Blog posts tagged "microsoft"

The Other Firefly, Phoenix Like?

December 6th, 2005

I’ve been telling myself that someday I’m going to make it to Scott’s NY New Tech Meetup, ever since he mentioned it this Summer.

But boy do I wish I was going tonight apparently there will be a demo of

Firefly (decision-support application)

Um, you mean like Pattie Maes’ Firefly, that hottest, sexiest, most buzzworthy, proto-dotcom spin off of the Media Lab? (complete with rockstar founder). The one that was bought, and killed by Microsoft?

Of course, now in our wiser, more cynical age, who would be dumb enough to pour their metadata into a closed system? To trust a company to safeguard the gates of their community?

Just kidding.

Also demoing: apap.us, locl.us and movie.us (Apparently .us has arrived. Or at least someone is hoping so.)

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Subversion, blargh

August 9th, 2004

Having spent the morning playing with Subversion, I’m going to take the name at face value and assume it’s really a very subtle plot to kill open source productivity, and will hence forth be referring to it as “cointelpro” instead.

update: I confess I was wrong, anything you say, now please just put away the hot irons. Having been told by all my nearest and dearest exactly how wrong I am, I confess, there were really 4 fingers, my memories to the contrary were faulty. I’ll swear off tech blogging (burying it certain fathoms beneath the earth no less), and go back to posting pictures of fluffy kittens, and unsubstaniated Oregonian rumors.

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