We've begun the South American University Tour.
Like a phoenix from the ashes, perhaps like NetBeans itself, the NetBeans Mobile is once again on the road - I just uploaded my first new photos of the white lines in the middle of the road :-)I owe a huge thanks to the folks at Jantz Auto in Kenosha, Wisconsin who put a new engine in it over t
With a blown engine in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the NetBeans Mobile is going for a bit of TLC for a few weeks, but will be back on the road in October. For the gory details, see the JavaLobby thread.
David Sills posted a very thorough review of our book, Rich Client Programming on JavaLobby.
In Avoca, Iowa. Travelling is always an adventure, and this is no exception.I bought some Gatorade and nuts at the truck stop yesterday (the dinner of champions!). Two guys wearing turbans entered the store at about the time I brought my items to the counter.
After an initial mechanical hiccup, the NetBeans Mobile is purring along nicely, and I'm stopped for the night most of the way across Nevada. Photos from today are available here.
I'd thought my wiring problem was a loose wire, but it turned out that the alternator was not putting out nearly enough current. So after making it to Sacramento where there was not enough power to make the blinkers blink, I gave in and took it to a truck stop garage. Fortunately my friend Sharat lives here.
Well, I got the NetBeans Mobile loaded, and picked up a slew of NetBeans t-shirts, books, usb drives and squishy balls (thanks, Julie Welch!).
I was in Home Depot this afternoon, and used their automated checkout to buy some supplies for the NetBeans Mobile. They have an automated system that lets you scan your own items, and talks to you.
Well, the graphics are on, and the NetBeans Mobile is now officially a big honkin' truck with NetBeans logos on it!Getting ready and loaded up is taking a little longer than I had hoped (I'm just a typical engineer underestimating how long work will take :-)) - so I expect to be on the road on Monday.