I love XKCD. I have it on my reader, so that I get the new cartoons. With the announcement of Windows 7 at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, there has been buzz all over about it. I don’t think it will be as bad as this cartoon portrays, but then again, I’m The Only Person in the World Who Likes Vista .™ Apparently, lots of people, myself included, are interested in getting one of the 2.5 million beta copies that were supposed to be released yesterday. Release was delayed by heavy traffic on the website. Steve Ballmer made a mistake announcing the release, and overwhelmed the servers. I suspect it will be released next week…without an announcement. Go take a look at the website, it looks like there will be some neat stuff in this edition. Looks like a lot of it is geared toward laptops and netbooks. And home networks. (And I got to the cartoon before Ærchie.)
Next up, congratulations to Gnukid for posting the 1000th comment on my blog. The honor of first comment goes to Nurse Myra. So to both of you, virtual kisses. Mwwwwah! And to the rest of you who comment and/or read, smooches to you, too.
Kym is back! Yeah! Kym is back! After having her computer in the shop all this year, she’s back, and her first picture of 2009 is even more spectacular than the pictures of 2008. I excitedly await her new output. And if you get a chance, go look at the Cuckoo’s Nest. Kitty has grown a lot as a photographer since she started her photoblog last May, about the time I started Photofilia.
Next year I want to go to She’s Geeky. It’s a little too late this year, and anyway, I’m going to Colorado in February. But next year, I want to go and hang out with geeky women. Thanks, Compu-Diva, for turning me on to this. And maybe one year I’ll get to BlogHer, too.
Seattle is about to become a one-newspaper town. Or if the Seattle Times continues to bleed red ink, perhaps a no-newspaper town. I am really sad at yesterday’s announcement that the Seattle Post-Intelligencer is up for sale. Under its Joint Operating Agreement with the Seattle Times, if it doesn’t get a buyer in the next 60 days, it can close. Hearst, which owns the paper, is holding out hope for maintaining an online presence. This newspaper has been in existence since 1863. I would be very sad to see it die entirely.I had hoped it would be the right-wing, family owned Times that would die first. Although print media all seems to be going the way of the Dodo, what with magazines sucking hind tit and book publishers cutting staff, book stores closing, etc. I will just echo David Horsey, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist at the P-I: