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March 2004

Milestones

On April 5th, 2003 my brother and I packed up all my belongings and moved them to my new apartment in Center City, Philadelphia. It is hard to believe that I have been here for almost a year.

On April 14th, 2003 I started my new job at Wharton, which has been the best professional move I have made in my short career. I have learned alot about technology and myself in this position, and I hope to learn even more.

Alot has changed since a year ago. Elisa, a big part of my reason for leaving NY to begin with, and I are no longer together. And that is about the only thing that has changed.. oh wait, I got a laptop.

Do I regret moving to Philly? Not at all, the city is a great place to live (heck, I can afford to live in Downtown Philadelphia. The only way I could have lived in Manhattan was if I subleted a box and got a roommate), my job is going quite well, and I like the small group of people I have met here.

During my second year in Philadelphia I am going to be doing some things differently. Since I am not single, I will be looking for some ladies (ladies feel free to email me). I need to widen my rather pathetic group of local Philly friends (the friends are good, the number is pathetic), and finally I need to take advantage of the city.

When I worked in NYC I almost never did anything that the city offered, I hardly went to concerts or museums, I didn't eat out as much as I should have. I find myself falling into the same rut here in Philly. I don't want that to happen, so now if I am not doing anything on a Saturday afternoon I am going to go to a Museum, or just take a walk and see what happens. I am also toying with the idea of declaring Wednesday, "Scott Eats Out Night," and try eating at a variety of the local eateries.

I will keep you posted, but if you know anyone in the Philly area send 'em over to my blog.

Hey, I need to start somewhere, and I get most of my stuff from the internet so why not my friends as well?


Last Day in SF

Well today is my last day in SF. I am hanging out with a co-worker named Scott and his wife Jamie (i.e. I am the third wheel). At the moment they are resting in their room, but since I checked out already I have no room to rest in, and I am typing this entry in the business center of the Ritz Carlton, which is every bit as nice as you would think it would be.

More later, now I am going in search of a drug store that I don't have to walk up a 85 degree hill to get to.

And I took some pictures that I will post tomorrow, when I get back to Philly (I am leaving on the red eye. I leave SF at 9pm and get to Philly (via Las Vegas) at 8:15 am).


Keyring for Palm OS

Keyring for Palm OS: introduction

Keyring for PalmOS lets you securely store secret information on your PalmOS (PalmPilot, Visor, WorkPad) handheld computer. Many people use Keyring for PalmOS to store

  • Computer account passwords

  • Credit card numbers

  • Confidential memos or diary entries

  • GnuPG or PGP passphrases

  • SKey one-time-pads

  • Phone banking keywords


To contiune with the theme of software I haven't used but think might be interesting, Keyring looks like it could help me keep the myriad of passwords I need to keep straight.


Apple Developer's Reference Library

Reference Library

A comprehensive collection of Apple technical resources, including Documentation, Technical Notes, Sample Code, Technical Q&As, and Release Notes. Each of the links below leads to the resources for a specific topic. Key resources also include Getting Started documents, API references, and cross-references for related topics.

If you are an Apple geek, like myself, then you owe it to yourself to check out Apple's newly redesigned Reference Library. It is pretty sweet, and well designed.


iRooster

sixDollarChimp :: iRooster

iRooster, a Mac OS X-only, Cocoa-based application, allows you to quickly and easily create alarms to wake you up in the morning. Create a special playlist in iTunes for waking up, or use any of the pre-existing iTunes playlists: iRooster will play back your Library, smart playlists, and normal playlists too.

Now I haven't used this software, but it seems pretty cool. But does EVERYTHING have to have a freakin' metal interface?


At the Philadelphia Area Apple Script Usergroup Meeting

Well I am typing this at the Philadelphia Area Applescript User's Group meeting. It was quite a trip to get here. I thought I would just walk over to the University of the Sciences since I work nearby. Thanks to my legendary sense of direction I was totally lost for about 30 minutes, and in a not so nice area of Philadelphia.

I backtracked my steps and took a cab (which would have been a much wiser idea to begin with) and now I am here.

The topic of today's meeting is 'Introduction to Apple Script,' but we have talked about Apple Script yet. Just talking about group business, which is interesting in and of itself.

FaceSpan 4 is being demoed, which is a third party application that enables you to create applications using Apple Script, much like AppleScript Studio, the big differences are it is a little easier to use, and it isn't free. The overall recommendation seems to be use Studio since it is free.

Ok, now we are going to talk about Apple Script, so I am going to pay attention now.


In a hotel in DC and this is what I am doing..

I am thinking about shedding a few pounds, well ok somewhere between 50 - 100 (but I think 50 is more likely), so I am considering a low carb diet, and CarbWire is chock full of low carb news.

Now, before you faint in horror, I am going to start with a low carb diet and then start an exercise routine which will keep off the pounds, and then re-introduce normal carbs into my diet. At least that is the plan, I can't give up carbs forever!


First e-ink e-book reader from Philips

First e-ink e-book reader from Philips - Engadget - www.engadget.com

The device uses E Ink’s tiny fluid-filled balls containing oppositely charged black and white particles, which are layered in a thin film on a sheet of plastic or glass. Connecting this film to electronics allows the reader to display text and graphics by controlling the voltage across each ball, determining whether it appears black or white. The result: higher contrast than newspapers and better resolution than laptop screens. The 15-centimeter-diagonal display is about half the weight and thickness of comparable liquid-crystal readers.

I so want one of these, and depending on how much they are I am going to get one. For a long time I have been telling anyone who will listen that the future is E-Ink. Of course, since I have little or no power no one cares what I say.

And they called me mad at the Academy!