Carmakers and suppliers expect head-up display (HUD) technology to get a
new lease on life with the advent of multicolor light-emitting diodes
(LEDs), smaller liquid-crystal displays, and windshield optics innovations.
Steven Stringfellow of General Motors’ Electrical Center reports that …
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The proper thing to do when C-x v v is called and files are modified
depends on whether or not multiple files had been changed. If multiple
files would be committed in a single patchset, one should bring up a
dired buffer containing the modified files, allowing the user to
unmark a few. When the files have been selected, a log window should
appear. C-c C-c in this window should commit the patchset.
I suspect my computer does _not_ keep time in GMT, annoying as heck.
Oh, it does that on suspend.
About my father
Perhaps he and I are more similar than we thought. I know I am cross
and irritable when my computer malfunctions, particularly when I need
it most, and profoundly grateful to those who help me restore it to a
working state. Yesterday it was my turn to rescue a computer, and at
no time have I been more grateful for the opportunity to be of help. I
saw my father’s face light up when the Vaio slept and woke at his
touch. I heard him laugh appreciatively as the Vaio chimed to indicate
an increase or decrease in volume. I felt the life flowing back into
him, the accustomed excitement returning to his voice. He lived,
loved, _was_ – and I was no longer afraid.
It is important to me to find a friend with similar dreams. I need
someone I can compete and cooperate with, someone who will help spur
me to heights of greatness. Hacking on Emacs is so much more fun when
I can tell stories about it – another reason why open source community
is so important to me. Trying to improve my teaching is easier when
there’s someone who’ll be ecstatic when I have great class days and
sympathetic when I wonder if we really make a difference.
I want international prominence, and by that I mean I want to
contribute to major projects and get to meet people who are really,
really into working with technology. I want to help people mix. I want
to promote technology. I want to promote _social_ technology,
technology that helps makes people’s lives better.
I thought about crossing fields and helping Eric out, but my heart’s
not really into graphics. I am, however, into funky devices, so am
exploring gesture-based Linux. wayv looks potentially useful, although
still a little raw. Last active development was 2001. Might go into
alternative input and output devices; close enough to my wearables
A little note about gadgets
I am not into gadgets for gadgets’ sake, and personally I find it hard
to understand why people are into the latest phones “just because”. I
don’t see technology as a way of separating myself from other people.
In fact, I prefer to see it as a way of connecting me to others. I
guess that’s why I prefer my unassuming headphones+audio getup to that
visually impressive but technologically aloof head-mounted display
that people like focusing on so much. With a HMD, other people focus
on technology. When technology disappears into the background, they
can focus on me – and I like that. ;) That’s why I take notes with my
computer under the table. My focus is on the other person, not on the
Yesterday found us at the Greenbelt mall. Kathy wanted to watch
Buffalo Soldiers – she heard it was a comedy. My dad hadn’t watched
LOTR yet, but tickets were impossible to get, so we all settled for
Buffalo Soldiers instead.
Fifteen minutes into the film, I leaned over and asked my parents if
they minded me going off to Timezone or Powerbooks, as I’d probably
enjoy myself better there.
Got up and left.
After I met up with my family again, my father told me I’d made a good
choice. I told him I’d learned how to cut my losses and run. ;)
I guess that means I’m getting to know myself pretty well. I know what
movies I like and don’t like. I’m not afraid to miss out on a
surprisingly cool movie by walking out on it. I figured that if it was
_really_ good, then they wouldn’t mind seeing it again.
Glad I followed my instincts.
Note to self: It would be really cool if I could rig up a weekly
script to scrape the movie titles from http://www.sureseats.com and
look up reviews in the Internet Movie Database. This script could run
every Wednesday – that’s when they change movies. If I brought my
computer along, then I could just flip it open, check the plot summary
and the ratings… Hmmm. Ideas, ideas.