Thursday, 23 June 2005

I have a dog that's such a spaz he can't even remember how to play fetch. I have a cat that apparently thinks she's a dog. She plays fetch incessantly with this stupid play mouse. I throw it, she runs, she gets it, she brings it back drops in in front of me, and stares at me til I throw it again. She gets all upset if I don't.

Wash. Rinse. Repeat. It never stops.

What a weirdo.



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Thursday, 23 June 2005 06:39:50 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Tuesday, 21 June 2005

I don't actually know Lee, but hey - he's going to Gnomedex, lives in Seattle, and he's throwing a party at his place on Thursday afternoon before it starts. He invited the entire Intarweb, so he must be cool. Just doing my part in viral marketing. 

Should be interesting. Eric seems to think so, too. Heh...



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Tuesday, 21 June 2005 21:43:39 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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I'll be heading up to Seattle on Thursday (one of my favorite cities and a quick 2.5 hour drive from my place) where I'll be catching up with all sorts of friends and people I have not seen for some time at Gnomedex 5.0, a confluence of geeks from around the world.

Email me if you'll be there and want to meet/catch up - greg@greghughes.net - or call me on my cell - 503-970-1753. I'm arriving Thursday afternoon at around 4 or so.

It's going to be quite a get-together this year - the schedule looks like the makings of a great show, and I hear there are some as-yet unannounced things that should gain some attention.

I'll be blogging some of the fun stuff that happens there. With so many interesting and cool people from so many interesting and cool places/companies, I'll have to fill this weblog up just to be able to remember it all when it's over with.

Podbot_geffectsInteresting Gnomedex link of the day: Podcasting ROBOT to be released at Gnomedex

Heh. Cool if real, funny even if not.



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Tuesday, 21 June 2005 20:57:35 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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MSN Local is live, and it's interesting: http://search.msn.com/local

The MapPoint visuals are pretty much what you'd expect, and the satellite imagery, at least in the are where I live, is not as good a Google Maps (not even close). Looking forward to more from Virtual Earth later this year.

In other news, a comparison of Technorati, Google and Yahoo! Search. (via Jeremy Zawondny)



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Tuesday, 21 June 2005 06:33:00 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Sunday, 19 June 2005

My friend and coworker Scott Hanselman has updated his Ultimate Developer and Power User Tools List for 2005. All techies and geeks (especially developers) should check it out:

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ScottHanselmans2005UltimateDeveloperAndPowerUsersToolList.aspx

Scott's list is close to famous, and for good reason. He's quite the ultimate power user. I sometimes stand over his shoulder to watch him work (he tells me he's twice as productive when I watch, is that weird or what? Heh...), and so I get to see him use all these tools in terific ways now and then.

Head on over and see what I mean.

One of these days I am going to publish my list of IT and security tools. It is a completely different list, but still interesting and useful.

Hmmm... Anyone know of a good blog posting tool for the Blackberry that would interface MT/Blogger APIs using the GPRS connnection? That would definitely make my list. Emailing this entry from a 737 (on the ground, so don't start with me) is cool, but a richer interface would be nice.



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Sunday, 19 June 2005 20:44:53 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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I'm in the Bay Area, flew down here yesterday to surprise my dad for Fathers Day. Yes, it worked - he was suspicious I think, but he was surprised.

I've had calls today from a number of my "other" kids, and that's truly made my day. I'm lucky to have all these great people in my life. I'm not worthy. But I'm grateful.

Oh, and here are some links for dads and their kids, for your amusement and entertainment. Dads, use these to amaze your kids - they'll make you a "cool" dad, for sure.



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