I’ve posted a bunch more photos from my February trip to Hong Kong over at my Flickr account. There were a few additional photos from the Temple of 10,000 Buddhas, but most of them are from a trip to the Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastary.
A couple of quick weblog notes…I’m continuing to play…so, if you scroll down and look to the right, you’ll see I’ve added some items to the sidebar. Specifically, I’ve added my del.icio.us links, my recent music and also books that I am reading, plan to read, etc.
Also, I noticed that the site looks a little bit funny if you are using Internet Explorer 6.0 as your browser. I’m sorry about that. It looks better in Firefox and Safari. I’m not sure that i will be able to fix it. I’m hoping that IE7 will fix it.
In Part 1 (from last week), Senator Ted Stevens explains that the “Internet is series of tubes.” In Part 2, the Daily Show’s Resident Expert John “I’m a PC” Hodgman discusses the Net Neutrality Act.
If there is one gadget that I think I’m pretty excited about, it’s the Sony Reader which is Sony’s new e-book device. It’s been announced for a while now and is scheduled to be available shortly (late summer to early autumn). From the things that I have read, I think this device has the potential to transform the publishing industry like the iPod has changed the music industry.
What’s so cool about this device (as opposed to other e-books)? Well, first, it uses a new type of display technology – Gizmodo calls “amazing (and amazingly readable).” It also appears to have a really good battery life and you can expand the memory to carry a lot of material. But most exciting is that you can use it with not only the (I’m guessing) Sony eBook format, but also PDFs, RSS (with images), JPEGs and “personal documents” (whatever that means – maybe word, html or text documents). Also, from the images, the design itself looks pretty slick as well.
As a general rule, I pretty much think that anything that allows me to take stuff out of and reduce the weight of my shoulder bag is a good thing. Typically, I carry a two or three magazines and a book when I travel. Also, I typically read a couple of books at a time…so this looks like it may allow me to take some stuff out of my bag and have access to a lot of the content that I want at the same time.
Oooooh! I’m getting the shivers just thinking about it.
So at long last, there is a dining room table in the dining room. Hooray!
Kim and I painted the dining room last week and the table was delivered a couple of days later. There’s still some paint trim that needs to be touched up (hopefully this weekend), things to be re-hung or re-attached and the current plan is to get a sisal rug for underneath the table but I think most of the hard work (two coats of paint) is done and I’m very happy with the way that it is coming along.
You don’t get a real sense of the color (laurel leaf from Behr) in the picture above. You can probably get a little better sense of it from some other pictures that I have posted up on Flickr which you can find by clicking here.