Archive for November, 2004

Country of the Week

Sunday, November 28th, 2004

My knowledge of other contries and their culture, politics, geography, etc., is pretty bad, so my wife and myself decided to try something – every week, we’re going to pick a country, and try to learn something about it. The only way to do this, of course, is with technology, so I created this very […]


Thursday, November 18th, 2004

People are raving about Keyhole, a technology that Google bought. Too bad it’s US-only… I wish US tech companies would wake up to the fact that there’s a great big world out there.. And I can’t tell you how many times I’ve filled up a shopping cart at some website, only to find out when […]

Experiences buying an LCD Monitor

Friday, November 12th, 2004

I wanted an LCD monitor. I just painted my office and wanted an aesthetic upgrade – the old monitor was working fine, but my wife has a BenQ FP567s that looks very slick compared to my ViewSonic A90, a monitor I’ve never had a problem with but which was just seeming a little old. My […]

Software as a Service vs Browser-based UI

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Adam Bosworth writes about how providing software as a service is better than providing software as, well, software. And he’s right in a lot of ways. But saying that ‘users prefer browser-based apps’ is missing it I think. Users that use something occasionally prefer simpler applications, no doubt about it, but users that use something […]

Between Jobs

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

I’m now officially between jobs. That’s not a euphamism for being unemployed; my last day at Zim was Friday, and my first day at Adobe is next Monday. This week, I’m not employed. It really is a great feeling, having all the worries of the last company off my shoulders – about as stress-free a […]

EverQuest 2 Launch

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

EQ2 is live. I’d tell you how it is but I haven’t got my copy yet. I preordered it from Sony over 2 months ago, and this is the 4th day the game has been live, but my isn’t here yet. I could go to EB Games and pick up a copy; they have it […]

LCD Monitor Drawback

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004

It’s a sad moment when you’re sitting at your computer and one of your cats comes over to jump up on the monitor where he always lies when you’re at the computer, because it’s a toasty warm spot and because he likes to be with you, and he doesn’t realize that you bought an LCD […]

Identity Management

Monday, November 1st, 2004

Joel posts about identity management at flickr, and complains that you need to force your family and friends to ‘sign up’ before they can look at your pictures (or you must make your pictures public, which many users do not want to do).  When I ran into this while designing private areas for the ZIMoBLOG […]