Today I mentally …

Today I mentally referred to my stomach as my “food parser.” I think I need to stop coding for a couple days.

Did I really just see a commercial for a cell phone toothbrush? Yes, I did. But it’s only a toothbrush shaped like a cell phone. I thought for a minute there that Crest had pushed the technology convergence envelope just a little too far.

Someone has collected the worst .sigs on Slashdot. Some of these are just plain awful.

I’ve received some feedback about my HTML-to-RSS inquiry. As one reader noted, it’s not a non-trivial thing to do but there appears to be a number of people working on solutions.

I agree with this article about Apple’s missed opportunity with iTools and their new .Mac services. A price of $99.95 a year for a few web services is far too steep. I would be willing to pay $19.95 (or maybe even $30) a year to keep my account active, but I’m not going to pay $100 for some services I’m not ready to use yet. Looking at the number of people who have signed up, I’m not the only one who feels this way.

Salon: Radio killed the radio star.

Today after work I will be stopping at the conveniently located T-Mobile store near my apartment and checking out the Danger Hiptop. I think afterwards, the sales guys will help me drop a concrete block onto my SprintPCS phone.

Bad news. The T-Mobile Sidekick, which is their name for Danger’s HipTop device (note the word “blog” in the navigation), only works on the U.S. network and not internationally as I had assumed. This is enough of a problem for me to not trade in my SprintPCS Samsung SCP-5150 phone just yet. I will wait until T-Mobile releases a dual-band version of the Sidekick that works internationally. I was also told that each store only received 5 phones, which sold out almost immediately and there are wait-lists of 10-50 people.

For the open-minded there is, with such catchy slogans as “I Cum in Peace” and “War is Out, Pound Your Trout.” Heh!

No matter how many times I see it, this image of AmericaWorld cracks me up every time. The sad truth is that a lot of people might not see the humor in this.

Posted by Cameron Barrett at October 1, 2002 05:46 PM

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *