Saturday, February 28, 2009

Goodbye Windows

This evening I read an article entitled "10 Things Windows 7 Must Do To Succeed". I find it amazing that people still talk about Windows. The only thing Windows needs to do is fuck-off-and-die, as soon as possible.

While Windows is probably one of the worst pieces of software ever created, I strongly believe that all other popular OSes are also pretty crappy, although Mac OS X and Linux are certainly the worst. I just wish Windows would go away so we can focus on everything that's wrong with current OS architecture and UI.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Reverend Billy on Off The Hook

Listened to the Reverend Billy being interviewed on Off The Hook. A few months ago I watched his documentary "What Would Jesus Buy?" on Google Video Great stuff.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Second Life, Second Wife

As a result of listening to Scott Lockman's fascinating podcast "Meet Scottlo Scorbal" I've been thinking about Second Life a lot recently.
I don't have a computer that can run the SL client, but I hope to buy or build one soon.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Me Needs Meades

Taught all day. One of my lessons consisted of watching a Jonathan Meades program "Absentee Landlord" with one of my students. I sometimes think I'm the luckiest person alive.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tokyo Calling, Over And Out

Just got the rather shocking news that Scott Lockman has decided not to continue his podcast "Tokyo Calling":

It has been a pleasure and a privilege to bring you this little audio thing for the past four years. I've decided to finally end the wonderful ride to pursue other interests.

It saddens me deeply to think that there will be no more episodes of Tokyo Calling. It has had a huge influence on me over the past few years. On the other hand, it's great the Scott has ended on such a high note.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I, Robert

Started reading Asimov's "I, Robot", probably for the sixth time. It is my sincere hope that Asimov will be remembered as a clumsy and dull writer.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

First Day Of Spring

The weather was lovely today, about 20 degrees centigrade. In such good weather it seemed appropriate to stay indoors so I watched several episodes of "The Computer Chronicles" on Google Video. In the afternoon I took a walk into the "real" Japan to meet a couple of friends. We chatted for several hours about the technology industry, focusing on the concepts of built-in obsolescence and perceived obsolescence.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Tuck My Life

I spent several hours this evening reading It made me feel quite a bit better about myself.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Forensics Can Be Fun

My experiences with technology tend to be negative, so I'm usually overjoyed when something actually works. Today I was able recover my photos of Thailand from a corrupted memory card using some straightforward forensics software. I am as surprised as I am happy...

Sunday, February 08, 2009


I've finally joined Twitter, mainly so that nobody else take the user name "karamoon".