 5… apologies to all the out-of-countryers who get screwed with the cuisine selection. what’s more, you have to leave the gate area and go back to the terminal to get food, only to have to get x-ray’d again. i really figured they would’ve done a better job with that terminal, but oh well. luckily i don’t have to fly there often. :)