· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · October
· · · · 04 (3 entries)

Listen to the Lark · Andy Lark that is, Sun’s VP of Glob­al Com­mu­ni­ca­tion­s, who’s on-stage for earn­ings an­nounce­ments and Mi­crosoft truces and so on. A con­ven­tion­al mar­ket­ing pro’s con­ven­tion­al mar­ket­ing pro, you’d think, right? Wel­l, maybe not; he’s got a home­stead on the bl­o­go­sphere where you can read Tri­an­gu­la­tion Of News, a clear-eyed take on the way the wind’s blow­ing. I won­der how many VPs of Glob­al Com­mu­ni­ca­tions out there get it like this? And what the world’s go­ing to be like when they all do?
The Last Warm Weekend · The fore­cast says rain set­ting in to­mor­row then a few days of mixed grey; which in Van­cou­ver, this time of year, could stretch for weeks. So let’s share some sunny-weekend eye can­dy ...
Sunbeams, Mount Sabalan Edition · Let’s start with the high-tech stuff: Jeff Bon­wick al­ready got pointage from Jonathan this week, but this piece is to­tal­ly a must-read any­how. As you might have heard, there’s a lot of talk about open-sourcing So­lar­is. Easy to un­der­stand in prin­ci­ple, but Mike Kupfer of­fers an elegantly-written look at the de­tails. Still in Solaris-land, read about the dread­ed rm -rf / (even typ­ing that in­to my ed­i­tor makes me shud­der). Enough of that geeky stuff; re­cent­ly we’ve had a charm­ing cameo from Jen­nifer Love He­witt and mag­i­cal am­bi­grams from Chandan—if you don’t know what an am­bi­gram is, fol­low that link and you’ll be de­light­ed. Al­so worth a vis­it is Paul Humphreys who on top of work­ing at Sun has the best side-job in the world, and I’m not kid­ding. Then there’s Tim Caynes, scroll down and read his un­ti­tled Septem­ber 23rd piece, I have no idea what he’s talk­ing about but it’s still amus­ing. Mount Sa­bal­an, you ask? It’s in Iran. Right away, you’re think­ing geopol­i­tic­s, cul­ture wars, po­lit­i­cal tur­moil. Nope, it’s a va­ca­tion spot, and Ma­sood Mor­taza­vi, one of our bet­ter writ­er­s, climbed it on his sum­mer va­ca­tion.
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