When
· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · July
· · · · 02 (2 entries)

5/137 · Ju­ly 1 is the kid’s birth­day, he turned five this year. Canada’s too, one hun­dred thirty-seven, both the kid and the coun­try are young spec­i­mens of their kind. Since I work (of­fi­cial­ly) for Sun Canada, I bailed out of Ja­va One a day ear­ly to cel­e­brate. Here­with notes on the birth­days and a dip in­to ec­sta­sy ...
 
The Glass is Half Empty · I was bitch­ing about bad tech­nol­o­gy to a se­nior per­son with­out a soap­box for this kind of thing, who wrote back: “That's how I feel about my life in gen­er­al. I get in a car to go to work. Dum­b, and filthy. I use hor­ri­ble cel­lu­lar tech­nolo­gies that drop 5 times on my way to work. I use air­planes that are 30 year old tech­nol­o­gy to fly, for God's sake, to do a keynote where most peo­ple can't see me, and to do 10 cus­tomer meet­ings I'd rather do with a very high qual­i­ty video con­fer­ence. And then I use a lap­top whose UI hasn't ad­vanced in, oh, 14 years.” I’m a bit more cheery than my cor­re­spon­dent about us­er in­ter­faces, but is that an ex­cel­lent wake-up call or what?
 
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