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