Some of you may say “whytf umofo”, and some may say “I’ve always wanted to be able to do that!”. This hack is for the later, but I will try below to explain to the former why it is useful. If anyone knows of an easier way to do it, please let me know. Apache [...]
Monthly Archives: May 2007
I’m now back here in Sydney waiting for my connecting flight back to Canberra. Great-googamooga the last few days have been a whirl, and hence a lack of blogging. Day Two (Wednesday) (I didn’t have my camera with me this day.) A good day at the booth. I had a couple of Technical Sessions on [...]
Woi, and intense, exhausting, exciting day yesterday. In typical form, we managed to setup our booth (above) and demos just moments before the Exhibitor’s Pavilion opened. The first day on the floor is always a killer: 11:30am to 8:30pm. I was wise and kept up my sustenance over that period; an apple for breakfast and [...]
The “JRuby: understanding the fuss” talk was very interesting. I was surprised to see how rich and “deep” the Ruby mode in Netbeans was. And step-debugging through lines in .rhtml files was a very neat trick. They asked how many people in the audience liked doing webapp development using their framework of choice. The response [...]
After a quick visit to the Apple store, I spent the morning at the CommunityOne event (ala Netbeans day). The first general session included a chat by Jonathan Schwartz and Rich Green. Although they jumped around a little, they kept coming back to “Java is too hard” (Jonathan’s words). I suppose that it is a [...]
I work 99.9% of the time from home. But I keep in mostly constant contact with the gang through IRC and IM. This of course brings with it the usual accompaniment of standard (lol, rofl, bbiab, ack, nak) and non-standard (co=cool, swee=sweet, mo=mos=’o=morning) shorthand phrases. Inevitably, at least for me, this physical-isolation but virtual-colocation has [...]
Just arrived at San Francisco again, for this years JavaOne. Bee-autiful day here, just enough time for a quick blog from the hotel room before heading out for drinks.
Some of they guys at work went to see Tim Minchin this week. Wish I could have gone, check out this great short song: “If You Open Your Mind Too Much Your Brain Will Fall Out (Take My Wife)” mp3 link.