Lazarus and stuff

May 27, 2002

Well. What can I say? Grandfather is back living in his own flat (albeit with a family member there for support) and is doing well. Go figure …. we'll just call him Lazarus and leave it at that.


Lazarus and stuff

May 27, 2002

On another note :

Record labels offer MP3 test for $2 http://au.news.yahoo.com/020525/16/8qb7.html

"Phil Benyola, a digital media research associate for investment company Raymond James Financial [...]But "I think you'll be able to count the number of sales on one hand," he added. "As soon as one person gets it, it's all over the (peer-to-peer) networks for free."

I think he should be shown wrong wrong wrong. This seems to be a great chance for us to show that we will pay for MP3's if they're made available.

The only think stopping me is that http://mp3.com/ feel the need to block non-US consumers from purchasing this track. Help!

America just can't stand to come second, or be shown up. Arrogance? You be the judge.


Oh yeah? We’ll go to Mars!

May 27, 2002

A few days ago, http://au.news.yahoo.com/020520/2/8fdz.html China said they were going to put a base on the moon. Magically, today there are ‘leaks’ from NASA about a miraculous discovery of water on Mars http://news.independent.co.uk/world/science_medical/story.jsp?story=299265

Isn’t that just amazing. Coincindence? NASA has been downplaying manned Mars missions for years, yet all of a sudden – just a week after the Chinese say they’re going to the Moon – the mighty Americans are going to Mars.

It would be nice if science had something to do with it, that’s all I’d like to say.


Life, the universe etc…

May 3, 2002

On another note, my Grandfather is on the way out. He is in his early 90's and has just about had enough – he keeps wondering when his turn will come. Looks like it is his turn now – in the last two days his health has gone downhill alarmingly. Today he's due to be transferred to a hospital from my parent's house where he has been staying for a few days.

One thing gets me – the incredible changes he has seen in his lifetime. If you think about it, he was born before WWI, around the time we were figuring out how to fly. Fast forward to this, the internet, blogging. Boggling. No wonder he has trouble keeping up with the change.


Life, the universe etc…

May 3, 2002

Found another little gem, http://www.brooklinesoftware.com/webminer/webminer.html called webminer. This allows Applescripts to “[...] open web pages, download content, submit forms and retrieve results.” Cool.


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