Can I Kiss You, Paolo? Dave says via Scripting News"Hey hey hey, Paolo is opening his store. Here's the intro. Maybe I'll do a couple of tools, just for a little Tuesday lunch money, and to help bootstrap Paolo's store."
I just went to check out Paolo's store site-- I'm in love! His THEME TOOL is the product I've been praying for! (No offense Dave, but building a theme in Radio is a PITA.) Theme Tool is supposed to allow me to use my WYSIWYG editor to set up themes for Radio! (APPLAUSE!!!!) I'll be downloading it this afternoon. So save me a seat, please? As soon as Paolo gets Paypal or something set up to take US dollars, I'll be happy to pay for it!
Thanks Dave... I never have seen so many people come check out my love life! Welcome Folks! Stick around. I'm usually normal. ;-)
Civil Discussion Matters: The more I read Ray Ozzie's thoughts on civil discussion, blogs and architecture-- the happier I am to see someone else talk about the basics of which variation of architecture works best for the given objective. Over the years I've been involved in and contributed to various groups who moderated, planned and designed discussion, forums and work groups. Over time I've learned the models have evolved and are continuing to evolve as general computer users have increased and business is utilizing this type of decentralized workgroup arrangement.
The major reason I'm personally attracted to weblogging is that it allows me to make a point or share a thought, and evolve those thoughts through editing, discussion and further research which most moderated forums or disscussion groups and mail lists do not. Ray is correct that weblogs limit or remove the flamers from the loop, and lower the signal to noise ratio. (This is a real positive thing in my eyes.)
More on this later. I need to go pick up my new glasses so I can see the screen. <squint>
America's Most Greediest Exec List
I see John has found the "Fortune's list of the greediest executives in America." Amazing it's being carried via Netscape, an AOL/TW company. The only person on the list I might disagree with is Ted Waitt of Gateway. I believe Ted sold off some of his stock and has spent some of that money reinvesting it back into Gateway to turn the company around.
Space Talk: We're cashing it in tonight. The ground fog here in Southern California has made it completely impossible to see the Perseid Meteor shower tonight. Darn!
This weekend I am going to a workshop in Palm Springs at the Hilton Hotel with my quilting buddies. I've been asked to take pictures, amongst other things and put them up on a new website (to be disclosed later) for everyone to see. However... I am a WiFi virgin. Doug's volunteered to get me a new LinkSys WiFi card to stick on the Omnibook. However, I have no idea if I can get online at the hotel or anywhere in Palm Springs to upload the pictures, check email and blog while at the workshop. The hotel was absolutely no help when I called today. Any warchalkers or WiFi experts out there have a clue where I can pick up a free connection while in Palm Springs? I do promise to be a responsible user/squatter. Hit the comments link and let me know, please?
UPDATE: Alwin says there is suppose to be a T1 at the Hilton and it should be available. However we're not sure. I've got a call into the hotel to get the real scoop. Turns out, this isn't just important to me-- there are several of us going to be going toward Palm Springs between now and the end of the year for various conferences, like Jenny's. I'm still looking for PS Places to grab a little connection time. Keep those cards and emails coming.
DLink's Wireless Internet Camera
I think David's got a little more to worry about than X-10's wireless cameras they keep bombarding us with those lousy popup ads all over the web.
DLink's come out with their own wireless webcam that does not require a computer to be connected to be broadcasting to a network or the Internet. This little gem is completely self contained to broadcast to the net as long as you have assigned it an IP address and the router is running. It goes without saying this could lead to some interesting applications and problems. The Webcam is IEEE 802.11b compliant and runs in the 2.4 - 2.4835 GHz Digital Spread Spectrum Frequency at 640x480 color VGA resolution. At it's hefty $449 price tag it's not going to be on everyone's shopping list, but there are places and situations this camera could give very interesting results.
If someone in DLink's PR department would get off their fanny's and contact me, as I requested at CES, I would be willing to get a fair review for the various publications I write.