Busy weekend ahead; you’ll understand why if you have the patience to read what follows.
- I’ll admit it: most of my clients are, well, better off than me financially. I’m used to dealing with very successful entrepreneurs, artists, execs, etc. Even so, I rarely feel any sort of envy; that’s just not my nature, plus we’re hardly underprivileged in an absolute sense. But yesterday was an exception as I walked into a 12-floor downtown office and saw the following: (1) a 15″ MacBook Pro; (2) a 20″ Intel iMac; and (3) an Apple 30″ Cinema HD Display. The notebook computer was equipped so that it was able to drive that big honkin’ monitor without a hitch. Father, forgive me, for I have violated the Tenth Commandment.
- Did I mention that this was an oil service company’s office? (That will probably be meaningful only to those local folks who think that Macs have no place doing “real work.”)
- Tomorrow’s my wedding anniversary, followed two days later by MLB‘s birthday. As a result, I spent 30 minutes in the Hallmark store trying to figure out why I should pay some yahoo $1.95 to say something I could say better, albeit with worse handwriting. Wedding anniversary cards are the worst. I felt like I’d drunk a gallon of white Karo by the time I left.
- And, yes, I did buy cards. I choose my battles pretty carefully.
- I’m starting to get the itch for an XM Radio subscription. Any advice?
- Need or want to send huge email attachments but your ISP won’t let you? A free service called Pando will let you send attachments up to one gigabyte in size, regardless of whichever old and busted internet provider you’re using. It’s currently in beta but the Wall Street Journal’s Technology Editor, Walter Mossberg, says it already works remarkably well. Your mileage will vary depending on your connection speed, but in any event the service effectively removes the limitations on email attachment size.
- I’ve added some new Abbye pics to the random display in the right column. Feel free to reload this page until they come up. 😉 Or, you could just hack the urls, if you’re into that sort of thing.
- “Firefox: The Blogger Reader’s Choice” — According to this article, Firefox adoption has again gathered steam and is now being used by almost 13% of web surfers. However, a recent analysis of visitor stats by the blog directory Blog Flux shows that Firefox usage among the readers of its registered members is closer to 25%. The Blog Flux stats are derived from 20 million page views per month, so the population is big enough to be credible. IE continues to have a depressing 64% usage, however.
Be careful out there today. If Pogo were here he’d point out that Friday the 13th falls on a Thursday this month.