Technology Weblogging

Take your hands off the keyboard…

After working with Radio 8.0, Blogger Pro, Graymatter, and Moveable Type this weekend (for writing assignments and for my own weblog use), I have reached a saturation point. Right at this moment, I can’t stand any of them — equally. Even taking a break and doing some work on one of the books and a little Perl scripting on the side and a couple of nice beach walks didn’t help. Too many blogging tools. Too much blogging. Too much computer. Deadlines will just have to slide.

What you see before you is the remnant of a woman who is drowned by a flood of blogging tools. And I’m tall — it would take a lot to drown me.

I don’t know how Garth can tweak and tweak and tweak and tweak with Radio. Man must have nerves of steel.

They all work, can do nifty things, and are really impressive pieces of software — but they all have something that goes haywire. Inconsistently haywire. Is it my machine? The tools? Me? Combination of the above?

Right now, my eyes (normally green) are a scary looking red color from too much time at the machine.

Take your hands off the keyboard, and back away slowly


You know something? Notepad never breaks. Think about it — have you ever crashed Notepad. I dare anyone to say that they’ve crashed Notepad.


The Human Element

New calmer, soothing, more professional colors at the BB Tech Log. If your eyes burn out here, take a refreshing dip there. No, Jonathon — not the aqua I owe you from the bet. I’m saving that for a fun little tech treat that I’m trying to build in all my copious spare time.

I’ve had a very long day working on some pretty esoteric technologies. And it shows in my last posting for the day at BB Tech. It keeps running through my mind, more and more: the key to it all is the human element. We keep forgetting the human element in our web equations.

This is one of those times when communicating through the web and the internet doesn’t hack it. I want to get a group of interested people together in one room and hash it out. Sitting around a table drinking coffee and coke or a beer or whatever, pounding on the table, laughing at a reference, getting into a heated discussion. Work the thing through, together.

I think its time I stopped working at home and went out and got a job. Somewhere with people who like technology as much as I do. Is there any companies like that still left? Qualification to this one — in San Francisco?

Too bad all my favorite weblogging people are scattered to the winds of the world — I’d like to work with you. Most interesting group of people I’ve “met” in a long time.


Feb 4, 2002

Recovered from the Wayback Machine

Allan found a great Valentine game — for the romantic among us, of course.

I am NOT telling the scores I got. No siree. I quickly found that Orange sucks big time at this type of game.

Personally, I think the people on the high scoring list either cheat or are under 12.


Visting my Plutonian friends today I found some terrific gems I wanted to share:

For instance, if you think I can rage, you need to visit Sharon today. She burns with a wonderfully cold fire. Give him hell, Sharon!

I noticed that Chris otherwise known as Stavros has re-designed his site. I like it! And he’s thinking about going Orange. I want you all to go visit Chris and drop him a comment — tell him to give in to the Orange.

I cracked up with NJ Meryl’s story about her cat. The great thing about having a cat is they teach you how to have fun, every day.

Let’s hear it for the Cat people in the audience! Yeah!!!!

Back to my weblog visiting.