Memos from August 2005
The Block is Hot!
What is up with the current weather? I went to LA this past weekend and OMG, it was just yucky summer weather. I mean, I’ve been there for the past couple of years… but it never sucked that bad. Yah, it was like 90s but it was more humid than usual.
Its probably because of Hurricane Katrina. She’s behind all this weather pattern that were having lately. I mean come on, you got a forecast of high 70s in downtown SF with no freakin’ nice breeze whatsoever. Then, the temperature reaching the high 80s past noon—that’s just crazy.
I know what you Californians are saying, “it might be earthquake weather.” Yah, I hear you too, it might be. It was like that in the past, and usually around this time. Blah. Knock on wood… hopefully its not but just a case of Katrina.
Just needed to get that out. Freakin’ weather is suckin’ especially here in downtown where its usually nice and cool. People usually wear a light sweater or jacket. But today, I think I saw more people wearing their office clothes than their regular leather and denim jackets.
Seems that its always the female storms that causes the most problems. I guess its like PMS. When they feel shitty, you just gotta stay away from them. Anyways, I just hope that those in her path are okay, especially those in Louisiana.
Don’t Sleep on Late Registration
I have to admit, Kanye “did it again” (as Jay‑Z would say). Another one for the record books. A CD that you can actually buy and not stress if its worth the money or not. I had the opportunity to listen to it, and was impressed and amazed. Each track… each track, OMG… its really hard to describe the feeling that you get when you’re listening to this album. The only solution is for you to listen to it on your own. Bottomline, go cop it in-stores tomorrow.
If you are looking for books and ordering through Amazon.com, its $10.99 there… click here to add it to your cart.
Here’s the complete track-listing:
- Wake Up Mr. West (:41)
- Heard ‘Em Say featuring Adam Levine of Maroon 5 (3:24)
- Touch The Sky featuring Lupe Fiasco (3:56)
- Gold Digger featuring Jamie Foxx (3:27)
- Skit #1 (:33)
- Drive Slow featuring Paul Wall & GLC (4:32)
- My Way Home featuring Common (1:43)
- Crack Music featuring Game (4:31)
- Roses (4:05)
- Bring Me Down featuring Brandy (3:19)
- Addiction (4:27)
- Skit #2 (:31)
- Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix) featuring Jay‑Z (3:53)
- We Major featuring Nas & Really Doe (7:28)
- Skit #3 (:24)
- Hey Mama (5:05)
- Celebration (3:18)
- Skit #4 (1:19)
- Gone featuring Consequence & Cam’Ron (5:33)
- **BONUS TRACK**Diamonds From Sierra Leone (3:58)
- **HIDDEN TRACK** Late (3:50)
Movable Type 3.2 Free from Beta
OK. So this might sound somewhat geeky but oh-damn-well… this involves technology—a part of me. Anyways, Six Apart’s Jay Allen announced last night that Movable Type 3.2 will be released on 8/25/05 in the AM. That was cool.
I mean, for those of you that have been following our blogs (Kelly, Juan, Ryan and I), you may notice the “Powered by Movable Type…” text-link somewhere. I have been using their great software since 2002. After all these years, through all the hacking and customization, if I have to do it over again and pick a blogging software… it still would have to be Movable Type.
Yah, it might sound bias (I know) but MT has proven itself (IMHO) after numerous versions that it adapts to new and un-forecastable changes in the Blogosphere, and most importantly on the WWW. “What changes?” You might say. Well, first of all, I have to give credit to Blogger for making me curious enough to start and express my thoughts on mostly about anything, as I was “bored as hell” one day during a programming class back in UCI. I remember back in the days that I wanted to do more stuff with my first-ever blogsite. I felt constricted to what I was offered, and just need a new solution.
So after Yahoo!-ing (no Google yet in my vocab) and conferring with various people on what stand-alone blogging software, a couple of names came about. I remember James using b2, so that made it on top of my list along with other ones from hotscripts.com. But alas, after a lot of thinking, testing and researching community forums of the respective blogware… I found Movable Type’s to be the most active, innovative and solution-driven group of invidividuals. This was the deciding factor in making my leap-of-faith to switch from Blogger to a stand-alone blogware—thank god I made a good choice.
Meanwhile, I can tell you a lot more of my history with MT and how it affected and helped my career in Technology but that can go on forever. I’ve seen it evolve from a strict blogware, to a CMS, to a publishing-platform, …to who-knos-what with this new release. It has:
- helped me share my day with friends and family (vice-versa),
- keep my design-skills stay creative,
- pushed me to increase my knowledge of new web-technologies (i.e. XHTML, CSS, etc.)
- and… type faster, to say the least =)
So whats in it for you, I don’t know. Its really an open-ended question that has no right or wrong answers. But I do know this, it proves that it is a “small world.” And every nano-second, new ideas are being thought of to get people to interact with each other more. After all, we’re only six degrees apart.
PS. Thanks to 6A-fam and MT-dev community for their great hardwork in producing another product (that I feel) will have an immense effect on the internet and how people interact with each other.
PPS. Thanks to 6A-fam for providing us who beta-tested 3.2 with this badge haha =)
While talking about ING Direct’s increased interest rate (i.e. 3.3% from 3.0%):
me (10:43:26 PM): didn’t you want my financial advisor’s contact info?
juan (10:44:38 PM): im good for now, i want to start saving some money before investing
me (10:45:02 PM): ummm thats an oxymoron