· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · October
· · · · 17 (2 entries)

In A Box · I’ve been in­side one of these and, well, you wouldn’t want to spend a lot of time there. Any lover of en­gi­neer­ing for its own sake would I think find the box breath­tak­ing; the cool­ing and power-supply de­signs are el­e­gant and beau­ti­ful, and then the whole thing be­ing wrapped up in an anony­mous steel rect­an­gle is in­to post­mod­ern ter­ri­to­ry. Suf­fice it to say that some of the ap­pli­ca­tions for this are things you Just Can’t Talk About, and you can bet those aren’t go­ing to have the snap­py green-on-black paint job. Others are go­ing to be graf­fi­ti tag­ging op­por­tu­ni­ties. Me, I have no idea how big the mar­ket is. But I’m glad we built it, be­cause it is just to­tal­ly drop-dead fuck­ing cool. [Up­date: Nothing’s re­al un­less it’s on YouTube.] [Up­date: Ni­co Wil­liams does the num­bers.] ...
DocWeb · This is Gosling’s lat­est hack, now on­line. In­ter­na­tion­al­iza­tion is a big hairy te­dious ug­ly nec­es­sary job, and if we can turn some com­mu­ni­ty mo­jo loose on it, that has to be a good thing. OpenOf­fice.org has done a good job of build­ing a com­mu­ni­ty around an in­ter­na­tion­al­iza­tion ef­fort, so we’re not start­ing from ze­ro. I’ll be keep­ing an eye on this.
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