Archive for March, 2005

Google down

Google never goes down. That’s the impression, at least. That’s a credit to those guys. But what if?

I’ve noticed Google getting slower recently (months). That’s too bad. But I guess that happens when you serve the whole world in realtime.

One of these days those guys are going to get surprised by something that infects their cluster and blows by (around) all their safeguards. I’m not looking forward to it, just predicting.

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Newton arrived

My Newton arrived. I picked up at 11:45am Sunday.

I’ve been banging on it ever since. I almost the entire User’s Guide last night so now I’m a proficient Newton novice.

I’m not disappointed by this device. So far, it trumps my Palms, CLIE, PocketPC, Psion and Zaurus in terms os suitability for my purposes (mostly note taking and appointments). It is impressive even by today’s standards.

I think of it as a VERY reasonably priced tablet PC at a total delivered price of $112.00. ($100 plus $10 S&H plus $2 insurance)

I can’t wait to get a TCP/IP stack on it. Yesterday I ordered a Newton serial-to-PC serial cable. Last night I ordered a Lucent 802.11b card. Both are on their way to me.

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I just got delivery notice from USPS.com. The Newton was delivered today at 1:59pm. What?!? I couldn’ve been working on it all day. I ran to the mailbox and found a note saying it’s being held at the office. My source tells me the office opens tomorrow at 12pm. I’ll be waiting when the doors open.

This is irritating. I told the seller to deliver it to the office, not the house. But it worked out in my favor.

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Time to discover The Ramones. There must be something good there.

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MC Chris

According to ChrisB, MC Chris is coming to the State Theatre on 18 April. Woot!

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I bought an Apple Newton 2100 on eBay last Sunday. I paid right away. The guy disappointed me by promising to ship Wednesday (already pretty late) and not shipping until Thursday. Today is Saturday. It’s coming Priority Mail from Washington state. I hope to get it as early as Tuesday.

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iPod track count

Ripped several CDs today on the XP box in iTunes. FTPd them to the Linux box and put them on the iPod.

Current iPod track count: 2122

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