I’ve signed up for a Remember The Milk account to try and keep track of my domestic life. I don’t know if the app is any good yet (though it’s certainly well regarded), but the signup screen is as good an example of the usefulness of Ajax as I’ve seen – go try it now, even if you don’t press the commit button.
Andy posted about cultural differences between India and the west, in particular about the problems with water. On a related note I was tangentially affected by a similar difference today. The guys I help in India went home early to avoid potential riots after a government tribunal announced how water would be distributed between neighbouring states.
I hardly ever get sent home to avoid water riots.
How bout dem [Bears/Colts], eh? I haven’t watched the game yet actually (it didn’t start until 11pm here, and I’m just not that committed) and am busy not finding out the score. That’s harder than it sounds, even in a foreign country. I can’t check my feed reader, no looking at news sites, and even reading my gmail I have to cover the little rss ticker along the top of the screen with one hand*. They should make a WGBH documentary about me – “Life as a 17th Century Software Tester”
Update: OK, finished, you can talk to me now.
*Fortunately I’m accustomed to using the Internet with one hand.
Most athletic events impress me. Someone who can run 100m in sub-10 seconds, or a mile in under 4 minutes (let alone the current world record) is hugely impressive, though I can kind of see how you can get there from where I am. Not that I actually could, but…
Then there are the events that I just don’t get, that I can’t imagine being able to do. The pole vault is an obvious one, but one that’s always impressed me is the high jump. I just don’t get how people can be that springy!
Anyway, that’s all fluff for saying watch this, which is if anything even more impressive than the Fosbury Flop.