Last night my sons and some of their friends were visiting and one of the boys took me aside, said he had a question. He's 15 years old, very bright, and growing up in a world that's somewhat different then the one I remember. There are some similarities. There's a war on although fortunately there's no need for a teenager to worry about being drafted.
I noticed that
Chris Campbell's blog
often includes a note about what music he was listening to as he
wrote. This seems like a nice personal touch so I thought I'd copy
A few weeks ago I attended LinuxWorld up in San Francisco. I marched
around the tradeshow and took notes about what I saw, notably the
impressive collection of desktop Java applications on display. If I
was a good blogger or even a disciplined one, I would have immediately
collected my impressions and published them.
Disclaimer: I wrote most of this blog about a month ago. Before I
finished, a combination of vacation and other distractions kept me from
completing it. So finally, here it is.
At Sun Microsystems, we're all required to take vacation during the
week of July 4th. I think it's more of an economic requirement than a
How many pubs are there in Dublin? Parachute out of a plane over
Dublin blindfolded. After you've landed, walk 10 paces in any
direction without removing the blindfold. There's a 90% chance that
you'll be within earshot of a publican, so order a pint. If the
atmosphere doesn't suit you, just walk 10 more paces in any direction.
You'll either be in another pub or the restroom.
I'm here at Trinity College for the 4th annual GNOME users and
developers conference (GUADEC)
in Dublin Ireland.
Dublin Ireland time is eight hours ahead of PST back in Silicon Valley
however I've mostly overcome the jet lag. Except from 1-2 PM every
day when I feel like a narcoleptic.
I'm in Dublin Ireland this week for the
GNOME Users and Developers
Conference (GUADEC, pronounced "gua-dac"). It's a long way from Santa
Clara California, not just in terms of hours and miles but in terms of
queues and security checkpoints.
I finally got a chance to wander around the JavaOne "Pavilion" trade show
floor. If you trot out to the edges, you'll see that the Pavilion is
flanked by huge arrays of tables covered by white table cloths and
little isolated clots of laptops and sandwiches attended by glassy
eyed hackers trying not to give in to jet lag.