May 30, 2004
May 28, 2004
May 27, 2004
"Saturn and Hyundai ranked higher than
Honda for vehicles priced below $23,000."
Check out the rest of the report.
Prediction: Devices of this size and capability are going to make a big impact to geekhead and businesspeople alike. Why buy a Palm or PocketPC device which has a watered-down operating system when you can bring the full Windows OS with you? Go on vacation, go to the coffee shop, whatever. Other device makers are also going in this direction as I mentioned on May 25. What could make this prediction fail? If the makes themselves price these things too high. Ideally they should be in the $500-1000 range, but I predict they'll be higher. Most people won't buy in at that point.
At any rate, this is good news for those of us who like our data to go.
May 26, 2004
So, meanwhile, the [virtual] world waits and waits for the elusive invitation, or the day when the doors open and it's a real party.
May 25, 2004
I want one of these devices; sadly I just know they'll cost at least $1000 and probably more. Sony is preparing to announce one and it's going to go for $2700. Yikes.
Now, however, I read this post that another guy was in the same situation as me, with a dormant Blogger account that he started using, and he actually got the gmail invitation. Right away.
Seething. Anger. Bah.
May 24, 2004
May 23, 2004
May 21, 2004
So, then, the question: why a buyout now? And can PalmOne effectively hold the dealmakers at the door and say "No thanks"?
May 20, 2004
I'm still looking around for a new email service. I may actually have to wait until Google's Gmail is released to the public. After everything I've read, I think that's the service I want to use. I at least want to give it a try. After all, they're giving their users a full terabyte of space now (up from the staggering 1GB which they started out with)but it's still debatable whether that limit will stay. 1GB is more than enough anyway.
I was hoping that since I'm using blogger now, google would offer me the chance to sign up for Gmail. That's what was reported by many blogger users, but so far no window has popped up which offers this. Maybe it will happen later, or maybe I'll just sign up when the floodgates open.
May 19, 2004
Well, here's the story. I'm experimenting with a new format and new content delivering system for the revision bar. Currently, and historically, I have hand-coded the files (which I love, by the way) and manually FTP-ed the files over to the server. However, with the hand coding and manual manipulation of the server came certain restrictions. For instance, I would like to implement a "talkback" system where users, that is--ANY user, with or without permission, could send comments about something I've written and have it posted to the site. That proved harder than I thought, and so I started looking around. Blogger provides that functionality and much more. Check it out:
- The ability to post from any PC via a web browser. No files need to be on the PC your'e sitting at because they're all on the blogger server
- The ability to post from a handheld device (Palm, PocketPC, etc)
- The ability to send an email, with an included blog entry, directly to your site and have it posted.
- The ability to post from a cellular phone. The entries get saved as .MP3 files and your site visitors can listen to your audio posts. There's one on this site right now.
- Automatic archiving of content. After a month, all the content goes from the front page to an archive section to make room for the newer stuff. Automatically. Very cool.
So, the bottom line is I'm trying this format out, and I encourage you to also. If it all works out well, I may switch to using this and have the full Revision Bar run this way instead of just a subset as it is now. For now though, I encourage you to browse the page, check out some of the links, and definitely try the Comments section. It's the one feature I'm the most pumped about, because it could give me good feedback about who's reading this site. If people comment, I can begin to get a feel for who my readers are and what they'd like to see. We can also get that whole community thing going, which I think is essential to a good site.
Enjoy it, and let me know what you think.
The term "revision bar" comes from the publishing world where a horizontal bar ( | ) is put in the left hand margin of a printed page to indicate where revisions, or new information, have been added. With that same philosophy in mind, The Revision Bar points out the new and unique on the web, and sometimes my own point of view and ramblings.
If you want to learn more about me, check out my Blogger Profile. To learn more about this site, simply peruse the archives. While material from 1999-2000 was (sadly) not safeguarded properly, everything from 2001 - present is fully accounted for. Enjoy.
to be able to update my blog remotely?
By the way, here is a post to a cool site: