Namely, a 100-pound someone managed to eat the whole thing within the three hour time limit to get it for free. (Scroll down to “Update:”)
Moment of Zen
Both and myself are off today because of Inaguration Day, so we're taking it easy this morning. Well, not entirely easy because the plumber could be showing up in a couple of hours. We've had a couple of leaks that have been bothering us since we bought the house, so yesterday I put in a bid through ServiceMagic to see if we could get someone in today. I had a couple of calls, checked the online reviews and booked a plumber. Much better this way, I think, than the old way of picking someone blind from the phonebook.
In other news, I've started being a permanent contributor to The Apple Blog, a blog covering Apple and all things relating to the Macintosh. I started writing for them on a guest contributor basis for MacWorld, and they liked my stuff enough to offer me a permanent slot. Fortunately, it's a group blog so there are others to pick up the slack in the event that, like so often on this blog, I've got nothin'. One of the next articles I have planned for The Apple Blog is about MacJournal, so watch that space for that review if you're interested in blogging software for Mac OS X.
While I was looking into MacWorld this year, I noticed that Wil Wheaton was on the program this year, so I thought I'd check out his featured presentation this year. I'd read his blog over at WilWheaton.net on and off since about 2003. He hasn't been in my blog bookmarks in Safari, but I'm adding him now. He's a genuinely nice guy, who took time while he was signing my book to talk to me about if any of his books will be coming out in PDA format anytime soon. The short answer is “no, probably not,” because of piracy and the small market share. He mentioned considering maybe putting out a collection of his blog entries in PDA format, but he writes his books to put food on the table and I respect that. What really impressed me was the fact that he obviously knew what he was talking about and took the time to explain why he chose not to go that way which, considering the subject matter, was pretty cool.
I also had my picture taken with him:
I'm not terribly photogenic, so apologies to those who think they need one.
Moment of Zen