Sunday, March 18, 2007

Updated Gmail search bookmark script

Recently, Gmail changed the URLs they use for domains (i.e. Google Apps). This change meant that my Gmail search bookmarks were reloading the page more often than they should (which slows things down and interferes with Gmail's chat features). I've fixed it now, so if you use my Gmail search bookmark script with a customized domain, you should recreate your bookmarks to pick up the change.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

I grew up reading Dr. Seuss. I especially liked the elaborate machines like the ones in The Sneetches. Years later, when I was learning about computers and programming, I would visualize computers working like some sort of Seussian contraption. The longer I've been in the software business, the more appropriate the analogy seems. The Star-On and Star-Off machines started out as small boxes and expanded via an outgrowth of components that never quite fit together correctly. Sylvester McMonkey McAfee McBean also pioneers the business model of fixing problems with software by selling more software.

The animated version of the Sneetches is difficult to find on DVD, but it's available on Youtube: