Monday, April 24, 2006

Book: The Emotion Machine : Commonsense Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of the Human Mind: Books: Marvin Minsky

Looks interesting: The Emotion Machine : Commonsense Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of the Human Mind: Books: Marvin Minsky.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Friday, April 21, 2006

Other Families

Today was the first day I met Mr.W's Father. Mr.W phoned me in the mid afternoon to help take his music instrument home. He needed it for an all week-end band 'concert'. He couldn't do it himeself cause he had taken his bike and it's too much to carry. I thought it would take him longer to get home then it did so going to the video store and pharmacy made me late to meet him to deliver the base violin. We had planned to go biking but planning is always a problem. He ended up asking me to stay and have dinner. That was interesting. They gave me a new, "Chessy-bread" that I had never tried before. It's very good but lots of butter! The house is interesting and his Father showed me the "Tub" web-site. Turns out his Father is also a bit of a graphic designer but is now teaching at Petit-P's l'ecole. We talked DTP, etc. It was interesting. I was really interested to listen to his Father, sister and him interact. It's been a while since I've been with my family, since I had missed the last vacation because I was sick.
After Mr.W and I went biking. We did the 'school' route. But then he wanted to continue thru the other town. This is a 'long' route and since it was only my second rid for the season I wasn't ready. But he was kind'a of "gvaafe" so he was up for doing something more. I felt a little sick riding and Alex was phoning trying to organize for tonight. My plans had completedly changed. I ended up taking Alex and Max somewhere in the 'east' of the town, then they wanted to stay longer there. Boris and Zoran came over @~9:20pm and Mr.W had to leave early because he had to get up for 7:30am tomorrow for the concert. He left around 9:50pm and took his bike. The rest of the evening was a "Family Guy" evening plus some Poker.

Friday, April 14, 2006


Some strange dreams occured last week.

Dream #1:
I was working for the New York Times in position #17 from the top [does this even exist?] which had a stock option benefit and the job required QuarkXPress skills. Very strange all round esp. since I'm more of a InDesign fan.

Dream #2:
I was invited to a 'secret' section in a large baseball stadium [on the field] where their were famous old hairless burnt baseball players.

USB Keys and Vista

Here's an interesting feature of Vista and using USB keys.

Sunday, April 9, 2006

Windows XP on an Intel Mac with "BootCamp"

Apple has annouced "BootCamp" a utility to allow one to run Windows XP on a Mac Intel box.

Can't wait to go the other way round.