20070221

Reflections on Coke

Yesterday someone I know was drinking a Caffeine-Free Diet Coke and asking why bitterly.  I told him it was probably best called Coke Pointless, and that made him smile where it fell short. :-)

This reminded me of my random fountain-drink recipe for the world. Forget "Coke-ness" coming from restaurants quickly making room for Coke Zero and the like.  How many restaurants have the nozzle real estate?

My solution is simple – and works for Diet Pepsi too. (Shhh. Don't tell the folks at Coca-Cola.)  Fill up 90% with Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi, as your current restaurant's allegiance allows; then simply top off with Coca-Cola Classic or Pepsi respectively.  Adjust percentages to your liking, and enjoy! :-D

20070208

First Impression: Windows Vista

For the first time since the Nintendo 64's release, I promptly ponied up for technology.  The day of Windows Vista's consumer release, I ordered a Dell XPS notebook with Vista Business.

I've only had a few hours to tinker with it over the last couple nights, but I like what I see.  Sure, the obvious changes aren't radical; but that's good in my estimation.  What I liked about XP Professional seems to remain, and what's new is downright slick!

20070205

Flashbacks to Hotmail

I'm pretty new to Gmail, and already I'm having flashbacks to Hotmail. For the last hour I've been greeted by:
We're sorry, but Gmail is temporarily unavailable. We're currently working to fix the problem -- please try logging in to your account in a few minutes.
So much for a few minutes. Isn't SaaS great? At least in the good old days I could call my ISP or hit my Exchange server. ;-)