June 2001

June 27, 2001

Up To Here

I’m sick of coming across sites that don’t support Internet Explorer 5 for Mac. So I’ve decided to start complaining:

Greetings. I visited your web site today and to my dismay found that it was inaccessible with Internet Explorer 5 for Macintosh. Please know that Internet Explorer 5 for Macintosh is the browser of choice for a wide array of Mac users, many of whom will not switch to another browser simply to accommodate the shortcomings of a handful of “incompatible” web sites. Excluding these loyal Mac users who choose to surf with the best Mac browser on the market hurts business via traffic, word-of-mouth, and in the end, profit. Please let me know when you’ve chosen to support web standards to the point of supporting Internet Explorer 5 for Macintosh. Until then, please refrain from sending me any messages. Thank you.

And I encourage you to do likewise. At any site which doesn’t support your browser. Especially if that site is iWalt.com (which currently supports IE 5 Mac and Netscape 6 best, most browsers well, and Netscape 4 and OmniWeb hardly at all.)

June 27, 2001

Gone Straight

I keep forgetting to mention that iWalt.com is a completely legit enterprise now. I’ve finally done what Michael Corleone failed to do his whole life. In your face Godfather! Seriously though, everything at iWalt.com is done with purchased software these days. Of course, down the road, if you happen to notice any video projects or interactive animations, you might have to chalk that up to a learning experience on my part and not anything which really necessitates actually buying the software. Mac OS X, BBEdit, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat are a good start but I guess we’re not all the way there yet. “Just when I thought that I was out, they pull me back in.”

June 25, 2001

Retrospective

Like I say, I went to the fair this weekend. Parked for free, bought a hat for hiking, ate a BBQed turkey leg (like heaven they taste), road a ride I never thought I’d try, saw some impressive-looking flowers. All-in-all a good day. Earlier on Saturday though Tabitha and I went walking/hiking up through Rose Canyon, eventually finding ourselves crawling/walking through a four foot high space under one of the interchange ramps between the 805 and the 52. It was, to say the least, quite cool. To me. This morning I spent a while learning how to fix my VCR which stopped doing much of anything about 6 months ago. Including ejecting the tape inside it or staying on for more than a few seconds. Now I have the tape (undamaged) and the thing stays on. No more tapes though. At least I can use it as a TV tuner. And that was my weekend. Oh, I made cookies for my genius girlfriend who’s going to completely dominate and destroy the GRE test she’s taking in a few months! =-)

June 23, 2001

Fair Day

I’m going to the fair today! Whoo-hoo!

June 14, 2001

Bleeding Edge

John Weir (the man behind the International Herald Tribune web site) does some really amazing DOM, PHP, etc. tricks on his personal site. Thanks to this other great personal site for other slick links and inspiration.

June 8, 2001

Pixar IV

The trailer for Pixar’s fourth opus was released today. Whoo-hoo!

June 4, 2001

Flashy

This is such a nice Flash site, I’m very impressed.

June 4, 2001

@home

I’m a big fan of SETI@home although I haven’t been racking up many work units recently. Now there’s a new such project underway in the vein of something I’ve talked with Tabitha and Bryce about a couple times, protein folding. Folding@home (despite its horrible name) sounds like a really cool project that I encourage everyone with extra processor cycles to check out.

Also, the new season of Sex and the City and HBO’s new show, Six Feet Under are fabulous.

June 3, 2001

Rent

Happiness is sleeping in and waking up to a freshly vacuumed carpet. Sort of takes the sting out of having your appartment complex upping the rent on your Plan D appartment.

June 2, 2001

Spring Cleaning

Tabitha and I went hiking this morning. Saw Shrek again last night. Spent most of today reorganizing and cleaning my room which has been slipping into messy oblivion. Unfortunately, NASA’s new space shuttle prototype slipped into messy oblivion as well.

June 1, 2001

Roberto

It occurred to me that my good friend Rob really deserves some iWalt.com props for getting himself hooked up with Blogger. Weblogs are all the rage these days yet more people make faces at the idea of putting your journal on the internet than embrace the idea as one of the most positive communal uses of the web ever devised. So kudos to Rob and to the rest of you, go check out Blogger’s Blogspot.

June 1, 2001

It’s June?

Happy June everyone. Tabitha and I have a couple of movies on the table this evening. Moulin Rouge if we can wade through the opening day crowds to see it. Otherwise, Shrek. Which is rapidly approaching the level of “favorite movie of the year.” Well the spring at least.

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