Thursday, May 22, 2008

Google Sites = The Reason for a Google Account

The whole reason I wanted to start developing on Google App Engine was because I wanted to start building a repository of code samples, How-To's, documentation, projects, blog posts, all that stuff. Something akin to Confluence. Google already did it for me.

Google just recently launched Google Sites, which basically becomes a content management system for whatever you like. It's exactly what I needed - and I'm planning on moving my docs, code snippets and projects over soon.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Wow... Actual Support! They Know We Exist!

Wanted to buy an album I had just discovered... but didn't want to haul myself to the neighborhood Best Buy. So I wanted to see if the band had an online purchase method. They didn't... but they sold through Amazon. I knew Amazon sold DRM-less MP3's, so I decided to check it out. For whole album downloads you are required to use their lil' download app, so imagine my aghast expression when I saw:

Sweet. Works only on 32-bit Linux (can work on 64 but has problems with library dependencies), but otherwise purchasing was swell. No issues.

Thanks Amazon for realizing Linux users buy music, too!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008


A while back I received this e-mail, completely out of the blue:
Wise men say, you only have to resign yourself to what you cannot improve

I'm not sure why I got the e-mail. Or who sent it. No real idea. Could well be spam. But it kinda stuck with me for some odd reason.

I've been working the 80 hour weeks lately, as promised. That means that I've had to give up working on my open-source projects. I feel real pangs of guilt when people ask for bugfixes or when the next release will come out... especially when users as kind as tomasio even volunteer their own time for icon assets. But I've cut sleep down to a few wee hours and just have nothin' left.

I'm hoping I can get everything going at work, get things on a stable foundation, then give myself free time once again. At least, that's the lie I tell myself.