[update 07/19/2002: you can/could create a dynamic bookstore based on your own content using a tool like this. ie: user is on the “mexican food’ page, we show mexican food cookbooks from amazon, kinda cool] — My first use of this could be a cool cookbook lookup tool in karensrecipes.com. Just gotta finish the re-write.
My wifey got me the Lego MINDSTORM Vision Command set, which I’m really excited about. I don’t have it yet 🙁 but soon… check out all these fun projects:
Found on evolt.org… I just received an email from them for cephas.net. Initially I thought my domain renewal was coming up.. and then I realized that I didn’t have to renew for another 8 months or something.
Outliners. I’ve read about them alot on scripting.com. Here’s an interesting one written in Java. Wonder if this could be used instead of something like <cfa_tree> in Spectra.
I turn 27 at 7:23am PST. Karen took me to Mul’s Diner this morning, I had some great Texas french toast, eggs, bacon, and taters. Keep eating like that and I won’t see birthday #50. 🙂
Saw some fun stuff in the COMPUSA circular yesterday, after reading some articles trying to research a new headset. First, a bluetooth enabled headset for your wireless phone. Now your can have your phone in your bag or your pocket and just wear your headset. Nice. And the new Compaq IPAQ 3975. Very cool. 400Mhz processor (almost as fast as the Linux machine I have at home, faster than the server hosting this site). It’s Bluetooth enabled so you can get wireless data via a wireless bluetooth enabled cell phone, like this one.
Instead of searching fields in a database, I think it would be really nice to be able to send a spider to index a site.. obviously complicated, but would be very very handy to have. Also makes a lot more sense to me to search pages than objects. Object searching could be sliced and diced easier but it’s slower and once you find an object, you have to find out where it should be displayed on a page… Create a mini google?
So I was hanging out w/ the guys from FootJoy today discussing their site (which I’m working on). One question that came up: “Is there a spell checker for the backend app?” I had to answer ‘No.’ But to my surprise… TONIGHT I found this cool spell checker for IE
Spent numerous hours tonight trying to get a JSP/Servlet app running again on Tomcat 4.01. I’ve learned (for the second time) that Tomcat is really really fussy about web.xml. It likes things in a certain order or else you get an ugly error message that doesn’t say anything about what *actually* went wrong. Uggh.
Well thought out reasoning on why I should go back to school: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000319.html
How to internationalize a Struts app: http://www.anassina.com/struts/i18n/i18n.html
Back from California. Got up at 4:00am to get on a 7:35am flight, transferred planes in Pittsburgh, arrived in Providence @ 6pm, drove home, got home @ 7pm. Long long day. Sick today (Monday) so no work. I did catch a couple fish at Lake Mary, hiked up to Skelton Lake in Mammoth, saw Minority Report, washed the dog (Heather), had FatBurger w/ my brother in LA, went to a wedding. Did lots in a 5 days.
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