Sunday, August 21, 2005

Coffee Break

I started drinking coffee in college. It was more of a study aid than a beverage. Dark, aromatic, slightly bitter, I took it with half and half, along with a donut, or a cookie, or a piece of chocolate. The caffeine and sugar got me through the late hours.

Today, I enjoy my coffee black. I care enough to grind the beans each morning and am rewarded with its sweet aroma. During brewing, I watch the first few pale brown drops drip into the carafe. I leave, but I am never really gone as the bouquet continues to flirt with me. Shortly, upon my return, I behold a full pot of liquid – hot, rich, and dark.

When it sits in my mug, I observe wisps of rising steam. Looking closer, I note faint patches of oil on the surface. I contemplate the day ahead and take a sip. Within moments, anything seems possible.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Rotate 1.2 Available

Here's what's new in version 1.2:
  • 180 degree screen rotation
  • Option to autohide the grafitti area after rotation
  • A soft reset used to disable rotation. This has been fixed.
The 180 degree turn isn't as goofy as it sounds. It was useful to me when I had to show info to someone who sat across the table.

Download it at:

http://www.ytechnology.com/rotate/download.htm

More details are written up in the readme.txt file. And remember, this is shareware. If you find Rotate useful, $5 will buy you a clear conscience. :-)