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Tuesday, July 20, 1999

Wow! A lot’s happened lately. First off, Be, Inc. (makers of that BeOS thing I keep takling about) has gone public. It started at $6 per share and closed up 34%. I’m getting shares as soon as my check goes through DLJdirect, which should be tomorrow. The good folks at iD released Quake II for BeOS, which is a good thing. It’s a free download, but all they […]

Saturday, July 17, 1999

Goofed off today, pretty much. Only real thing to report is that MST3K: The Movie is very good (not surprisingly). I love how they MISTed their own credits. Anyway, we’ve got some relatives coming in for the next few days, so I probably won’t be updating that often.

Friday, July 16, 1999

I exercised and did weights last night, and worked on a few bugs in Accountability. I was hoping to get selected items working, but I’m having trouble. We’ll see. I bought three DVD’s tonight after an evening looking around the stores in the area: Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie, The Secret of NIMH (considered Don Bluth’s best film), and Spartacus. I watched the former tonight, and boy I have to admit it was very good. Wish […]

Thursday, July 15, 1999

Here we go…here’s Wolverine in the new X-Men film:

Wednesday, July 14, 1999

Yesterday’s update didn’t update;’s servers have been up and down lately. Their telnet server, in particular. I keep complaining, and it keeps coming down (hmmmm…maybe e-mails to automatically reboot the telnet server!). You’re gonna love this: the UN has “recommended” that governments start taxing e-mail. The equivalent of one cent per hundred e-mails, basically. My thoughts? It would discourage spammers, but that’s about […]

Tuesday, July 13, 1999

Well, I got a horrible night’s sleep last night, and the night before too, so I’m not exactly running on all eight cylinders today. Forgive any slips of the fingers. I started fiddling with BeOS R4.5’s demo of Moho, a 2D animation application that exports to standard movie formats. Myself and a friend have been coming up with an idea for a humorous short piece I can animate and have fun with. I’ve […]

Monday, July 12, 1999

Ran across some very cool Palm stuff today: the Bumper, a $40 protective, water-resistant carrying case for your Palm (so you can take it with you jogging, biking, hiking; whatever), and smallTalk, a piece of software that’s intended for travellers who need complex translations quickly. It handles several languages, and looks extremely useful. Unfortunately, it costs $80. Ouch.

Sunday, July 11, 1999

Actually, I’m writing this ast 12:36 a.m. July 12th. Well, close enough. Insomnia has struck (the entire family, actually — everbody’s up). I finally got my hands on Disney’s The Black Cauldron the other day — the last copy that Costco had. The Black Cauldron is a little-known Disney film that draws from a series of fantasy novels by Lloyd Alexander, and are highly recommended (particularly for the younger lot). […]

Friday, July 9, 1999

Accountability is coming on strong. Basic checking account functionality is there (adding a check, adding a deposit, having the total balance out properly), and before I came in to work this morning I got a window to auto-save its position between opening and closing the window. And you can restore it to defaults simply by deleting the file. I’m very pleased. All that’s left is to display money properly (as it is it just […]

Thursday, July 8, 1999

Boy, I almost typed “1998” in that datestamp above. Frightening. I got some TV in last night, between compilations of Accountability (my BeOS financial app). I finally caught an episode of Crusade, which was basically a below-par episode for an established series, but pretty good for their first season. It definitely has more of a swashbuckling, Star Trek: The Original Series feel than Babylon 5, which is undoubtedly refreshing. Some good […]

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