Archive for the ‘Tech’ Category
Wired talks about the number of radars and lightbulbs (0) in the newest Mercedes. It isn’t all fit and finish; I like the auto follow and lane minder.
Picked up a D-Link DCS-930L for cheap; plugged it in, upgraded firmware, all that. Went to install the desktop software and it requires disabling UAC to run; I don’t know what kind of developers they have over a D-Link, but no, I’m not disabling UAC just to use your webcam.
$200k on the line, here. It’s unclear if $100k or $140k is the top prize possible, but there it is.
Lots of people are complaining that Facebook didn’t double in price today; what this means is that Facebook left almost no money on the table when they sold the stock, and that people trying to churn and burn got left holding the bag. What’s wrong with this picture? Nothing. Facebook raked in the chips; good for them.
Lefty is moving to the Bay Area to start a new gig at Facebook – here is a guide I helped with in 1997, which should be called “Welcome to the Silicon Valley“. News flash: Nothing has changed; ironically, he’ll be working on the same campus Tom and I worked on when we were at Sun. We were all pretty proud when it was printed in Good Morning Silicon Valley, which really was the first thing everyone read in the morning.
Picked up an iPod touch last night and loaded a bunch of podcasts on it; I had forgotten the best feature of playback on iPods: 2x playback. Christ, I hate people talking at 1x. Since I only use my Zune for podcasts, this is the end of that. Sad day.