Adam Fields (weblog)

This blog is largely deprecated, but is being preserved here for historical interest. Check out my index page at for more up to date info. My main trade is technology strategy, process/project management, and performance optimization consulting, with a focus on enterprise and open source CMS and related technologies. More information. I write periodic long pieces here, shorter stuff goes on twitter or


Temperature-sensitive wall paint

Filed under: — adam @ 4:34 pm

That’s cool. It’s wall paint that changes color with temperature fluctuations.

Treo 700w

Filed under: — adam @ 4:33 pm

Can someone tell me what’s compelling in any way about a Treo running Windows CE (or whatever they’re calling it these days), especially one with only a 240×240 screen? Sure, it’s got EVDO and 64MB RAM, but you probably need that extra to run Windows, and besides, those are hardware enhancements.

Apparently, the Office integration was rewritten by Palm and it isn’t using the built-in windows mobile implementation (and one would assume they could just as easily have done so for PalmOS or Cobalt or whatever), so… what’s the upside here?

Sharks with frickin laser beams

Filed under: — adam @ 2:43 pm

“Armed dolphins, trained by the US military to shoot terrorists and pinpoint spies underwater, may be missing in the Gulf of Mexico.”


Amazingly comprehensive Canon SLR FAQ

Filed under: — adam @ 8:58 am

Wow, there’s all sorts of good info in this amazingly comprehensive Canon SLR FAQ. Mostly it covers film cameras, but almost all of that is applicable to dSLRs too.

Subservient Stewie

Filed under: — adam @ 8:49 am

Family Guy riffs on the subservient chicken.

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