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Daily Permalink Friday, March 15, 2002

Nolan Curtis' "Ultimate Tech Support Cubicle." Yeah, that looks a lot like my room, only I have a real window view of the pool in my apartment complex (and I have 802.11 wireless so I can go outside and enjoy the rays while answering emails).

Oh, here's some Friday evening funny thing -- what are men like? Well, read on.

Men are like.....Floor Tiles. If you lay them right the first time, you can walk all over them for years!

Men are like.....Bank Accounts. Without a lot of money, they don't generate much interest.

Men are like.....Blenders. You need one, but you're not quite sure why.

Men are like.....Coffee. The best ones are rich, hot, and can keep you up all night.

Men are like.....Commercials. You can't believe a word they say.

Men are like.....Computers. Hard to figure out and never have enough memory.

Men are like....Coolers. Load them with beer and you can take them anywhere.

Men are like.....Copiers. You need them for reproduction, but that's about it.

Men are like.....Government bonds. They take a long time to mature.

Men are like.....Horoscopes. They always tell you what to do and are usually wrong.

Men are like.....Lava lamps. Fun to look at, but not all that bright.

Men are like.....Mascara. They usually run at the first sign of emotion.

Men are like.....Popcorn. They satisfy you, but only for a little while.

Men are like.....Snow storms. You never know when they're coming, how many inches you'll get or how long they will last.

Men are like.....Used Cars. Easy-to-get, cheap, and unreliable.

Men are like.....Cash Machines. Once they withdraw they lose interest.

Men are like......Bananas. The older they get, the less firm.

Oh, cool, I got an official Googlewhack!

licentious squirreling

Oh, goody. It checks out at too.

Let's see my score. licentious has 29,600 hits. squirrelling has 404. That makes my score 11,958,400 right?

I guess you gotta get something that thinks is kosher. Hmmm. Darn.
Of course, it'd help if I could spell. :-)

Hey, Googlewacking is fun, but Dave, it needs to be only two words. Here's my first Googlewack:

"licensious tools"

licensious=18 hits
tools=34,300,000 hits

Not too bad for my first try, but how can you tell if someone has already hit that Googlewack before?

Joshua is glad I'm back posting. Hey, if a weblogger posts, but no one reads the weblog, does it exist? Hmmm. (I'm glad Joshua is reading).
Oliver Wrede wrote "the Golden Rules for Newbies to Radio and Frontier." Heck, I've been using both for a year and I'm +still+ a newbie.
Don't worry Gretchen, I'm coming to Gnomedex instead of BlogCon. Iowa will have more geeks than Las Vegas.
Just doing some more testing of Radio's latest features.

Oh, Radio UserLand is so cool.

Did you hear me on CNET Radio today plugging Radio? It was "free plug Friday" so I called up and gave it my best shot. I hear Dan Gillmor of the San Jose Mercury News gave Radio a plug earlier in the day.

How did I learn to do these cool things with Radio? Easy. I went to Google and searched. Here's what I found:

Add Comments to Radio Weblogs.
Add Images to Radio Weblogs.
Add Links and "Google It" links to Radio Weblogs.

OK, do I have Google It links now? Let's see!

Yeah, it works. Hey, I'm catching up on Radio features that were released weeks ago. Maybe I should try to do my own Web service now. Hmmm.

Oh, wait, I think I'll add a "Google It" link first.

I should have comments now.

Ahh, I've changed themes again. I gotta make my own one of these days.

Basically after two hours of careful examination of Java vs. .NET it basically came down to "use .NET if you're on Windows and use Java if you're anywhere else."

Hey, what about Frontier? After all, UserLand is the company that started Web services by inventing XML-RPC and SOAP (Chappell said that too).

There's more, but you've all heard it before, haven't you?

David Chappell speaking to the .NET User Group last night in Silicon Valley (held on Microsoft's campus in Mountain View). He compared and contrasted Java with .NET.

Some of the quotes in my notebook -- totally out of context, of course!:

"Webservices is one area where .NET is well ahead [of Java]" Chappell says. "Sun resisted Webservices because it came from Microsoft."

"I believe the pinnacle of language design is the curly brace,"

"Are C# and VB.NET different languages? I don't know."

"I believe all of us should be able to read both [VB and C#] languages."

"VB.NET looks like VB 6, kind of, but it's a whole new language."

"If you're gonna write code on Windows, why in the world wouldn't you use .NET?"

"It rarely makes sense to use Java on Windows."

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