Archive for August 2005

the connection at my hotel Part 2

The Internet connection here didn’t improve much even at after midnight, so it wasn’t the peak hour traffic that was a problem… I called LodgeNet and the guy had no clue and told me he would work on it. I was tired anyway so I went to sleep. Woke up this morning , same thing. [...]

the connection at my hotel

The connection at my hotel is insanely slow at peak hours, like right now, 20:00 PST… Crazy packet loss… [PowerBert:~] ayn% ping www.google.com PING www.l.google.com (64.233.179.104): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 64.233.179.104: icmp_seq=0 ttl=240 time=136.066 ms 64 bytes from 64.233.179.104: icmp_seq=2 ttl=240 time=1929.158 ms 64 bytes from 64.233.179.104: icmp_seq=3 ttl=240 time=929.055 ms 64 bytes [...]

Venture Chronicles by Jeff Nolan: Other Shoe on Google Talk

Venture Chronicles by Jeff Nolan: Other Shoe on Google Talk Of course Jeff Nolan was right, but the thing is, there are already Jabber/XMPP transports that work with AIM/ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo. I’ve used Jabber for years and they work just fine. You do need an account on all the other services to talk to [...]

Jealous lover program writer nicked

Jealous lover program writer nicked LOL!

Amazon Prime

I finally joined Amazon Prime, as I would probably be ordering quite a bit of stuff from them with the move and all…

How to Predict Google’s Next Product

How to Predict Google’s Next Product

Costco

Photo_082605_001 Originally uploaded by andrewyng. It takes forever to get gas from Costco here…

Evo picked up by shipper

Sherry texted me this morning and told me Intercity Lines had picked up my Evo, she said they were very professional and inspected the car like with a microscope. My car should get to the bay area mid to late next week! Woho! I need to cancel the pickup with Horseless. Intercity Lines was slightly [...]

Google Talk

Google Talk Nice, DIE AIM, Yahoo IM, and MSN… Actually, I’m still gonna stick with Skype unless Google talk is a lot better… (with features like encryption, SkypeOut, SkypeIn, and voicemail)… Looks like Google Talk is nothing but Jabber, I’ve used Jabber for about 5 years now, with my friend Dan’s server… Oh well… UPDATE: [...]

Soda machine

Photo_082305_003.jpg Originally uploaded by andrewyng. I’ve always wanted one of these at home…