Random Thoughts

About all I have time or energy for at the moment is to note a few random items of interest. The first is Jeffrey Zeldman's Write  When Inspired (via Daring Fireball, of course). Take it as the rationale for the current blight of posts here. And take it as sage advice. Sometimes I beat myself up if I'm not posting very regularly, but in the end this is just personal site, it's a sideline, a hobby, but I really try to keep the quality as high as I can make it. So I'll post when I'm able to post well.

I've also discovered that Gruber doesn't grok Facebook:

Facebook is a good match for FriendFeed, insofar as I’ve never understood why I’d want to use either of them.

I'd just always thought that the desire to use Facebook is pretty self-explanatory. You hook up with people you know and like, or with people you've lost touch with. You may not want to do either of those things, but that's why you'd use it if you did. On the other hand, I don't get why anyone would want to use Twitter, which I understand Mr. Gruber does indeed use. So I'm working out a cockamamie theory that there are two types of people in the world: Facebook people and Twitter people, with somehow fundamentally different brain structures. Of course, in my theory the Facebook people are just a shade better than the Twitter people. It's got a long way to go.

Lastly, hysterical links one and two. Damn, that's some funny stuff.

Okay, so yeah, my reading's been pretty limited as well. In any case, hi Internet. It's been a while. But rest assured, I do have posts in the pipe. Coming soon.

But for now I rest.

Upgrade Disks Are for Non-SysAdmins

UPDATE: I knew there was something I was forgetting. (See why I'm laying off the writing?) I really want to show my support for Gruber and pre-order Snow Leopard via his site, but I'm unsure of the upgrade procedure. Seems the only version available is an "Upgrade" version. But what does that mean? Does that mean if I upgrade I'll get one of those funky upgrade disks? Does it mean I won't have a full install disk? 'Cause I'm not down with that. I'll gladly pay extra for a disk that lets me install the whole shebang from the single DVD. As a SysAdmin I simply cannot abide the hassle upgrade disks entail. So can anyone tell me definitively? Are the Snow Leopard disks available from Amazon full install disks?