Wow. Scaled Composites has completed the first of two tries for the $10 million Ansari X prize. It must have been a crazy ride with 16 rolls (or was it 30 as reported by CNN?) before the test pilot turned off the engine and just continued the climb. I particularly love that the required […]
Archive for September, 2004
The Olympus DM-1
Well, I purchsed this digital recorder prior to my first residency. The rationale was that I could record the lectures that are intensly compressed during that week. I had no idea whether I would be able to remember everything — even by taking notes. So, I recorded at least part of the first […]
Well, I was feeling guilty, as I’ve not provided Scruffy with fresh catnip in several months. While downtown, I decided to pop into the local pet store and invest in some top-grade catnip for the little guy. He seems appreciative and will likely write about his experiences as soon as he … well, you do […]
Ah, tropical fruits! I was in Stanford Shopping Mall yesterday and treated myself to some vegetables (heritage tomatoes, multicolored cherry tomatoes, and chanterelles) and fruits. The fruits were a Mango and half of a Mamey Sapote–at an astronomical price (just under $5).
The chantrelles were a special treat. I’d not had any since leaving British Columbia. […]
I love my Palm Vx! But, to add to its usefulness, I wanted to add the collapsable keyboard to it. Usually, I add items via the desktop and then synch. Yes, I could learn grafitti–but would rather not. So, today I added the keyboard to its capability. The keyboard has been sitting in its case […]
Spent some time with the Optra yesterday. Had given it a lower ranking because it ate sheets of business cards. Problem not with printer but with human and with InDesign.
The business card sheets are best sent through the sheet feeder. When previously tried, printer sent from tray. I had been “put off” by the […]
Oh, I may have my geeky crownlet removed. I’m working on an HCI paper and have been analyzing my geek toys and how I do/don’t interact with them.
TiVO remote - two thumbs up
Nokia 3390 - one thumb up
iBook - two thumbs up
iPod - 1.5 thumbs up
Olympus DM-1 - no thumb
Palm Vx - two thumbs […]