I sent Caitlin this article and she said:
“Microsoft and Verizon—I sense evil…No more toys for you I guess.”
Hehe, she’s right.
The big new thing (from my perspective) is that this is the first version of AIM in which Plaxo powers the address book. For those who don’t know, Plaxo, the company I work for, is a contact synchronization network that allows you to synchronize your contacts between your computers, between your programs (in this case AIM and Outlook/Outlook Express), between people (so that I can update my information on other people’s address book). Did I mention that all this is free?
Last week, Bill, our resident Canon guy, mentioned that Tim Burton was working on a new stop-motion animated movie called Corpse Bride using Canon digital still cameras. The attention to detail and imagination in motion animation never ceases to amaze us.
Okay because Apple upped my iDisk quotas, I’m putting up my OSCON talk there temporarily. Caitlin finished producing this talk last month, but I haven’t seen it because I can’t stand the sound of my own voice.
You should: Right click-download this link or click on the image below.
Canon has an EF-S lens series, which is roughly like Nikon’s DX lenses except they won’t mount on their full-frame or film cameras.1
For comparison, here is Nikon’s DX line:
The AIM Beta a.k.a. “Triton” has been out for a while and one thing I’ve noticed that bugs me is that the default AIM message is unreadable in iChat.
When working with highly dynamic websites, one problem is the view-source doesn’t show the dynamic content that was generated. What you want is a snapshot of the DOM at the time.
I decided to whip one up into my AJAX debugging framework after which Joseph suggested that it be a bookmarklet instead.
Joseph mentioned that Dick Hardt has posted his excellent Identity 2.0 presentation he gave as OSCON.
It is very easy to get the repetition/refrain that Dick uses for effect using Keynote. You simply put all the slides in an outline under the first slide of the string. Then option-drag the slide to the points in the talk you need it.
If he had more time, he could have used to new auto-build feature of Keynote to transition the slides automatically. But then again, it was somewhat amusing to see him tap away.
Lots of great ideas worthy of theft.
I promise to post my talk soon. I need bandwidth. I’m not rich like Dick.
Dru pointed me to an excellent Jon Stewart presentation of an award at the Emmy’s.
It’s quintessential Daily Show. He definitely wouldn’t have gotten away with this on CBS two years ago.
Another interesting thing is to see that the liberal blog linked got the video from a right-wing blog. It’s amusing to note that the amount of peer pressue that accompanies the vitriol in these right wing blogs—Ad hominems have more weight than logic, and if you aren’t a hard to the right you are barraged with threats of excommunication.
I wonder what will happen now that it is no longer “in” to be an idiotic right winger? Looks like we’re getting as fed up with this as we were with Political Correctness.
(The quality of the video sucks shit because it is transcoded from Windows Media. Some people have no pride in their piracy.)