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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