Monthly Archives: September 2002

Productive Morning

I had a nice productive morning and had quite a bit of energy, but it seems to have slipped away after I ate lunch. Now I’m feeling tired and lethargic. Perhaps a nap is in order.

Baseball Spectator Insanity

A father and son jumped out of the stands at tonight’s Royals – White Sox game and attacked Royals first base coach Tom Gamboa. [Photos from the scene]

This is just plain scary. I’m glad Coach Gamboa came through relatively unscathed, but it’s disappointing that security didn’t stop this from happening. The first base and third base areas seem like a logical place to position security guards to intercept hooligans. I wonder if it will become standard practice for MLB parks to position people in those spots to prevent incidents like this.

I’m also curious to find out just how stupid the two attackers’ motivation was. I’m guessing it was something idiotic along the lines of we just wanted to see if we could do it.

Logitech Io

At $200 the newly announce Logitech IO seems a bit expensive and a little bulky to me, but it’s still a cool idea. It’s kind of wild to imagine a pen with a perfect memory of everything it’s ever written or drawn. Assuming this item is popular enough to spawn future models I wonder how long it will be before we see versions that are indistinguishable from a standard pen?

NetNewsWire Pro

Brent announced a list of potential features for NetNewsWire Pro today and they look pretty promising. I’m really curious to see just what the pricing will be, but I’m guessing somewhere in the $30-$40 range. As popular as NetNewsWire has been as a freeware application I expect he’ll be able to sell quite a few licenses.

Sleepy

It’s not even 11 PM yet and I’m feeling sleepy. That’s kind of annoying as I have a variety of things I’d still like to accomplish before I go to sleep. I did manage to raise the ground level under our new fence today using several loads of dirt from our corner dirt pile. It was cool outside after a day of solid rain but I quickly broke a sweat and had to dry my glasses repeatedly over the course of my dirt hauling.

On a slightly different note I think I’m finally going to give O’Reilly’s Safari service a try in the next couple days. Their title offerings are quite impressive and include quite a few books from other publishers.