November 19, 2002

Tue, 19 Nov 2002 22:30:34 GMT

No more trademark lawyers. Sorry Marty, couldn't resist. My point was that I was pleased that I was starting to see dotINFO used outside of the industry, not that no one was using it.
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Tue, 19 Nov 2002 22:03:24 GMT

As the theme turns... "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - Richard Feynman
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Tue, 19 Nov 2002 15:26:08 GMT

Another day, another whack. Now on to transfers-policy.
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Tue, 19 Nov 2002 14:57:41 GMT

I wonder if these suck too. (Aside; sometimes themes just develop themselves...)
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Tue, 19 Nov 2002 14:56:30 GMT

Toshiba has a released software upgrade the e740. Being a self-avowed Toy Sucker, I had a strong need to upgrade. Without going into the gory details, I bricked my PDA - I think. I don't know if this is a by-product of getting old or not, but my distaste for technology is getting pretty extreme. I mean, using it is as fun as it ever was, but making it work is getting stale. Whether it be tinke ring with Radio or upgrading my handheld, this just isn't fun anymore. Why aren't human interface designers and software architects jumping all over this? Doesn't ease-of use sell? Microsoft and Apple seem to be getting their collective acts together as it relates to desktop computing, but the second that a user strays from the familiar confines of a desktop PC, that's where all bets are off. Even doing something as simple as setting up a Palm V to hotsync with an XP machine via USB turned out to be a major hassle for me not so long ago. Agh. And now, to top it all off, I've got another brick to lug around. At least they both look cool and one actually works.
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Tue, 19 Nov 2002 13:45:48 GMT

My laptop died. So they gave me a brick as a loaner. I notice that DanB got a new portable PC. I wonder what he's doing with his old one?
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Tue, 19 Nov 2002 05:47:22 GMT

....interesting. This link to the Washington Post live interview with Esther came with a pop-up add pushing Verisign's dotBIZ offering. It wasn't too long ago that their marketing department was in denial over the three letter version of "the Internet place for business"...
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Radio 16, Me 1

So interestingly, it appears that my earlier whinings about Radio munging posts was simply me being short-sighted ;) Now while I still think that this is one of the most complicated pieces of software out there (theoretically magnificent, practically unbearable), I'm beginning to get the hang of things - but let me say this one more time in a slightly different way.

I used to run a BBS that ran on software called FeatherNet,  a PCBoard clone. It rendered templates into screens and required the use of a ton of macros. Radio brings back those memories all too vividly. It makes me feel like a Sysop. I hate feeling like a Sysop. Everything takes too long. Ever try and dump macros into an ANSI editor? sigh...

Anyways, this rant is brought to you for a very specific reason. If I can use the HTML editor built into Outlook Express to my satisfaction and post via email, I might just give up on trying to modify the innards of the buzzard to my liking.

And if Dave Winer or anyone else at Userland reads this, I think you've all done an excellent job. I paid for your software. Don't let my whining obscure the fact that I paid for it. People that really hate software don't whine about it, rather, they don't pay for it. :)
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