June 30, 2007

Drool

Yes, I'm still drooling over the iPhone. I'd have one now if I (we?) didn't have to switch carriers. God it's tempting. I spent most of Friday (ok, maybe just an hour) watching all the videos. I'm such a fanboi. I also downloaded the owner's manual.

RealWorldLasVegas is dull. Very, very dull. Actually, so is Pirate Master. Maybe I'm just not paying attention and spending too much time dripping over the iPhone (someone get a mop!). Gotta catch up on Big Love, perhaps I'll do that tonight.

Posted by pinkerton at 7:04 PM

June 28, 2007

Pimpin mah homies

LH just posted a podcast with Desmond and his work on Camino in last year's Summer of Code. Check it out, it's awesome!

Posted by pinkerton at 10:32 AM

June 27, 2007

Kids these days...

I guess the engagement ring of the new century is an iPhone with a family plan LOL. Forget 1 or 2 carat, is it a 4Gb or an 8Gb?!

Joana, will you switch to Cingular with me? We don't even need to go to Vegas!

I was a bit aggravated at first with the Sopranos finale. Yes, I finally watched it, my hotel in SF didn't have HBO for god's sake. Let me repeat that for those that didn't get it the first time. My upscale hotel, in SF, in 2007 did not have fucking HBO. The $49/night Motel 6 has HBO! Maybe I'll stay there next year? Anyhooo, I realized that it really was the only way they could end the show. The viewer was left with a glimpse into Tony's daily life. Even just having dinner with his family, we were checking every face, scrutinizing every movement, looking for a gun in every pocket. Just a normal day for a mob king. Maybe there will be a movie, who cares. Any other ending would have been cliche and "I told you so". The series was successful because it broke all the norms, the ending was the same way.

At least Big Love has started again, but I'm a few episodes behind (remember that no HBO thing?). I'll catch up, fear not. I also missed a few Pirate Masters because my TiVo thought it was more important to record Motorweek. Arrrrrr, a cutlass through yer starboard hard drive should cure ya! Don't be makin' the same mistake again!

Posted by pinkerton at 11:34 AM

June 18, 2007

Live at the Fillmore

Two things of note for my first week in California. One more week to go.

The first being my very first concert at the Fillmore in SF. Wow, talk about awesome. There is so much history there, including a huge Who poster in the main lobby and another one behind the upstairs bar (from the night Keith Moon passed out on-stage and was replaced mid-show by an audience member). I was as giddy as a school girl, even more so than normal. The venue itself is really small, much smaller than I ever would have expected from seeing concerts recorded there. Maybe there was more upstairs seating in the 60s/70s, but the floor really is tiny.

I saw The Fratellis, who I quite enjoyed. They were featured in an iTunes TV ad, so you've for sure heard them even if you don't place the name. They played for about an hour or so and were really good. I was surprised. I was also surprised by the number of 13-year-old girls there, with chaperoning parents standing at the sides. We were in the fifth row of teenagers on the floor, probably the oldest people by 20 years for the first 10 rows. I've never felt so awkward holding a beer. I also discovered that The Fratellis had an impromptu visit from Pete Townshend during SXSW, playing The Seeker on stage with them. Um, wow!

The other thing of note was the Camino Convergence at MoFo this weekend. Two full days of slides, discussion, and happenings. We did things like create a mission statement for the project, talk about 1.6 and 2.0 features (with an eye on realistic goals for shipping sooner rather than later), and talked about some of the changes we'll have to make moving forward with the new Ff tree changes. I think I talked for about 10 hours spread over two days. I guess I did have enough slides ;) A good time was had by all. Notes from the two-day event should be up on our wiki, but I couldn't find them. Thanks to MoCo for providing space and covering lunch both days. It was great to meet most of the key contributors face-to-face. I hope we can do this again next year!!!

Posted by pinkerton at 7:49 PM

June 5, 2007

Camino 1.5 Released

We just pushed Camino 1.5 (see http://www.caminobrowser.org/). This version, as I've blogged before, is a major update to 1.0 with a slew of new features. Enjoy!

Posted by pinkerton at 9:57 AM

June 2, 2007

Etc

The plan is to release Camino 1.5 on Tuesday.

Tractor Supply Co sells pet supplies. Who knew?

I fixed my outside faucet today, aceytlene torch not required. Go me!

Commercials played during NASCAR races are scary. Very scary. Maybe I just don't get middle America. Another reason to be scared, two words: Suzy Kolber. 'Nuff said.

It needs to rain. Last night's thunderstorm just whet my appetite for more. Why does mother nature tease me so?

Posted by pinkerton at 4:11 PM