Crisis Avoided

I’m still graduating in May.

Thank God.

Bye.

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Incomplete

The big rage these days is an idea called Web 2.0—the transformation of the world wide web into an application platform. However, the web has quite a few limitations.

Input Devices

There are three basic ways to get input from a user on the web:

  1. Keyboard
  2. Mouse
  3. File Upload

While most applications only need a keyboard/mouse derived user input, the emergence of voice, video, and other devices are leaving the web behind.

Applications like Macromedia’s Flash boast voice/webcam support, but I’ve never seen a good implementation. Maybe Ryan Guill can point to a few?

Speed

From Wikipedia’s Web 2.0 entry:

The proponents of this thinking expect that ultimately Web 2.0 services will replace desktop computing applications for many purposes.

Let’s hope one of those purposes isn’t something that involves video. I’ll admit it, I’ve been a little behind with computer hardware until recently while buying a new computer I learned most video cards have heatsinks and fans on them. A lot of people go ahead and buy additional PCI slot fans just to cool their video cards.

What does this mean? The [‘thin-client/grid’] dream that a lot of companies are learning to love the grid are going to be missing some critical users. I seriously doubt the grid-connected thin client will be able to handle Battlefield 2 unless it bulks up and gets a massive graphics card and a hefty amount of RAM.

2 + 2 = 5

monday, post laundry:

– went to applebees with shaina. bought her orange sherbet afterwards. – got some excedrin.
i don't remember. – went to huddle with devin. twas okay. – stayed up really late. not sure why.

tuesday:

– went to work. – i now know DHTML. – went to philosophy. i should stop going to that class too. – went back to work. – went to rick and nori's to sleep. – can't sleep. so nori made me spaghetti. – this obviously had me missing cis 307. oh well. – got back to the room at about 7:30. out like a lightbulb after the first 45 minutes of the matrix.

The weekend is great to have

The weekend is great to have. Earlier today the Jazz band played at the special olympics at Apollo and man it was windy.
Stuff was blowing all over the place. I’m going to buy Diary of a Genius as my first book to read off the Tool’s recommended reading list. Another link of interest: Laziness is good for you! I’ll probably update later today. Bye.