So Chic!

The new Real Player and Helix Player are out, with OGG support. Loving it.

DotNetRocks

On Thursday I will be on the Dot Net Rocks show with Rory and Carl.

I ran into Rory the other day at the airport. He later came to OSCON to hang out.

Is this true?

Seems hard to believe:

The Department of Justice has called for these five public documents, two of which are texts of federal statutes, to be removed from depository libraries and destroyed, making their content available only to those with access to a law office or law library.

The topics addressed in the named documents include information on how citizens can retrieve items that may have been confiscated by the government during an investigation. The documents to be removed and destroyed include: Civil and Criminal Forfeiture Procedure; Select Criminal Forfeiture Forms; Select Federal Asset Forfeiture Statutes; Asset forfeiture and money laundering resource directory; and Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 (CAFRA).

Love Todd and Shaver.

They are sweet. Love you guys.

Molly Ivins

Last week two of my airplanes in a day were broken, so they had to send me through some other airline or some other plane. While waiting for my next plane, I purchased a book of articles from Molly Ivins. I was laughing for the rest of the trip. It makes Clinton even more likable. Larry Flint also has a quite interesting book.

This is a public service announcement: do not watch "The Village".

Must see two-minute video: Will Ferrell as the president. Too many great bits.

On that same subject, I enjoyed my first Gore Vidal book quite an excellent writer.

My quest to learn to play four instruments at once is progressing nicely. I have learned to play 2 notes in four different things. At some point, I expect some kind of magic economic phenomenon to turn me into a virtuoso.

OSCON

Met loads of people, partly because I have developed a skill for missing every session and hanging out in the public areas. Loved the conference, always good to discuss things live.

Dan Sugalski was a man of his word, and brought a couple of pies for the contest. I do not like Parrot, but the man and his team stood by their word. Guido was a gentlemen and refused to throw the pie. So no pics.

I noticed that Open Source proponents using MacOS X have developed highly tuned excuses, similar to those that smokers have about why cigarettes are good for you.

Posted on 03 Aug 2004 by Miguel de Icaza
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