Posted April 12th, 2003 @ 12:20pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I was talking with my friend Mike towards the end of March about one of his prior relationships. He'd moved in with a girl who was one of his best friends, and they began sleeping together. They'd always connected on an emotional level, talking and sharing everything with each other, and I consider having sex three times a day to be connecting on a physical level as well.
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Posted April 12th, 2003 @ 11:32am by Erik J. Barzeski
Today I "meet the parents" of a girl I adore. Beyond that, the rest of this post is a speculative sort of "thought experiment" in stream of consciousness.
Imagine that I like a girl named Amy (chosen primarily because it's short, and I don't know anyone named Amy right now). Amy's a bit younger than me, still in college, and thus still under the thumb of her parents. Typically, people this age have a bit of "rebellion" left in them. They're freer to do as they wish, living in dorms or their own apartments, but they still feel the pressure from their parents. After all, they go home on weekends or every summer, and still rely on their parents for a few (or more) bucks now and then.
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Posted April 12th, 2003 @ 11:12am by Erik J. Barzeski
Object-Oriented Programming. OOP. Flip it around and you've got poo, which Justin Williams seems to think OOP is at this point. In his words, he doesn't get it.
I've met people who "get" things quickly and I've met people who struggle with things at first. Neither kind of person is stupid. Oftentimes, the second person simply hasn't found the right paradigm or mental model. For example…
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Posted April 12th, 2003 @ 10:34am by Erik J. Barzeski
Steve Mallett of O'Reilly is wondering when his AIM nickname is going to get spammed. I don't use ICQ because of the number of rogue messages I got, but here are my assurances to Steve: I've never gotten a "spam" on AIM. My AIM nickname is available to anyone who'd like to message it, but as yet, there seem to be no AIM bots that search Web pages for screen names.
That day will probably come, though.
Posted April 12th, 2003 @ 12:30am by Erik J. Barzeski
Ed chose Carol. Frankie, sorry, this makes two sitcoms on which you've been dumped. Jeremy had enough of your craziness on Sports Night and Ed had to go with his heart on, uhhhh, Ed. Will I be kicked out of the Strong Male Union™ for admitting that tonight's episode put me in a pretty mushy feeling? Bah, fuggit. The sensitive guys get all the girls anyway.
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Posted April 11th, 2003 @ 10:24pm by Erik J. Barzeski
The Barenaked Ladies have a blog (LINK) but they lack an RSS feed. This makes me sad. But then again, this makes me happy (JPEG).
Guys, pop on an RSS feed fast or I - and I suspect many others - will forget that your blog exists. I visit sites with RSS feeds more often than sites without them, so you wouldn't be losing my eyes.
P.S. I love that, if I chose to quote Barenaked Ladies, this would be a quote I could use: "It's going to be fuckin fantastic!!"
Posted April 11th, 2003 @ 10:14pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Steven of Panic is pointing out that there are now three different kinds of metal window widgets. Hell, I'm still irked that my Sunken Metal Widgets Bug remains in place in 10.2.5.
OS updates are supposed to fix bugs, not introduce new ones. Apple surely knows about these things, and it's silly that they're not being paid their due attention. How much is that? The Mac UI used to be very much about "attention to details." Now it seems it takes the business end of a shovel to make anyone pay attention to the little things anymore.
But hey, that date/time bug was fixed, so we should be rejoicing in the streets, right? Harumph.
Posted April 11th, 2003 @ 11:46am by Erik J. Barzeski
Microsoft ho Robert Scoble talks about John Dvorak's recent bullshit regarding Apple's "plans" to move to Intel chips. Robert says:
John seems to think that if everyone talks about his outrageous ideas and links to him, that that makes him successful. OK, I cry uncle cause I'm talking about him, and linking to him.
Scoble, you got played. John doesn't "seem" to think that - he knows that. You played right into his hand. Presented below is part of an article I wrote in August, 1999 about John Dvorak. Robert? Wake up. The time you spent refuting Dvorak's "case" could have been much better spent, don'tcha think?
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Posted April 11th, 2003 @ 11:30am by Erik J. Barzeski
The comments at /. are fairly positive so far.
Wow. I have goosebumps. Wow.
Will it happen? I don't know. But even if it doesn't happen, what's this news story already accomplished? It's reminded people of Apple's anti-DRM stance. It's reminded them of their digital hub strategy. It's reminded them of their iPod. It's reminded them of QuickTime. It's reminded people of "Rip. Mix. Burn."
Apple stock is down a buck or so on the news, but as someone pointed out, Wall Street hates it when one company (potentially) spends $6B on a debt-ridden company.
Posted April 11th, 2003 @ 11:03am by Erik J. Barzeski
Last week, it was the obvious choice Dave who got the boot. He won the reward and took Deena. This week it supposedly seems obvious: Matt. But last week they mentioned a "power struggle" and the past few years that has meant one thing: Deena will be going tonight. And now, live (on tape delay), here we go!
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Posted April 11th, 2003 @ 09:38am by Erik J. Barzeski
Gabe says of reality TV:
Survivor. The Real World. American Idol. The Bachelor. What do all these shows have in common? They all suck.
This from the premise that "they're not reality." Frankly, Gabe, I'm not buying it. Just because "reality tv isn't reality" doesn't mean it "sucks." Reality TV, were it actual reality, would be pretty damn boring. Reality TV has its moments, its bright shining spots where someone acts so tremendously stupid that it's enjoyable. Nobody watching reality TV is deluded enough to think that it "is" reality. You're a screenwriter/director, Gabe. Give your audience a little more credit than that.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to blog about last night's episode of Survivor.
Posted April 11th, 2003 @ 09:23am by Erik J. Barzeski
Proving that some people are bigger geeks than others, KahunaBurger has figured out how to read his email on his TV via his TiVo. I'm still in the "can't use the home media options because I, like Vinay, have an SAT-T60.
Posted April 11th, 2003 @ 09:09am by Erik J. Barzeski
I wake up this morning to find that Apple in talks to buy Universal Music Group!?!?!?!
According to the paper, Apple is in talks to buy Universal Music, one of the world's 'big five' record labels, from its troubled parent Vivendi. The Mac maker has yet to make a formal bid for the company, though negotiations have been continuing for the last couple of months. Apple is apparently looking to pay $5-6 billion. LA Times sources say Apple may make a bid on 29 April, when Vivendi's board is next due to meet."
Eh? Hmm. And WTF? The full story can be found here.
Posted April 11th, 2003 @ 01:47am by Erik J. Barzeski
I have very low expectations of people, and that's why I hang out with you.
Posted April 10th, 2003 @ 09:44pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I take two steps forward I take two steps back. Okay, Paula Abdul may have had a short career, but wasn't she married to Emilio Estevez once? Emilio is Charlie Sheen's brother, and of course both are Martin Sheen's sons. Martin Sheen is on West Wing, which needs to step it up soon because I'm sick of seeing reruns. Step to it, Sorkin!
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