June 2003 Blog Posts
Luke Hutteman has released the next version of SharpReader.
The world and
are reporting that Justin Frankel has resigned
(NYT - registration required) from
Nullsoft, probably due to AOL
pulling WASTE, an
encrypted P2P application.
Before his web site was slashdotted into oblivion (nice way to start unemployment, spending
your savings on bandwidth charges) he had a statement posted in his
I fired off the link to Recruiters Suck rant
to a recruiter trying hard to place me (just to point out it wasn't about him). He had a response ....
"I'm not your average IT Recruiter and certainly do not consider the practices
outlined in your web page as professional, ethical or of any value in generating
Business for my candidates....
"Although one point I'll make. We do need to get...
Recruiters are a necessary evil when you are job hunting. Why are the majority of them so bad? 90% of them appear to ignore your CV, your cover email explaining what you want to do, how much you want to do and where you want to do it. I'm getting emails for jobs where it's a 50% pay cut, or it's over 200 miles away or a massive demotion from Head of Development to a junior programmer (2 idiot emails...
It's common in Europe to import DVDs from the US, as all the films appear to get released
there first and the DVD extras are usually more than the addition of French, German and Spanish
subtitles. All you have to do is make sure your DVD player is not region locked.
US Terminator 2 "Special Edition" DVD
has a high quality Windows Media Video
http://www.hotspot-hotel.com/ is building a list
of commercial wireless hotspots for the UK. Shame their login procedure is a pain and it appears
to have lost my password with no "email me my password" option anywhere.
Now if only I could get the Win2003 wireless bug sorted.
Do you miss Kings Quest? All those classic Sierra games?
Tierra are bringing Kings Quest back, updated for Window,
Al Lowe, the mind behind Leisure Suit Larry has his own web site and
fans want to bring back Space Quest.
It appears Halifax Bank of Scotland Group, http://www.bankofscotlandhalifax-online.co.uk
(can you get a longer URL folks?) have
dropped Mac support.
Maybe Mac users can bid on a new computer
Netscape is dead, long live Internet Explorer?
Microsoft finally settled the antitrust suit AOL brought on behalf of its Netscape division
for $750 million, more than enough money to pay AOL's outstanding debts. Microsoft received some
added perks for its money, AOL promises to open up the AIM protocols, support Microsoft media
formats and the real kicker, AOL commits to renewing its royalty-free license for IE for the next
seven years. So IE will remain at the heart...
I've been munching on foreign sweets, supplied by CyberCandy.
I no longer have a need to stock on US only Almond snickers every time I visit. The
popcorn can does a good job too.
It's all been safe as well, the fiancée had a wisdom tooth extracted Saturday morning
and while she wants sugar treats, she can't open her mouth wide enough to fit them in.