June 8th, 2001



Was just reading.

The mozilla team has squashed over 1600 bugs in the past 30 days. And the next release (0.9.2) is all about fixing bugs and increasing reliability. I can't wait for 0.9.2. Yowza. :)

Hot damn, I think we've got a viable product on our hands here. ;)

Geek photos

With no warning (literally) they just took "team photos" of the tech crew. I think I have a permanent brown spot burned into my vision by the flash now. I think it was a Nikon Coolpix 950 or maybe the 990. I think it was the 950*.

Heh, sort of amusing. Apparently we're not good at the whole concept of group photos. At first, it was almost a case of tallest to shortest, with the tallest people all on the right and the shortest all on the left. We also had trouble with the concept of taller people behind shorter people. After a while it was finally straightened out so we were in some semblance of order (telling us to turn to the side so we could get closer together turned out to be a mistake, as a few of us ignored it and the rest all turned 90% to the left, heads and all. A cry of "We're engineers, we do exactly what we're told!" was heard.).

Hey, what can I say? We don't do the whole "photo" thing. Not well, anyways. ;)

* - Does this matter? No. But I was curious.



Ritek, the Taiwanese manufacturer of optical media, has announced that they are to take on the might of IBM. They have today announced the MicroStor, a 1GB hard disk in a Type II CompactFlash form. It will retail for $200-250, which is approximately half the price of the IBM Microdrive.

I am suffering from severe technolust. I want a Nikon 995 and a 1G MicroStor!!! NOW!

Feel the burn...

...I guess I am related to my brother after all. I'm getting a rather psychotic glee at od'ing on the wasabi and having to clench my teeth and squint my eyes for a minute.

A mild psychotic glee, though. Mostly pain. But it's sort of fun almost.

Ah, wasabi.

I should write some wasabi poetry sometime. It deserves it.

OH man...

More technolust... I want the new Sony DSC S85 camera. It sounds even better than the Nikon Coolpix 995, although it only takes Sony's stupid memory sticks and the Coolpix looks way cooler. The Sony has better image quality, though, which is compelling, and longer battery life, which is nice. Oh, and the Coolpix pivots, which is awesome. But the Sony has a better LCD screen. And the Coolpix has more options, but the Sony has better image quality. (I know, I listed that already, but image quality is key, right? Right.)

Sigh. I wish I was rich so I could just get one of those professional digital cameras and not have to worry about any of that. ;)

Update: They're both so new they're impossible to actually buy or do any real pricing on. But to get a S75 costs ~$750 whereas a Nikon 990 costs ~$850 so I bet the S85 will be cheaper than the CP995. And either way, including memory, batteries, etc. you're talking over $1000 US. Ok, so much for that idea. ;)