Archive: February 11th, 2003

100 stories of unfamous people

Mark Pilgrim has started publishing a series of stories, to number one hundred when they’re all finished.

"They are all original. They are all interrelated. Some of them are over 80 years old."

Some will be familiar to readers of his blog. All of them are good.

iChat country

I just had a chat with Jamie from Message where we went from the Pixies to EmmyLou Harris in just a few degrees of separation.

"Is your iTunes telling the world you’re playing the Pixies?"

"Yes. There’s a neat little app called iChatStatus that grabs the current song from iTunes."

"Ah. I like the Pixies. Cool."

"Dude, the Pixies, like, rocked."

"They like todally invented Nirvana!"

"Totally… hey, I just got hold of Frank Black’s latest solo album. I like it a lot - it has a touch of country to it."

"Good! Today I’ve listened to: Willy Nelson, LeAnne Rimes (yikes!) and a tribute to Gram Parsons. Country (rock) rocks!"

"Ohh.. tribute to Gram Parsons; that sounds good. Gram Parsons, like, totally rocks my country world."

"I only tried him out very recently. Had a day where he got mentioned alot so played a couple of albums Jo had of his. I’m an EmmyLou Harris fan so it fit quite well."

"Yeah, EmmyLou Harris is great. When she and Gram Parsons get together, ‘tis a joy to behold."


Konfabulator is just about the coolest OS X application I’ve seen in a long while.

I take that back. It’s not really an application, per se. It’s whatever you want it to be.

Basically, it’s a framework for little desktop widgets. It’s the range and power of those widgets that’s so cool.

Right now, I have a couple of widgets dotted around my desktop; a bandwidth profiler, a validator, a game and much more.

It’s stuff like this that makes me want to try my hand at being a desktop developer.