Lyle Schofield

News about me. Stuff that matters.

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Traffic Cone Robots

An idea whose time has come! The BBC is reporting in this article about traffic cones that move themselves into position. Being developed in the name of worker safety, but another sign that robots are getting more afforable.

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

First Hummingbird!

First hummingbird sighting of 2004. It looks like the feeder was not placed outside too soon!

Sun Gives Away the (Server) Farm

Sun is giving away the server when you pay for the software. I guess Bill Gates was right.

Monday, April 26, 2004

No One Blog Does It All

I've been playing with various blog software for about two weeks now, all in an effort to create some kind of centralized, portable way to keep records. Some of the information could be public, but some can't be.

The Blog concept is actually a fairly nice way to keep a personal journal, as most of the software tools are fast and easy to use. There does seem to be pluses and minuses, however, and I've tried BlogSpot/Blogger, ModBlog, and Movable Type on a local server to date. I've also been using the "w.bloggar" tool as a remote client for posting messages.

To me, the perfect client would be one that is a central hub and has a copy of all the text, but could post to one or more as needed (possibly based on the "category" of message). This would allow one central copy of everything, and the posting of things that can be posted as needed. But, we'll keep looking and see how things develop. For the time being, I'll travel around between blogs to get things the way I want to.

Current blogs being maintained are:

- Public (on BlogSpot) - this one, containing public comment on news and things for friends.
- Technical (on ModBlog) - Public, but requiring registration, containing notes on technical things related to computers, radio, music, whatever.
- Business (on Movable Type) - Private, available to my corporate LAN, containing notes and things of interest to co-workers.

Some others planned include a travel log for public consumption, and SquirrelMan tracking.

Sunday, April 25, 2004

Google's Gmail Goes Into Beta for Blogger Users

Slashdot Article
When is it my turn?

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Google Toolbar Installed

Google Toolbar Installed

Back on line with a new machine. Windows XP. Shocking. Nice to see they replaced my work computer with a machine "optimized for games and multimedia".