Monthly Archives: August 2004

Microsoft are shifting gears on Longhorn features and aiming for maximum distribution of the new graphics and messaging components: WinFS will be available as a beta when the Longhorn release comes out as a client. Avalon and Indigo will be … Continue reading

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Compulsory Voting

In Australia, we must vote in every federal, state or local election. It’s compulsory to register at the voting booths on election day (you can always put in an invalid ‘protest’ vote if you wish) or you’ll be fined a … Continue reading

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The next person who asks if Indubstrial is a typo or the final name of the theme can go chow down on jwz’s favourite bucket. That is all. (The Indubstrial page has the real answer.)

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Interesting to see lots of linkage to my fear-and-loathing post. Note that I’ve been to the USA before – Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon when I was about 10; and Boston for the Summit a … Continue reading

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I’m staying at the Holiday Inn Express, San Francisco Airport South. It’s in Burlingame, about 16km away from the Moscone Centre. The phone number is (650) 3472381 in the US, or 0011-1-650-3472381 in Australia.

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Fear and Loathing in the USA

So, to put this in a little context, since arriving in the USA on Tuesday, I’ve been heavily jetlagged and thinking more about work than play (this leg was supposed to be play). At least I didn’t have to deal … Continue reading

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NewsForge covered my OSCON talk, noting most of the important bits, particularly the beer and loathing (… that being Coopers-not-Foster’s and people leaving for OS X). It briefly mentioned my reaction to the recent “fork” of GNOME, which I should … Continue reading

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Caught between a rock and a hard plaice? Ha ha ha. Ha ha. I had to wipe tears from my eyes. Anyway, so Blogfish looks totally awesome.

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