Archive for January, 2004

Happy Chinese New Year!

Friday, January 23rd, 2004

After the second day of the expo ended, we visited Chinatown. Confetti was strewn about all over the street and people were tossing poppers all around us. It is the year of the monkey.

While in Chinatown, we stopped at a Chinese restaurant. It was tough to get something without soy, as everything, by default, came with either some form of bean curd, soy-based sauce (like soy sauce or teriyaki), or both together.

After Chinese food, we went to Little Italy where those of us who didn’t eat too much got some pizza. Yum.

In New York

Tuesday, January 20th, 2004

I’m in New York. The plane flight was nice — virtually the whole jet was comprised of Red Hatters. We had an amazing view of the snow-covered Big Apple on the descent. I would have liked to have taken a few pictures of it, but it was around the time we were supposed to have all our stuff stowed away either overhead or under our seats. The hotel is nice; it has a ‘Net connection. *smile*

LinuxWorld Expo 2004

Tuesday, January 20th, 2004

The LinuxWorld Expo in New York is about to start soon (Wednesday)… It should be interesting this year.

Mote Aquarium pictures posted

Saturday, January 17th, 2004

I have just posted photographs of Mote Aquarium.

(I visited the place during my summer trip to Florida.)

National Geographic using digital photography for assignments

Friday, January 16th, 2004

The famous magazine is not using digital cameras for every assignment, but it has used digital cameras in the past and has recently used a Nikon D1X (augmented with a little utilization of a D100) exclusively for its first all-digital assignment.

This is a pretty big step for such a high-profile magazine specializing in photography.

“Every OS Sucks”

Thursday, January 15th, 2004

Every OS Sucks is a funny music video (well, funny if you’re a computer geek). Mac OS, Windows, and Linux are all mentioned. As seen on Scoble’s web log.

Kodak stops selling standard film cameras in the US, Europe

Wednesday, January 14th, 2004

Kodak has decided to stop selling standard film cameras in the United States and Europe and will concentrate on making film and also manufacturing cameras of the digital and disposable types.