I'm 30 today. Happy Birthday to me! :)
Come party tonight if you're around SF: http://crush3r.com/page/ytziecxddo
Doing Hos is Hard Work
Etch-a-Sketch doesn't involve much hill climbing. GPS-a-Sketch in San Francisco does, however:
Halloween Costume: Where's Waldo?
This year's costume, with whatever_art:
I tried to get http://bit.ly/whereswaldo but it was already taken (and awesome!), so I got http://bit.ly/whereswaldo2 so people might discover the awesome version by mucking with the URL. Time to run my own URL shortener... don't trust any of them.
Speakeasy pricing confusion
Am I over-paying? (I'm assuming yes.)
I currently have:
DSL: Home Plus OneLink ADSL 6.0/768 Pro-Install (C) (activated 12/21/2005) PKG1822837
which is $105.95 (+ $6 fees) per month.
I called to get it reduced and the guy on the phone was super vague and generally useless. Between grunts and burping and "Oh that's interesting!" interjections as he played on his computer, I heard various tidbits which I couldn't connect:
* I'm currently running at 4.0/768 because of noise on the line.
* He could give me $10 off.
* He couldn't give me $10 off.
* There's an unlisted 4.0/768 speakeasy package. Could I move to it? He'd give me $10 off.
* But I thought you were already going to give me $10 off.
* You could move to the 3.0/768.
* No prices are listed on the website. Just the cheapest, slow one.
Apparently no love for long-time loyal customers.
I'm tempted to drop Speakeasy, but where would I go? Cable? Aren't they all dicks? I want to vote with my dollar and not give money to stupid companies blocking/intercepting/rewriting traffic and other lame practices.
Who's the most money-worthy broadband company lately?
Don't believe everything (or anything) you read here:
I'm told that it's horribly "mistranslated" (probably intentionally) to make a more interesting article.
I wish I brought my own recorder to the interview so I could post the mp3 of what I actually said, which is that I'm working on making social networking federated & inter-operable like email. I'm not sick or bored of social networking or LiveJournal. I still use LJ. I do use it less, now that I don't work on it, and it's true a lot of my friends are now on Twitter or Facebook, but that's why I want things to inter-operate.
Stupid media. I'm done with reporters. Or at least I'll start recording everything.
Update 2009-09-25 23:07: apparently the translation isn't bad, some tell me, except for the headline ("All my friends quit LiveJournal", not true), and perhaps the biased selection of some of the quotes. Many people are getting a different idea from the article than I thought I communicated. Oh well. My apologies to Vedomosti, since it doesn't seem like it was entirely intentional.
Moscow evening plans
Muscovites, any recommendations on what I should do tonight in your fair city?
SMS might be best, since I'll be leaving work soon probably. +7 (915) 353-36-83.
On PubSubHubbub and rssCloud ...
Announcing "Squeezer" for Android
Open sourced as promised earlier... Squeezer!
Control your SqueezeCenter (aka SlimServer) and all your synchronized SqueezeBoxes, receivers, Booms, etc from your Android....
Very rough still, but coming together fast. That's two nights of hacking.
Oh, I should have screenshots. Later. Not on the Android Market until I'm happier with it.
Android Squeezebox Remote!
Fun project of the evening: start of a Squeezebox remote control app for Android. And it works! Well, at least play/pause/stop. Much, much more to go, but just fun at this point....
Will be open sourcing it as soon as possible tomorrow.
Update, 2009-08-12 2:23am: Squeezer is born.
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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