Friday, December 31, 2004
Monday, December 20, 2004
I caught an early Xmas at my mother's house in Ohio this year. I usually fly "home" on Christmas day, but the flights were exhorbinantly priced this year(probably due to the holiday falling on a Saturday). Either way, it was nice getting back - even if today is only 5F.
Brian and I got some time to reconstruct his rig with a new 200GB hard drive and sample the newest coffeehouses. His Cup O' Joe isn't half bad.
The unfortunate thing about these trips is the flight:stay ratio - I fly about 16 hours for a 48 hour visit.
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
SmartFeed™ converts your RSS feed between the myriad of formats available for syndication (RSS 0.94, 1, 2 or Atom) on the fly so that anyone who asks for it, gets it in the version they need. It also offers a ton of other enhancements like statistics and brnading (putting logo in feed). However, the coolest features (and the ones that drew me to it) was feed splicing. Feed splicing inserts other content into your RSS feed. Think of it as merging your RSS feed with other RSS feeds. For example, I am "link splicing" my Bloglines RSS stream (from my Bloglines clipping blog) into my RSS feed - all my postings there just show up in my feedburner feed intermingled with my blogger posts. I am doing the same thing with Flickr -- my photos just show up in the feed as I post them. Basically, everything I am posting these days shows up in this RSS feed.
They also give you this cool flash animated headline button:
Subscribe to my Feedburner RSS here.
Thursday, December 09, 2004
As nothing was that new in LG, I decided to take my coffee in Saratoga this morning. After checking to make sure that my favorite dot com era restaurant (The Basin) was still in business, I settled into my favorite coffee shop in the world. Blue Rock Shoot is just about everything that you would want in a coffee shop: An abundance of wild wood tables, free wireless internet, good coffee, small mountain town atmostphere and most importantly stiff drinks (Starbucks really should serve alcohol). I settle down and enjoyed my Americano with the locals before I had to scoot into Menlo Park for a meeting.
Monday, December 06, 2004
I'm in rainy, drizzly, freezing cold New York City today, helping out some clients. Luckily, I got to stay right here in midtown, next to Grand Central Station. My office is only 2 blocks away and my client is across the street. This photo is from my client's office on Park Avenue around the 40th floor.
We didn't get a chance to go out to any good bars (or watch MNF), but we did have a good dinner at a place called Tuscan.
Wednesday, December 01, 2004
As my location sidebar says, I'm visiting Boulder, Colorado this week to attend a few meetings. I've always really liked coming to Boulder since it's so close to the Front Range of the Rockies -- Even though they are 20 miles away. This picture was taken on the way south to our office in Broomfield, near the University of Colorado campus.
In less pleasant news, it is friggin' cold here. Even the locals are saying that 15F is cold for this time of year.
So I've been thinking that it would be nice to be able to tag all the articles I read that I find
And that's when I saw the feed splicer that Feedburner is doing with Flickr and Bloglines. This is cool.
You can check out my feedburner splice here:
You can just click on it and it will render in your browser. Or you can add it to the RSS reader feeds.
I'm still working out the bugs, but this seems cool.