Archives June 2006

Taxonomy of Joy

Shall I spin a taxonomy of joy
Each shiver of anticipation
The bracing fear before the leap
Golden paths on far horizons
Quiet nights by simple fires
Racing, running dancing free
Crash of near-miss thunder
Among the dark-forest'd trees
Or shall I simply tell her yes
It was also good for me

Stone Levies

The quiet amphitheater behind us
Echoes the distant thunder of the storm
On stone levies by the sweet-water sea
Hearts yearn to love and live to be

Dinner and a lightshow (Friends is the bestest entertainment...)

Out for dinner at a Korean place on Bloor near Christie last night. Very good deal for very good food ($10 including tip). Hung out at Starbucks before for a couple of hours. Afterward we drove down to the docks and hung out watching the thunderstorm until 1:30 or so.

Sacha gave us a demonstration ...

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Setting a timetable is good (Launching and the like)

Set a timetable to launch the VoIP project early Tuesday morning. I decided based on two things; one was D'Arcy asking if we were going to do it soon, the other was realising that the task I was doing when he asked wasn't really something that needs to be in place for the launch. It's ...

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Lies and statistics (Haven't looked at this in a while...)

Had the computer churn out a statistical report for the website this morning. Here's the little details that catch my eye:

  • blog gets about 3000 unique visitors/week, 2000 of those each week are entirely new (never seen before since the beginning of the logs being collected)
  • www gets about 4000 to 4600 unique visitors/week, with ...

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Bootstrapping Material Culture (More thinking about applications for the OLPC project...)

Thinking about using the OLPC laptop to provide a sort of trade-school experience for teens or pre-teens, providing them with the information required to undertake infrastructure projects of various sizes. The idea is to have the projects drive interest in science and technology, encouraging students to actually work to build things with the knowledge they ...

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Attempting to build sugar (Between the work-times)

I've been taking breaks every little while to try to get the Sugar environment for the One Laptop Per Child project to build on Gentoo. So far this has just been a matter of having the system build lots of libraries. No big deal, it comes down to a single emerge command to get ...

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Productive day (If somewhat long)

Spent the first part of the day on multiple tasks/tickets, cleaning up loose ends, general development stuff. Then, as the sun began to sink I switched to the remaining open big-ticket items. Just a few minutes shy of 6 billable hours, though that took about 9.5 real hours to complete.

Thinking out loud dump of requirements for ISP Billing System (Open Source from the start, as they say...)

I've just been dumping some of my thoughts into a wiki regarding the possible project to produce an Open Source ISP Billing system for use by small (likely Cable) ISPs. It's by no means a polished document, I basically just scribbled on a piece of paper for a few hours and then transcribed the ideas ...

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Hitting targets is fun! (No wonder first-person-shooters are popular in business...)

Hit my target of billable hours (actually, 5 minutes more) for the day. Since then I've been doing a bit of work on the various minutae of making a business run. I blocked on the cards, as I need a business phone number to put on them. Been playing with the text for the web ...

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