A few things for Friday:
- Technology good, technology bad: Today, I impressed myself by pulling a shot of espresso on a fur-real espresso machine for the first time without any instruction, and with an audience. I guess my years of watching baristas paid off. But then, hours later, my cell phone rang during a meeting. So very uncool. No one ever calls me during the day, except, apparently, when it is the worst-possible time to call.
- I am the proud owner of a half pound of Kona coffee fresh from Hawaii. Thanks, Normen!
- I think I am going to do it. Apple finally made an MP3 player that I can’t resist. It’s damn cute, damn small, and damn cheap. I’ll be ordering it this weekend.
- Speaking of new toys, I am deciding if I want to upgrade my phone now that I am up for my contract renewal. Part of me wants the new fancy features, but the other part of me is still happy with my two-year-old phone. I guess it depends on how much I want a camera and outside display. I’ll probably wait until a smaller phone comes out. I am a sucker for tiny gadgets.
- Just registered for the WITI conference in October. Sounds like a mixed bag. Talks include “Women at Play: Women as Consumers of Entertainment Technology” and “Turning Walls into Bridges, Becoming The Person You Were Meant to Be.” Hmmm…
- Anna has an interesting post about programming as a kid. Makes me realize how I am really just a wannabe geek. While I was always a fan of computer games and stuff like Print Shop, I never once thought about programming until I got to college.