The terrible wildfires in the Los Angeles area are wreaking havoc with Microsoft’s PDC. Airports are closed all over the West. The drama of the PDC staff attempting to salvage as much of the situation as possible is playing out live at Scoble’s blog.
Of course the real story here are all the poor people being displaced by the fires and having their homes destroyed. My thoughts go out to them. At the same time, it’s fascinating to see the conference organizers scrambling to cope in real time with the attendant airport closures, and that they’re using the Internet as much as possible to both gather data and share it with the people stuck at various airports. I do believe this is a first.
Riveting reality web.
Music: Life in Mono by Mono
Posted Sunday, 26 October, 2003 by Nic Lindh
All Nic wants for WWDC is sync that actually works
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.