Wrapping up a busy week, getting ready for a not-busy-at-all weekend! Just talked to a friend and explained it as "football watching season", which also means "quiet programming while watching" season, thanks to Tivo and Slingbox. I need some downtime. Too bad USC lost to Oregon, otherwise tomorrow's Stanford game would be a lot bigger.
This afternoon I rode Rockstore for the first time in a while, and it was good. After all this time, still one of the best climbs around, and it is just ten miles from my house. For the record, 8:00+2:00+7:00+2:00=19:00. The sections and the total time. Not my best, but not my worst, either...
The Palm Pixi is out, and Engadget posted a rather complimentary review. Not groundbreaking like the Pre, but nicely evolutionary. I would observe that if you already have a Pre, you wouldn't consider a Pixi; it is considerably less capability in a slightly smaller device. Different from when I already had a Treo, and switched to a Centro; it was the same capability in a considerably smaller device. And isn't it interesting that the Pixi strikes everyone as feminine.
Along with the Pixi we get WebOS 1.3.1; I installed it immediately of course, and it seems not-broken. Web browsing seems snappier, but otherwise I have yet to notice any difference. Nice that Palm is turning WebOS so fast.
Linked just for the title: Grand Theft Koyaanisqatsi. Scenes from the game, although as Kottke notes not set to Philip Glass, although they should be :) Someone please remedy this immediately! (Someone will, I'm sure :) The game technology is quite impressive, particularly the shadows and clouds. The water is pretty excellent, too. One suggestion for the game designers: wind; trees and plants move, too.
Once again we must note; pre-roll video ads strongly violate the reverse pyramid dictum. I'm going to go out on a limb to speculate that inline ads will end up predominating video for this reason.
Bram Cohen (author of Bittorrent and Python aficionado) comments on Google's Go programming language. Really interesting; I've ignored Go so far, but possibly I shouldn't. Google has the scale to make something like this happen.
ZooBorns of the day: Otter pups! WOW, cuteness exemplified...