Movie Ads

Manage to sneak out of the house this weekend to see Munich. Wonderful movie, but that’s not what this post is about. This post is a praise for Regal Cinema. They have changed the way they present ads. Instead of showing ad, after ad, after ad, when the movie should be starting, they play them BEFORE the movie only. The movie began promptly at the scheduled/published time with only a few previews.

LJ Voice Posts

Seeing Popefelix’s recent voice post and not being able to listed to it, gave me an idea. Livejournal should present voice posts as a proper podcast enclosures when accessed from feeds. That way folks using podcast enabled readers could play them easily.

About

Me

I consider myself a hacker(in the original meaning) and a free software advocate. I spend a great deal of my free time “tinkering” with software, exploring new systems and programming languages. I use Perl, Python, PHP and Ruby almost daily. I would like to add Smalltalk and Lisp to my list of known languages.

This site

Making the break

First some changes….After long consideration, I’ve decided to leave Livejournal and host this blog myself. For everyone(all 2 of you) that read my blog on LJ, I’ll continue to cross post for a while and get around to customizing this WP install eventually but, unlike LJ, at least I can customize.

And now the fun stuff….Brian, one of the Butterfat folks came up with this really simple and mostly lame idea to map open webcams that Google has indexed to Geolocations based on IP address(goocam). On a lark I posted it to Digg and it went crazy. It made it to the number one on del.icio.us/popular for a while and is now all over the “blogsphere“. Inevitably the stuff we think is cool and put a good bit of work into(Jabber Google Map), people could care less about, but this, something so simple people take and run with. A lesson is here that we need to learn.