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Blog Archive for turbogeek during September 2004

I am an Apple-based Java developer. I love my Apples (17 inch powerbook and a Dual G5) and the really love the way that Java performs. But where is Java 1.5 when you need it? Versions of Java 5.0 are released for Linux, Solaris, and MS. When will Apple release 5.0? Not really sure, but the rumors are that the sometime next year when Apple releases their next release of OS X. That's a long wait...
This week we are getting another wide range of new projects from supporting education to robotics. Check out the project descriptions below and join the ones that interest you. CheckME - easy knowledge testing Owner: ciukes CheckME system for easy knowledge testing. Includes test preparation, test process and administration.' edumis - Make a serious of java class for exam administration...
This week we are getting another wide range of new projects from supporting education to robotics. Check out the project descriptions below and join the ones that interest you. CheckME - easy knowledge testing Owner: ciukes CheckME system for easy knowledge testing. Includes test preparation, test process and administration.' edumis - Make a serious of java class for exam administration....
No child held back! It's the war cry from Sun Microsystem's Scott McNealy at the first meeting of the Education and Learning Community's first advisory board meeting. I have to admit, Sun is becomming a very different place to me. Meeting at the Executive Briefing Center on the Sun campus starts out like you expect, all business. But then things really get going when Scott McNeally entered the...
Tonight I got to meet with many of the folks on the JELC advisory board. It is amazing what subjects a smart group of folks can come up with. One subject, brought up by John Gage, was the 10 thousand year clock project being built by the Long Now Foundation . An interesting subject in its self that started a few threads of conversation. We ended up for a moment on the fact that the clock...
This week I will be in Palo Alto meeting with Scott McNealy, John Gage, and education leaders from all over the world. We will be talking about java.net's Education and Learning Community (JELC). The tasks will be to organize the advisory board for the first time, talk about open source in education, and to work towards creating a stronger community. Featured Projects One of my tasks is...
Managing Your Open Source Project Many want to know about getting people to join and how to manage their project. This is asking quite a hard question :o) Attracting and vetting people in open source is something that can be done in a lot of ways. You also will find an issue with people that want to join as a developer or even as an owner, but they are asking for something that they may never...
giantpicturedictionary Giant Picture Dictionary Imagine a web site (or desktop application) where you can type virtually any word to instantly retrieve strikingly descriptive pictures and symbols for that word. Want to know where your fourth metacarpal bone is? VERY COOL PROJECT! BioBox Project BioBox is a collection of projects for Biology research. The first project is Bio-...
descriptiveastronomy Software development for special needs students Owner mcastronomy This development plan is to allow user friendly tools for students with special needs, that will enhance cooperative agreement with NASA for educational purporses and Research, with Security Priority. easyframe Frame for beginners Owner avdyk Simple Frame with a TextField (for input) and a...