20 years Ago
Writing a screen saver in Windows isn’t exactly hard, but, as with many of the more exotic parts of the Windows API, not exactly friendly either. This library is a set of Delphi classes that make building screen savers a snap. It even includes a test harness so you can debug your screen savers without installing them.
Where do you start when you want to write a screen saver? A good place to start is Macromedia Flash or Shockwave presentations: they’ve already got everything you need to build a screen saver except a player. The earthli Flash Screen Saver lets you take any Shockwave file and use it as your screen saver. Fully integrated into Windows with real-time preview and configuration options.
At the end, someone asks him to ‘refrain from trying to make George Bush look stupid’:
“…As for trying to make George W. Bush look stupid, that’s not something anyone has to
break a sweat “trying” to do, not with W. himself doing most of the heavy lifting. Quoting our next Commander-And-Thief verbatim (“They misunderestimated me”) makes him look plenty stupid….“
…if you go check them out at: http://www.afionline.org/100laughs/list.asp?gid=606106200012881341, you’ll see that they did a somewhat piss-poor job of choosing movies.
Well, the folks at Old Man Murray and SeanBaby have teamed up to make their own list of top 100 movies and review them in side by side comparisons with the AFI list…
…if you’ve got about 3 days to kill, check it out. :-)
Dan Bricklin has weighed in on the usability of the Palm Beach voting ballot. He’s one of the inventors of Visicalc (the first spreadsheet program) and a proponent of usable interfaces for software.
Presidential Debate Transcript
Jim Lehrer: Welcome to the second presidential debate between Vice President Al Gore and Gov. George W. Bush. The candidates have agreed on these rules:
I will ask a question. The candidate will ignore the question and deliver rehearsed remarks designed to appeal to undecided women voters. The opponent will then have one minute to respond by trying to frighten senior citizens into voting for him. When a speaker’s time has expired, I will whimper softly while he... [More]
Predictably, the Onion headline this morning:
Bush Vows To Do ‘That Thing Gore Just Said, Only Better’
BOSTON— Responding to debate opponent Al Gore’s promise to pay off the national debt in 12 years by devoting $2 of projected surpluses toward debt reduction for every $1 used for tax cuts, George W. Bush vowed to do “that thing Gore just said, only better” during Tuesday’s presidential debate. “Yeah, that debt thing,” the Republican candidate said during his allotted 90-second rebuttal.... [More]
I was in the VIP lounge last week en route to Seattle.
While in the lounge, I notice Bill Gates sitting on the chesterfield enjoying a cognac.I was meeting with a very important client who was also flying to Seattle with me but she was running a bit late.
Being a forward type of guy, I approached Mr. Gates and introduced myself.I explained to him that I was conducting some very important business and how much I would appreciate it if he could throw a quick “hello Chris” at me when I was... [More]
Nike now lets you personalize your shoes by submitting a word or phrase which they will stitch onto your shoes, under the swoosh. So Jonah Peretti filled out the form and sent them $50 to stitch “sweatshop” onto his shoes.
Here’s the responses he got… fun and games with Nike…
From: “Personalize, NIKE iD” <email@example.com>
To: “‘Jonah H. Peretti’” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: Your NIKE iD order o16468000
Your NIKE iD order was cancelled for one or more of