Archive: January 2003

“Two Towers” Blows Me Away (January 5, 2003)

So I finally got around to seeing The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers today. (I was supposed to see it the night it opened — but I kinda hit a bit of a distraction on the way…) All I can say is: wow. Director Peter Jackson somehow has managed in three hours of […]

Share A Memory With the World (January 3, 2003)

Have you ever been to a concert, or movie, or show, or any other event, and had something happen there that led you to save the ticket stub, as a way to call back the memory of what happened? Maybe it was the movie you saw on your first date, or the last gig your […]

Highlights of 2002 (January 2, 2003)

A little belated, perhaps, but just thought I’d run down a few of the things I was thankful for in 2002… Wilco, “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot“. Album of the year, no matter how much fawning over Eminem the media does. Coldplay, “A Rush of Blood to the Head”. Was this a 2002 release? Or did it […]

Don Park: “Sash is Trash” (January 2, 2003)

So Don Park is saying on his blog that IBM’s Sash technology is, well, trash — too hard to install, too bloated, too complicated. Maybe he’s right — I never had the chance to use Sash on a production project, so I dunno. But I have done some noodling around with it, and many of […]

A New Year’s Blast From the Past (January 1, 2003)

To celebrate 2003, I’m posting something I wrote on this day three years ago, when we were all looking around and realizing that Y2K hadn’t melted everything down after all.