Archive for July, 2007

The digital dark age?

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Photoshop News features a link to a BBC story on the looming “digital dark age”. According to the story, thousands of digital files are lost each year because newer computers can’t open them. While paper can sit on a shelf for years without losing information, files stored on floppy discs or other media are lost […]

Life, death, and your iPhone

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

While I usually read the Get Rich Slowly blog for financial tips, an entry from last Friday focuses on the nature of life, death, and money. My favorite quote: When you’re lying on your deathbed, you won’t think, “Damn! I got an iPhone.” You’ll remember your friends, and you’ll remember the experiences you’ve had.

The luckiest day ever

Saturday, July 7th, 2007

Today is July 7th of 2007 or 7/7/07. There are couples getting married and lottery players lining up to buy tickets because this is supposed to be the luckiest day ever. I think I managed to catch some of that luck. Over the weekend I built a new computer, installed Windows XP, and got it […]