A Third Place

A Third Place The social scientist Ray Oldenburg talks about how humans need a third place, besides work and home, to meet with friends, have a beer, discuss the events of the day, and enjoy some human interaction. Coffee shops, bars, hair salons, beer gardens, pool halls, clubs, and other hangouts are as vital as… Continue reading A Third Place

Old Friend, New War

Old Friend, New War.  Brady Kiesling, a career US diplomat and an old college friend, just resigned from the US Foreign Service.  (Google News) Brady's letter of resignation to Colin Powell said that “Our fervent pursuit of war with Iraq is driving us to squander the international legitimacy that has been America's most potent weapon… Continue reading Old Friend, New War

T-Mobile offers $30 yearly commitment, $40 month-to-month

T-Mobile offers $30 yearly commitment, $40 month-to-month: T-Mobile has posted its new pricing plan and it's not exactly as reported. Gone is the $30 per month yearly commitment regional plan and the $50 per month unlimited national plan. In its place are two national plans, both unlimited: $30 per month for a yearly commitment, $40… Continue reading T-Mobile offers $30 yearly commitment, $40 month-to-month

Running Windows Server 2003

OK, I’ve joined the modern world. I’ve been running Windows Server 2003 here for more than a week. You know, I’m impressed. This is the first time I’ve seen Microsoft not add UI googaw and not force crap on me. In fact, the OS came with IIS turned off. All non-essential services turned off. No… Continue reading Running Windows Server 2003

details are starting to spill out about the chip

I see details are starting to spill out about the chip that'll power Apple's next desktop machines. Hint: it ain't no Motorola.  (the IBM PowerPC 970) And you guys thought I was fooling when I said Apple has some speedy new machines coming. Heh.  [The Scobleizer Weblog]