Archives week 23 of 2006

June 5, 2006 - June 11, 2006

See Happiness

Some are happiness
Some see happiness in others
Some see happiness in others
Because they bring happiness
To those who see them
So some are happiness
So they see happiness

Amazing how much simpler it is if you do much less (Reading through an Open Source billing system...)

I've got an upcoming project to do some coding/customisation on an Open Source billing system, so figured I would spend the evening exploring how it's put together. It is far less involved than even the VoIP plug-in to the billing system I just finished, let alone the system I'm contemplating building. It has no dependency ...

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Picking up bits and pieces all day (I prefer deep thought to details...)

Spent the day in minor bug fixes and presentation tweaks. Nothing that makes one particularly proud at the end of the day, just stuff that has to be done if the product is going to launch. I didn't wind up compensating for yesterday's missing 1.5 hours, so I'm about 2 hours short of my goal ...

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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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