Today it is so cold that I am doing all I can to stop myself from declaring the day over, and curling up in bed with the fan heater and the electric blanket and a half-dozen other blankets on top. And it's only six pm. This is not good.
Looks like I found a perfect approach to combatting comment spam…
Someone back at the mission headquarters asked for my views on Internet evangelism. I wrote back a long response which was less than favourable, so pretty much killed the conversation, but here it is for posterity… Read more about Internet Evangelism
I've been feeling like a compete sloth this week and not getting very much done, but today I managed to do a great deal of work, and am happy to announce the 1.0 release of Songbee. There's an awful lot changed since the 0.1 alpha, including:
So I launched a new site today to hold all my free literary output. It's not so much a question of making it all freely available; rather it's an experimental new writing environment for me. Normally when I write stuff it's either in TeX or DocBook XML, and despite trying all kinds of folding editors and what have you, I still get a bit lost in the structure; with Mediawiki I should be able to pick out sections that I want to edit in isolation, but still be able to see the big picture altogether.
I set myself a list of goals for today - I often do this, as it’s one of the few ways I can ensure that I feel satisfied with my day. Even if it is, theoretically, a day off. Protestant work ethic, etc.
Today’s goals were: Read more about Oh yes, day off
So today I've been doing work on Songbee, amongst other things; one of the areas I've been looking at is whether or not the Japanese localization of it works properly. It certainly doesn't on Mac OS X. Even if you select Japanese as your preferred language in Mac's System Preferences, the Songbee interface comes up in English. This is counter-intuitive, and means it doesn't work like any other OS X application.
A few weeks back Tim wrote about mobile phone novels. On Monday, I got myself a mobile phone - not a particularly good one, but it's cheap - and what did it come with but a Java comic reading application.