Friday, March 24, 2006
Monday, March 20, 2006
Buddhism and Science:
"My confidence in venturing into science lies in my basic belief that as in science so in Buddhism, understanding the nature of reality is pursued by means of critical investigation: if scientific analysis were to conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the finding of science and abandon those claims." -- The Dalai Lama -- The Universe in a Single Atom : The Convergence of Science and SpiritualityThe book is marvelous. A little light on the science but an amazing view into the synergies between Buddhism and the pursuit of knowing the nature of the universe, but then again I'm learning every day that they seem to be one in the same. I've been interested in Buddhism for many years but recently this interest has peaked. I find myself draw to its simplicity yet daunted by its implications. I keep thinking of the old joke where the guy walks into the doctor and says, "It hurts when I do this.", as he raises his arm. To which the doctor replies, "Don't do that!". Could it really be that easy?
Sun's Grid, Failure to Launch?
Saturday, March 18, 2006
Dyson's Defense of Goodmail is Weak
Sunday, March 12, 2006
MySpace The Movie
Writely Now Part of Emerging Google Office, Who Looses?
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Flock Talk at Etech
Just got out of the flock talk at Etech. I've played with flock in the past and gave it up mainly for two reasons. First the initial developer releases were crashy. Second, Firefox and all descendent browsers don't take there connection setup info from the system on OS X. I've written about this in the past. One feature of flock I hadn't really played with much was the shelf which is a kind of temporary clipboard where you can temporarily stick stuff that you want to blog about. That and flocks intergrated blogging support make it a real nice tool to tackle the basic blogging workflow (read, sample, add value [hopefully], blog).
On the flip side flock has some nice aggregation features tied into the bookmarking/favorites capability. Start with a site, book mark it, and flock auto discovers the feed. View the favorite in the favorite manager and you see the contents of the feed. Flock let's you group bookmarks/favorites into collections, then view the aggregate posts as a feed. (Try it. You'll see what I mean. ) Tne one feature I'd like to see is the capability to create a "smart collection" based on tags. I'll have to explain why in a different post.
If you're an early adopter you should give flock a spin. If you missed the talk at Etech check out their site. You can find a fair amount of text documenting their design philiosophy and business model.