Friday, January 31, 2003
Microsoft's Passport is a good idea--in theory anyway. It would be fantastic to not have to enter your user information, credit card numbers, etc. everywhere you go every time. But the privacy issues are extremely daunting, as the EU is reminding Microsoft.
Monday, January 27, 2003
Alias: Jumping the Shark?
Still pondering last night's post-Super Bowl episode of Alias, where they basically undid about 2 years worth of backstory in one episode. Unfortunately, this could be the beginning of the end of this show, which is too bad.
Friday, January 24, 2003
Total Information Awareness
Wednesday, January 22, 2003
Ads Before a Movie
One of my biggest pet peeves. I've been known to boo them. And it's only getting worse.
Back and to the Left
Like most of you, I love a good JFK assassination conspiracy theory. The new cleaned-up Muchmore Film, featuring Umbrella Man #2 should bring out a host of new ones.
Tuesday, January 21, 2003
File Under: Bad Ideas
The Iraq Human Shields. I admire their convictions and bravery, but aren't there other ways to work against the war machine than standing in front of it?
Wednesday, January 15, 2003
I'm starting to enjoy reading about architects and how they derive their vision for buildings. I am woefully underinformed. The New Yorker has an interesting article (unfortunately not online) about Moshe Safdie, whom I'd never heard of before, but whose philosophy of design (to paraphrase: "Nothing that isn't functional can be beautiful") matches up well with interaction design.
Friday, January 10, 2003
Get Back to Where You Once Belonged
I think I smell a new Beatles boxed set coming...
Thursday, January 9, 2003
Far Away, So Close
Newark, NJ is about five miles from my house. But stories like this one about the abused kids make me realize that it is a totally different world from mine. So incredibly sad.
Tuesday, January 7, 2003
The Black Album
Thankfully, I don't need surgery on my knee, just rest, my "Laura from The Glass Menagerie" leg brace, and some physical therapy.
Thursday, January 2, 2003
I'm back from vacation...with a f-ed up knee. Took a bad turn while skiing in Mammoth and twisted my knee into a pretzel. Ripped my Medial Collateral Ligament pretty badly. Going to the doctor's tomorrow to begin figuring out what I need to do to get better. Likely: surgery and physical therapy. Sigh.
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