March 29, 2003

A brief post

from sunny, dusty San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, in the middle of the driest desert in the world. They have nice thermal baths, too.

Posted by dreeves at 8:21 PM

March 20, 2003

Simplicity, lost

Interesting article at Brighthand on how Palm has lost their way with their current generation of handhelds.
It's similar to a problem we constantly struggle with on QuickBase -- how best to climb the feature ladder, without ruining the simplicity that has always drawn users to the product?
(via Gizmodo)

Posted by dreeves at 12:46 PM

Fantasy President?

As an antidote to the gathering spectre of a dubious war, I had an overwhelming desire last night to watch the West Wing, the brilliant hollywood fantasy of a principled, liberal presidency. Unfortunately it wasn't on, but TNT more than filled the void by airing Dave, the 1993 movie starring Kevin Kline.

Posted by dreeves at 11:00 AM

March 19, 2003

Equal treatment?

As careful as I believe our military will be to avoid Iraqi civilian casualties, a certain number seem inevitable. David Weinberger has a beautiful idea to honor and remember them, and at the same time bring across the real costs of military action.

Posted by dreeves at 8:05 PM

Robin Cook's speech to the House of Commons

Robin Cook, former British Foreign Secretary and Leader of the House won a standing ovation yesterday for his speech announcing his resignation from the government:

"Iraq probably has no weapons of mass destruction in their commonly understood form.... why is it now so urgent that we destroy a miltary capacity that has been there for 20 years, and which we helped to create?"

Watch the speech (via Kuro5hin)

Posted by dreeves at 7:52 PM


Posting has been slow lately, due partly to preparations for a long-overdue vacation to the Atacame desert in Chile and partly because I'm finding I have to work twice as hard in the two weeks before I leave. Apparently, I'm not the only one to feel this way, at least according to this Gallup poll. Pathetic, I say.

Posted by dreeves at 10:22 AM

Red Alert

If the terror threat warning status is Red, and you're in New Jersey you'd best be staying home, according to the "state anti-terror czar."

Posted by dreeves at 10:16 AM