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Blog Archive for joshy during June 2005

It's been a long, fun, and exhausting week. I'm going to get some sleep and vainly try to take a flight home tomorrow. Since I'll be there for hours, most likely, this will give me time to write proper entries about the second half of the week and how the conference went overall. In the mean time, our book Swing Hacks is finally shipping on Amazon and we've hit almost #3000. (as of this evening...
Watching the keynote. Nice to see a reference to Morgan and Edison. We often forget our technology roots. Note to Moscone. You need about 4.8 billion more power plugs scattered around the convention center. Everyone here has a laptop and they need juice! (Insert conspiracy theory about Tesla's wireless power technology being squashed by Big Coal). Working at the SwingLabs / JDNC Booth People...
I promise I won't shill too much, but Chris just told me that our book was the number 2 seller yesterday according to the list posted by the book store! To our readers we send a heartfelt thanks! - Josh
Sunday is over and I need to get some sleep, as JavaOne starts for real tomorrow, but I wanted to blog down my thoughts (can blog be a verb now?) before I head off to the land of Nod. I had a great time today, even if it was only half a day. I was up too late last night and slept in. Then I had to pack up my clothing, clean out my bag, and get ready to live on my cousin's couch for the next week...
My JavaOne week has actually started two days early on Saturday. Why? Because I'm a co-community lead for Java.net's Mac community. What's that? You didn't know that there's a Java.net Mac community? Hmm. That's a problem. Well, that's why we have the Java.net community leaders weekend event two days before JavaOne. It's our time to get together face to face, discuss the issues we face, figure...
This is a random thought, but where are the pictures. Most java.net projects, even the ones that have some visual user interface (as opposed to a library like Rome), don't have screenshots or diagrams. When I come to a new project I want to quickly know what it's about and if it's quality. A picture really helps with that. I know it sounds bad, but if there's a picture then it can first tell me...
Well. Here I am getting ready for my first real JavaOne. Actually, I attended back in 1999 and had the rare fortune to see Douglas Adams speak, but this is the first time I will be speaking as an author and attending as a Sun employee. It's going to be exciting. And since most Java developers can't attend JavaOne (where would they all sit?) I expect these Java.net blogs to light up like a...
Today I was moving a bunch of files around for a new project. I had to copy several directories worth of code and images from a mounted remote disk to my home directory. Here's what I typed: cp -r * ~ What scares me isn't that the syntax is so arcane and meaningless. What scares me is that I typed it out and understood it without a second thought. My brain has truly been warped by...
Joshua talks about what he's been doing, what's coming up, and hands out some reading material. It's been a while since I've posted, but I don't what you to think it's because of my new job. I've been moving, and moving with two houses is quite a chore, especially between Atlanta and San Francisco. I've also been finishing up the book, working on a few open source projects, and preparing for a...