Friday, January 3, 2003

Here's Apple's worst move yet, assuming it's true. They have continued to squeeze more and more revenue out of their customers, and I can only imagine that it is now getting to the point where people will begin abandoning them for this. This move takes away one of their competitive advantages over Windows in a big way. No a good vibe at all, but it sticks with the theme set by iTools, get people used to something when it is free, then charge them for it.
4:21:47 PM    

In keeping with resolution number one below, I have started the year off by delving into some books. I read on a regular basis, and I probably read close to 100 books in 2002, but I wanted to create a formal goal that would make me want to strive to read even more than I had been. So this week I'm reading:
  1. The Virtue of Selfishness
  2. Smart Mobs
  3. Naked
  4. The Partly Cloudy Patriot

11:07:16 AM    

I'm very amused by this listing of Cockney Rhyming Slang. Part of the reason I'm amused by it is the fact that I needed it in order to understand something someone I work with said.
10:06:28 AM    

At the risk of embarassing myself quite badly, I thought I would go ahead and post my New Year's Resolutions here. Somehow, I think that makes them more real. So here goes, in no particular order:
  1. Read 100 books this year.
  2. Drink more water, less coffee and soda.
  3. Go to the gym two out of every three days this year.
  4. Worry more about myself, and less about others.
  5. Get up earlier, go to bed earlier.
  6. Relearn to read non-fiction.
  7. Quit smoking.
  8. Make this Web site a labor of love.
  9. Write more.
  10. Learn Object Oriented Programming better.
  11. Do one major house project each month.
  12. Be more financially responsible.
  13. Enjoy things you already own rather than buying more stuff.
  14. Be a better friend.
  15. Meet a new girl.
  16. Improve my work ethic.

9:17:23 AM