Friday, November 22, 2002

Random Musings.

It's been a couple of weeks since I updated this thing. Good times. Well, busy couple of weeks I guess. I'm actually pretty impressed at how much work I've been able to accomplish in the past couple of weeks. There's been a lot to do, that's for sure and definitely more to come.

It's definitely a shame that I can't really talk about the things that I'm working on as much as I used to before my "roles" changed last year. The things I focus my time on now a days are more of long term projects that can't really be talked about because it's a little more sensitive in nature. Regardless, it's still fun, as much as I'd love to tell you all about it.

So I'm going to LA next Tuesday and going to be down there for a week or so. That should be fun, maybe, sorta kinda. It'll be nice to be able to hang out with my friends and family. I haven't done that for quite some time, something along the lines of like 3 months or so.

Family life has definitely been a lot more tolerable since my brother got hitched. My mom and dad can't argue over mundane things as much as they used to on the holidays since we get my bro's wife and family coming for dinner. It's actually entertaining watching my parents try to pretend that everything is normal and happy. When will they ever learn?

I've got a friend who is going to be visiting from Australia while I'm in LA. I've never met her before but I definitely had hours and hours of conversations with her. Her accent is so cute. ;)

So someone sent me this link to a page on Microsoft's website that literally made me laugh out loud. It's basically a product comparison between the five major media players out there (I'm glad to see that Microsoft considers us one of the big 5) Anyway, it's definitely entertaining to read. I'm glad that they consider "Mini-Mode" a ground breaking feature that is not available on
other media players. The whole thing is just total BS.

It's funny to me that Microsoft always tries to out-feature everyone else. I think it's because since it's so hard for them to really innovate, they just spend all their money consolidating all the features from all the different competitive products into one product. That makes all their apps explode with featuritus. I wonder if one day, they'll ever really sit down and try to come up with something really new and interesting, and something that hasn't ever been done before. I mean come on, they based their whole DOJ law suit on their right to "innovate" and yet I have yet to see them do so.

Anyway, I think I'm going to go to bed or something.

Good night.

-s

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