Nerds @ palmdrive

Palmdrive

This is a personal website. Don't ask too much, you won't get too much. This website is intended to become usefull, or maybe just cool one day. Unfortunately (for the website) I got twins a few years ago and am therefore busy with other more impatient stuff. Don't get me wrong, babies are a blessing. It's just that they require a little attention from time to time and have to share my free time with the various websites I am working on.

In terms of hosting, I went for the cheapest option: My garage. My DSL line is proudly offering you a 1MB upload capability. So yes, it is a bit slow, and a slashdotting will just kill it off.

On the left, you see the main menu. You can click on the various items.

  • Guestbook. Who doesn't know what a guestbook is? You can write feedback there.
  • Tools. Two tools as of today:
    • Units: Want to convert temperature, length, area, volume or mass between metric and us/imperial systems? This page has been specifically designed for you.
    • Calendar: Allow you to put alerts on a specified day and receive notifications two and one week before, the day before and the due day.
  • Video. As of today, a couple of tests of MPEG encoders (MPEG-2 and MPEG-4).
  • Shopping. A collection of my best and worst shopping experience in the SF Bay Area.
  • User-Agent. A small piece of code provided for free, to detect Browser and OS out of a User-Agent String.
  • Garbage. All the stuff I didn't know where to put. Links, mostly. And all the old pages in this site that are most likely not going to be maintained anytime soon and is not directly relevant to anything I want to do with this site.
  • Visits. This free counter is provided by Web Counter
                    The San Sebastian Mines

But surely you don't want me to do anything about it. My mines and your
railroad were seized by the will of the people. You wouldn't want me to
oppose the will of the people, would you? I thought you would recognize
it as an honest effort to practice what the whole world is preaching.
Doesn't everyone believe that it is evil to be selfish? I was totally
selfless in regard to the San Sebastian project. Isn't it evil to work
for a profit? I did not work for profit -- I took a loss. Doesn't
everyone agree that the justification of an industrial venture is not
production, but the livelihood of its employees? The San Sebastian
mines were the most eminently successful venture in industrial history:
they produced no copper, but they provided a livelihood for thousands of
men who could not have achieved, in a lifetime, the equivalent of what
they got for one day's work, which they could not do ... I did not
exploit anyone. I did not burden the San Sebastian mines with my useless
presence; I left them in the hands of those who count ... I turned it
over to a mining specialist. He was not a very good specialist, but he
needed the job very badly. Isn't it generally conceded that when you
hire a man for a job, it's his need that counts, not his ability?
Doesn't everyone believe that in order to get the goods, all you have
to do is need them? I have carried out every moral precept of our age.
I expected gratitude and a citation of honor. I do not understand why
I am being damned.
-- Francisco d'Anconia
What's new?
01-Feb-06: One more video test!
29-Jan-06: Brand new design (Hope you like it)
07-Jul-04: Calendar Alerts
29-May-04: User Registration & stuff
29-May-04: User-Agent
29-May-04: Calendar
15-Mar-04: Units(Gas mileage)
What's next?
A currency converter, on the same model as the units.
Some more MPEG-2 encoders, some more movies tested