- Something is going to have to change soon. It’s getting harder to write or work at home again. * Jim wants to know if I’ll be at any conferences this year. Much as I’d liek to say yes, the answer is probably not. Mix 06 / Web Tech Ed:TNG [http://www.mix06.com/] or ICANN Wellington [http://www.icann.org.nz/] would be nice though. * I mispelt an entry a search on wikipedia the other day and found the GTD style of time management [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GTD] which seems to suit me well. More investigation required. * Another addition to the folksonomic world side of Web 2.0 - ma.gnolia [http://ma.gnolia.com/] - is recruiting beta testers as we speak. I hope this beta is more friendly than the last few I’ve seen - neither Flock [http://www.flock.com/]nor IE7 [http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/ie7/default.mspx] were that great. * Want to build a Vista [http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/winvista_beta1_01.asp] VM running the Expression suite [http://www.theopensourcery.com/msexpressionsuite.htm] and Winfx libraries [http://msdn.microsoft.com/winfx/]. Can’t think of a point when I’d have the time to play with them though. Karli has been kind enough to give me some copies of Beg [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0764578472/hmobiuscom-20]and Pro C# 2.0 [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0764575341/hmobiuscom-20] which I probably will run through. * Something will be done with hmobius.com soon * Warren’s Nextwave [http://www.marvel.com/publishing/stories/showstory.htm?id=65]and Blackgas [http://www.blackgas.net/]comic series have both been released in the shops. Nextwave #1 has already sold out but is being reissued next month and Blackgas is still around if you like a good old-fashioned zombie storyline. * Went to see Soufly [http://www.soulflyweb.com/main.html]last night at the Academy supported by Skindred [http://www.skindred.com/]. Very similar bands in the response they get and the type of songs they perform (albeit with different styles). Unfortunately Max [http://images.google.co.uk/images?q=max+cavalera]had almost lost his voice and kept disappearing off the stage throughout the gig leaving time for the kind of uncalled for extended solos that gave guitarists the ‘widdly’ and ‘self-loving’ catcalls they don’t often deserve. Bad timing I guess. Max and crew can be so much better. Will have to check out more Skindred stuff though. Benji is putting out music that’s jsut as good as Dub War ever made. * Devin’s [http://www.devintownsend.com]latest newsletter pointed out his new album Synchestra [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CC3VCA/hmobiuscom-20] is now out (Kerrang gave it 4K this week as well) and the MySpace area he’s put up [http://www.myspace.com/devintownsenddtb]for some nice clips from it to listen to. I’ve never given MySpace much of a look before, but I can feel a lot of music being streamed my way.