24 February 2006

Holy Crap, Batman!

Someone in a position of power not only figured out that consumers don't particularly like DRM, but actually had the balls to publically declare the negative effects of DRM at a conference. Odds of it having a positive effect for consumers? Probably nill, but at least it's a good start.

14 February 2006

A box!

As most of you know, I don't like chocolate. Therefore, it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that I've never gotten a box of candy for any occassion. As far as I can tell, they all have some sort of chocolate in most of the pieces, if not all. When Matt gave me a small box for Valentine's Day, I was quite confused when I discovered a box of See's Candy underneath the wrapping paper. However, upon opening the box, I discovered about 20 pieces of candy, none of which contain chocolate. Matt had put together a custom box of candy with every kind (all 6) of candy without chocolate. So far I've discovered key lime pie and crunchy nut things covered in yogurt. I am immensely pleased, even though Matt wouldn't let me eat the candy for breakfast. Definitely the best Valentine's Day gift I've ever gotten.

01 February 2006

pipe fork exec repeat

Those who have been paying attention probably have noticed that my life has been temporarily consumed by OS. Luckily, this is by no means a permanent state of affairs, just a very annoying temporary one. Future labs will involve a partner, and theoretically, less work. As for this one, it is almost done. The lab involves writing a linux shell, which almost works well. In other words, pretty much the only thing that it does not do is change directories, but I intend to fix that within the next few hours.

Now I just need that damn pixel to stop distracting me.