January 21, 2007

Wahooo!

I'm not a huge Colts fan, but I Amo and I are big Peyton fans, and we were riveted to the TV for the last three hours. I was ready to change the channel. She prevailed, and through all the glares when I'd express discouraging thoughts, the Colts pulled it out and won in a big way. He sure stepped up, way to go!!!!

Posted by pinkerton at 10:27 PM

January 19, 2007

Keynote Campout...

We finally posted our keynote campout experience to the Google Mac blog. Better late than never, I guess...

Posted by pinkerton at 3:59 PM

January 18, 2007

And....

Best quote heard on ABC tonight...

"He weighed as much as nine people....and a pony!".

Really? A pony? They couldn't find two more people, they had throw in a pony just to make the guy feel even worse?

Posted by pinkerton at 1:23 AM

January 9, 2007

iConcrete

This year I did something different: I camped out for the Macworld keynote with a few members of my team and the PM group from Google. We were (collectively) 3rd in line behind a few guys from Arizona who beat us by about 30 minutes or so. We got in line around 10ish last night as a group of about 20 Googlers. A good time was had by all (thankfully we had some tents cuz it got cold) and I wouldn't recommend sleeping on concrete for a living, but for one night it seemed a right of passage.

So we were 3rd in line and after waiting all night long, then waiting a few more hours inside, we got our chance to enter the room...but behind the VIP ticket holders, of which there were about 5-600. So we waited for 12 hours to be, well, 600th in line. We barely got a seat halfway back in the hall. After salivating all night about 10th row, it was a serious disappointment. I'm not sure i'd do it again, there's simply no benefit besides having done it. Thankfully, I guess, we weren't first in line, for it we had, we'd have been deluged with press, gawkers, and bloggers asking us why we were first in line, wanting to take our pictures, and ask us silly Mac fanboi questions for the evening news. Maybe if I was in college I'd be disappointed, but not any more.

I was a bit disappointed by some of the news, despite the overall awesomeness of the keynote. The AppleTV, according to Steve, only does 720p, but the website says it does 1080i. Odd. Even still, it doesn't work *at all* with 4x3 tvs, you must have a 16x9 set, so that means it's right out for my living room where I spend most of my time. I was also disappointed by the iPhone only being on Cingular. After listening to the CEO read what I can only describe as an obituary (it was long, boring, and I wanted to die), I'm not sure if i *want* to give Cingular any money. Also, only 8GB for $600, with a 2year commitment? And it's not upgradable. That hurts. Then add that there was no software announcements and thus nothing to buy. Nothing cool to take home. Nothing to feed my need for creeping consumerism. Oh well, I guess the Summer will be hot hot hot.

I'll hopefully be blogging about my time spent in line officially on our Google Mac blog in the near future. I'll link there if I get enough written that isn't blacked out or censored altogether.

I miss Round Table Pizza on the east coast. It's almost worth sleeping on concrete.

Posted by pinkerton at 9:57 PM

January 6, 2007

Talking Head

For those in the bay area next week, I wanted to point out my talk as part of the Open Source Developers @ Google Speaker Series on Wednesday.

I should have something witty and self-deprecating to say about this, but I don't.

Posted by pinkerton at 4:05 PM

Daddy's Little Helper

Advil does seem to help whatever has afflicted my hands when I try to play guitar. I'll have to remember that. This message has been brought to you by the pharmaceutical relations board of america.

I'll be in cali the next two weeks, once again mostly useless to Camino. This is just a bad time for me and I feel terrible about it, but next week at least I'll be giving a talk at Google about Camino, hopefully doing my part to raise visibility for the project.

I've notice the frequency in which the word "lil'" is used (with the apostrophe at the end). Doesn't an apostrophe denote omitted letters? If so, what letters are omitted at the end? The ones that demonstrate the ability to spell? Oddly, it seems to be acceptable usage (well, by people for which I have no respect), and I have no idea why.

I hope everyone is planning on watching "Armed And Famous" next week. Erik Estrada as a real cop!? How can you *not* watch?!

Posted by pinkerton at 12:19 AM

January 1, 2007

Bits And Pieces

Spent the weekend at my mother's in Panama City, FL, or as most refer to it, Lower Alabama. Where else can you find pink flamingos and locals on the corner preaching that children that read Harry Potter are going to hell? I wish I was kidding.

On the way, Delta lost our luggage. Both pieces. And by "lost" I don't mean "they delivered it to us later" I mean they lost it. They had no idea where it was. Thankfully, we found it one day later behind their ticket counter. They didn't seem to care that it was there. Gee, thanks?

I seem to have discovered bourbon as my new drink of choice, and not the cheap stuff. I'm not talking SoCo or Jack (which technically isn't bourbon, btw). Thankfully Maker's Mark is quite good and not too expensive, or I might have to start selling off my worldly possessions.

Hopefully we should have Camino 1.1a2 out this week. We (myself most importantly) need to do a better job of making sure we do more public releases in addition to the nightly builds. We go far too long between public releases and we lose out on a lot of the feedback from the larger community. I also want to take a second to profusely thank the people who have stepped up and assumed the daily duties of running the project while I've been swamped with work. Without your devotion, we'd be sunk.

Mmmmm football. More football. And then more football.

I played Guitar Hero on the PS/2 with my stepsister and her boyfriend on xmas day and lordy did it mess up my hands. I could barely play guitar for more than 20 minutes at a time, even days afterward. Beware ye fellow old fogies with arthritic hands. It will mess you up somethin' fierce. Too bad it's really fun.

Posted by pinkerton at 8:43 PM