Monday Mode

Flushed out my inbox, waded through oodles of documentation, tried to get to grips with corporate reality again. Monday is always a bit like slipping into a suit and tie - it fits, it shapes your entire way of thinking, but the shoes seem two sizes too small until you start walking about.

While unwinding from work, I started hacking Markdown support into CVSTrac. It's now done and contributed. Best of all, not only does it work for me, but it should be generally useful - just stick markdown.pl in there and you have a lean, mean C Wiki with a Perl sidecar.

But before that, I rummaged through my newspipe inbox and found these:

  • As I predicted, trying to count the references to today's Treo 650 launch is a futile exercise: press release, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (this one's fun), 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. Whew.
  • The T5 got an update already, further confirming my feeling (brought on by these photos) that it was a bit of a rush job to keep the unwashed masses entertained until the next OS release comes by.
  • Jef Raskin's brief comments just got quoted out of context in a big way.
  • RIM's competition gets going. Whether or not they'll be able to make wireless syncing a pleasant experience across the board is yet to be established.
  • Talking about pleasant experiences in PDAs (not!), the upcoming Windows Mobile 2005 is popping up. I wonder if they can make the network settings dialogs even more confusing this time around...
  • There's a Doom movie in production IMDB - with The Rock as Sarge. I don't expect motion picture history to come out of this one, but I can't help but wonder if he'll be smoking a cigar while fragging baddies...