May 29, 2003

@#%&*#!

I like trees. I like rain. I like sandy beaches.

Happy place....happy place....happy place....

Posted by pinkerton at 7:31 PM

May 21, 2003

Yeah, ok, but....

I'm basically in agreement of jinglepants' blog summary of The Matrix after talking with friends. In hindsight, I can see it. What I don't understand is why I had such a hard time getting it the first time. Did they go out of their way to make it like multi-variable calculus, or was it just terrible screen writing?

Posted by pinkerton at 11:41 PM

May 18, 2003

Maybe I just need to see it twelve more times...

My synopsis of The Matrix Reloaded: Huh?

Posted by pinkerton at 7:32 PM

May 14, 2003

0..6

For those running Camino off the trunk, i finally fixed the issue where history folders were numbers 0..6 instead of Today/Yesterday/etc. We were missing a properties file whose inclusion got dropped when we moved off the branch.

Sorry, history still sucks donkey. That'll take much more work.

Posted by pinkerton at 9:56 PM

Double-take

THX-certified Monster Cables seem like an oxymoron to me.

Posted by pinkerton at 7:52 PM

May 13, 2003

Camino update

Tonight I finally got a chance to finish and land a feature I've been working on for a while: a blocked popup indicator, a la Firebird. When you click the indicator, you're presented with a popdown menu allowing you to unblock the hosts from which popups were just blocked (there could be more than one).

It's not much, but I hope it'll help make managing the popup whitelist a little easier.

Posted by pinkerton at 11:51 PM

May 12, 2003

OMG

I thought last week's Six Feet Under was a quadruple-OMG episode. This one puts it to shame, but next week looks even better.

Posted by pinkerton at 9:28 PM

May 4, 2003

Kentucky Dont-be

I am so pissed off at NBC I could scream loud enough for them to hear me in New York. Their "HD" coverage of the Kentucky Derby was probably the worst of any sporting event I've ever seen. The pre-race show (which I made the mistake of watching) was in an out of HD every 3 minutes. Probably only 20% of the shots were in HD, the rest a really really bad upconvert or just plain SD 4x3. The shots they did have of the grounds, althrough few and far between, looked gorgeous.

As the horses were paraded out and saddled up, the shots in HD became fewer and fewer. I had really wanted to see them led into the starting gate in HD, but that wasn't to be. That's ok, I told myself and my gf who was eagerly awaiting the most exciting two minutes in sports, they'll get their act together for the race. Then the race started, and in DC, it wasn't in HD. It appears that neither WRC nor WBAL had HD switched on in any capacity from about 5:30 through the end of the show. From what I read in other cities, the actual race in HD was pathetic with several of the cameras just being upconverts.

This is what NBC considers excellent coverage? This is what they're proud of? Given all the f-ing Visa and Buick commercials (don't get me started on that), you'd think they'd have more than enough $$$ to get more than two HD cameras shipped out to Churchill Downs. Guess not.

As for the WRC-4 engineers who never turned the HD feed back on, they should be sacked straight away. Take away their mint julips and make them do their jobs.

Posted by pinkerton at 7:43 PM

May 2, 2003

On weather and butterflies in China....

Odd, I caught Keiko doing this a few nights ago, now I really wonder...

Posted by pinkerton at 2:04 PM