Archive for date: September 14, 2005

Still more 2600 hacking…

September 14, 2005 | My Projects | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, today I added a block cursor that I could move around (first real time I’ve written a general motion code for the player missile graphics, kind of whacky). Figured out the joystick handling and even added some primitive (and I do mean primitive) sounds. I also picked up some real Atari 2600 hardware to […]

Corporate Blogging

September 14, 2005 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

Boing Boing thinks that the Juicyfruit gum blog blows chunks for many of the same reasons that I mentioned in response to a WSJ article on corporate blogging. Just what do you think you can learn from corporate blogs like this?

TiVo turns to the dark side…

September 14, 2005 | Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

Sigh. I’ve been flaming Microsoft for not listening to its customers, so it is sad to see that TiVo has decided to screw their customers at the request of copyright holders. Previously, you could store whatever programs you recorded for as long as you like. Now, if the copyright holder requests it, TiVo will refuse […]

Camera Phone Test Image Gallery

September 14, 2005 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Despite remarkably inconsistent remarks about the pictures (many are labelled with “sharp” which are not very sharp, and some are labelled “unacceptably blurry” which actually look reasonably sharp) this gallery is the first I’ve seen which tries to compare many different models of phones on a standard test scene. You can see why I’m less […]

Lawsuit over intelligent design generates a modest proposal

September 14, 2005 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

From the York Daily Record: The attorney for the Dover Area School Board calls his client’s decision to include intelligent design into the biology curriculum a “modest proposal.” There have been equally modest proposals of similar merit proposed in the past. Unfortunately, this is no satire.

PDC Scorecard

September 14, 2005 | Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

Robert Scoble thoughtfully provided a list of all the revolutionary stuff he thinks is being introduced at PDC. To his credit, he includes links to at least on detractor as well as a couple of cheerleaders. I said last week that I’d probably not be all that enthused about anything that they were releasing, and […]

Josh Scores New Gadgetry at PDC

September 14, 2005 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Josh, one of the guys who convinced me (by example) to record my podcasts on my PDA scored a new Phone PC at PDC. It seems like quite a cool gadget that runs Windows Mobile 5, it even includes Skype (although Josh didn’t mention it in his brief preview). They were apparently being offered to […]