Dear God — Idiocracy was hilarious. It’s not a great movie, to be sure, but it’s a brilliant movie. It lags at times, and the narration is a crutch, but it’s the first movie in a long time that has been so ambitious in creating a world and actually making it believable. (Well, not believable, but you know what I mean.) It’s probably not playing near you, but if it is, please go see it — if only to send the message that no studio executive gets to fuck with Mike Judge.
I’m on my way to the Bay Area for a week. Shoot me a line if you’ll be nearby and would like to chill.
After Monday’s keynote confirmed that there would be no iPhone in the near future, I walked into a nearby CompUSA and walked out with an unlocked Nokia 6682. I’d been waiting for an N80, but at this point it’s only slightly more feasible than that Star Trek communicator‐thingie. Tonight I finally figured out the proper settings to use it as a GPRS/EDGE modem for my MacBook Pro. 200kbps downstream! Somebody pinch me!
var keyword or assign functions to variables. (Even though I’ll probably never start a major project in PHP ever again, I enjoy using the language — it was my first real programming language, and without it I probably wouldn’t be doing what I do today.)
I’m in Tel Aviv for work and won’t return to the U.S. until July 7. It’s my first time in Israel. I got in early this evening — around 5pm Tel Aviv time, or 9am Austin time — and spent a little time walking around and catching dinner before jet lag finally dragged me into bed. Expect this tumblelog to adopt a temporarily Hebraic tinge.
I love the WebKit nightlies, but every so often my plugins stop working entirely (Flash, Quicktime, etc.), forcing me to trash my prefs file and relaunch. A minor hassle, yes, but I’m tired of setting my tabbed‐browsing preferences for the eleventh time. Shiira is, in many respects, fantastic, but I can’t seem to find an add‐on that’ll do find‐as‐you‐type. This is a deal‐breaker. Why does the OS X browser landscape have to be so frustrating?
The recent stream of political items may or may not be coincidental; I honestly can’t tell. But if you’re as tired of hearing about Diebold as I am, please consider a one‐time or monthly donation to the Open Voting Consortium. I can think of no better example of a system that would necessitate community‐owned software.
Would anyone be interested in starting a movement to change the standard American telephone greeting from “Hello?” to “The NSA can go fuck itself. Hello?”