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Blog Archive for robogeek during November 2007

I found an InfoQ article, What is Needed for the Next Level of Browser Applications?, which brought to mind a couple recent postings I made. The InfoQ article is very well thought out and discusses how to improve the state of applications running inside a web browser. Ian Roughley starts with: The current level of Ajax toolkits are a result of IE winning the browser race, and all browsers...
A couple weeks ago I jailbroke my iPod Touch and had this strange epiphanette looking at a root shell prompt on a fracking iPod. This morning I allowed iTunes to update it to v1.1.2 and now my iPod is trapped again as being just an iPod. All the extra icons went away, I can't play Pig Shooter, Labrynth, can't use Stumbler to see nearby WiFi access points, etc. Hurm. And I did a bit of...
Funny how we all have different names for this day. For Tom Marble it's l'anniversaire du Java Libre, for Rich Sands it's November 13 is Java Liberation Day, the same name used by Mark Weilaard ... but I like to think of it as Java Freedom Day. In my mind there are two Java Freedom Days, the first is November 13 (today) and the second would be the opening day of JavaOne. Java more than any...
I really am beginning to think the idea I posted a few days ago is very real. In Freeing the Internet from the Web 'jail' I talked about how The Internet can be so much more than The Web ever was. I mean The Web to be confined by The Browser with the capabilities offered by The Browser. The Internet has a whole range of other protocols besides HTTP, and The Internet can transfer tons of other...
The Javaposse has been using a specific song as their theme song. It is credited to "Loose" Bruce Kerr, one of Sun's lawyers. I found this blog post: Java Jingle from 1997 which gives an MP3 of the whole thing. The song was written in 1997.. as I noted yesterday that was in the thick of the issues with Microsoft. It's interesting what the rest of the song is, that is the part after where the...
There sure has been a lot of words flying around this week regarding the Android (gphone) phone. I've been tracking some items about the gphone and it's pretty wild all the different points of view. It reminds me of that story about the blind men trying to describe an elephant, none of them can see the whole thing so they describe the part that they can touch. Okay, risking being called a...
I've recently been studying our plans for JavaFX -- and at the same time looking at the big picture of where the Internet is going. It's giving me some interesting ideas to ponder. The immediate idea I'm looking at is a customer scenario perspective on the quality of JavaFX as it's being developed. That's having me look at what sort of web applications are being developed, how RIA's are being...