2009


why I love Boskop 2009-12-31 (231 words)

What Happened to the Hominids Who Were Smarter Than Us?

Yet today, although Neanderthals and Homo erectus are widely known, Boskops are almost entirely forgotten. Some of our ancestors are clearly inferior to us, with smaller brains and apelike countenances. They’re easy to make fun of and easy to accept as our precursors. In contrast, the very fact of an ancient ancestor like Boskop, who appears un-apelike and in fact in most ways seems to have had characteristics superior to ours, was destined never to be popular.

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we are now RUNNING on Tb 5 2009-12-22 (58 words)

Tinderbox 5's most praised, and obviously the most 'in your face' feature is speed of loading and exporting things. It's almost sad that that tends to let us overlook all the other cool new features and small improvements....

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Getting rid of old ideas 2009-12-22 (92 words)

The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
-- Dee Hock

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Mono on Mac OSX 2009-7-22 (444 words)

Yes, Annalee, we makes Mono code now. Yes.that's the non-windows version of the .NET environment. Yes, C# is a lot like Java, yes we said we'd never do that....

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The Boy and the Black Unicorn 2009-5-15 (449 words)

Coyote's Tall Tails...

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offline musings about online romance 2009-5-15 (415 words)

Ha! By far not the first post I write while I have no connection to the internet. This time my DSL router died and I am without net connection for ~48h until I get a replacement. ...

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Infinity 2009-4-28 (130 words)

I finaly broke down and left my preposition for mobile computing.... and got me an iMac 24"... and I tel ya, this thing is wow. Big bright screen, clear and powerful sound, awesome grafucs card and still basically silent! Consider me imoressed. Not so impressice is the standard keybiard that cones with the iMac. It's basuically the same one as is in my MacBook white, just external. I'd call it CUTE... but it works well anyway and will be very space effective if and when this iNac obce beconmes a media center. It's the bestest TV set I've ever had already, and I haven't even bothered with a reciever. Oh, and I've stuck with the naming sheme for my Macs: Tranquility (TiBook), Serenity (MacBook white) and now Infinity (iMac 24").

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the quest is off 2009-3-28 (323 words)

Well only those who read my Twitter updates would know about "The Quest" but anyway, I consider it over. Or rather - off. Here's a central piece of poetry/musing that I wrote that reflects the core theme of that quest for me:...
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another Tinderbox update 2009-3-28 (312 words)

Wow. Must have been sometime since I didn't post here... I am now finally upgrading this weblog to Tinderbox 4.6.1 (which in turn has been out for a few weeks)......

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reality check postcard 2009-1-22 (65 words)

Because sometimes in the persuit of dreams it is important to check for reality. I am actually very good at that. I have been called the "Dreamer with both feet on the ground" more than once. And somtimes this needs to be communicated. This is what I created this postcard for. The original is much better resolution of course.

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two new covers 2009-1-16 (63 words)

Here are two new CD covers U recently made... these are the closest I've gotten to actually 'releasing' the tracks for "Darkness, but slowly..." - although you are not likely to ever lay hands on this version of the CD.
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Reading History 2009-1-12 (97 words)

The Tinderbox world sees a öot of discussion around Reading Jounrnals lately - Journals of what book one has read. with comments. That spaarked and interesting realisation for me: I usually percoeve my reading as "I wish I could read more, there's so many book I haven't read." But looking back on all the books I have read... that'S quite a list! Only considering all the books I have read that I actually still have with me, I don't think I could even start to compile a journal of them. It would be a major task of bookkeeping ^

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