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Blog Archive for daniel during May 2008

I'm not the blogger police, but I don't understand these blogs that are just a bunch of pictures. Arun Gupta has posted ten collections of pictures without any context. "Oh Daniel," you say, "you're so old you just don't appreciate that blogs can be many things." Actually I do appreciate that. And I'm not opposed to pictures in blog postings. James Duncan Davidson posts pictures in his blog all...
I don't understand Twitter. Please feel free to use the comments below to call me a stupid old-fashioned luddite who wouldn't know the next big thing if it tried to add its second life avatar as my facebook buddy. Or you could use the comments below to imagine the Twitter log for your favorite Sun exec this week. In my midwestern ill-informed opinion, either would be a better use of your time...
Jonathan Simon popped up in IM as I was leaving for JavaOne. "Dude," he said --- it's his standard greeting, "check this out." He directed me to Terrence Barr's post on the LWUIT (Lightweight UI Toolkit). Jonathan had worked on something similar a while back and was glad to see someone else making progress on this problem. He told me to see if I could find these guys at JavaOne and so yesterday I...
Jonathan Simon popped up in IM as I was leaving for JavaOne. "Dude," he said --- it's his standard greeting, "check this out." He directed me to Terrence Barr's post on the LWUIT (Lightweight UI Toolkit). Jonathan had worked on something similar a while back and was glad to see someone else making progress on this problem. He told me to see if I could find these guys at JavaOne and so yesterday I...
The main reason that I am at JavaOne this year is that I produce the weekly Java Mobile and Embedded Podcast hosted by Roger Brinkley and Terrence Barr. My voice doesn't appear in the show so many people don't know that I'm involved, but I have really enjoyed working with this project over the past year and getting to know the members of the mobile and embedded community and the many cool...
I can't remember if my first JavaOne was the second or third but I've been to every one since and I'm still not considered Alumni. I've been to enough of them to remember when there was a huge buzz around the conference and you would walk out of the keynotes energized and couldn't wait to write something using the new toys. I also remember Pat Sueltz on stage in her Howard Dean moment screaming "...