Posted by editor
on November 26, 2010 at 12:49 PM PST
Earlier this week, some people who don't happen to live in the United States were tweeting reminders that for them this isn't a holiday weekend, that they'll be working just like normal on Thursday and Friday. And work they did...
Earlier this week, some people who don't happen to live in the United States were tweeting reminders that for them this isn't a holiday weekend, that they'll be working just like normal on Thursday and Friday. And work they did, creating more newsworthy items than I can fit in today's Java Today section.
For those who don't know what the U.S. holiday this weekend is, it's Thanksgiving . The actual holiday was Thursday, but most people take Friday off as well. I celebrated in the traditional way, a family gathering centered around a turkey dinner and American football ...
Anyway, the java.net home page doesn't pause for U.S. holidays, or any country's holidays. And today, when I scrolled through all the blogs and sites I follow, there was a lot of interesting news. In addition to what's on today's java.net home page , the following items caught my interest:
Actually, if I'm not mistaken, Alexis was one of the people who tweeted about the U.S. holiday... Yep, there it is, on the 24th:
Dear US colleagues, thank you all for the numerous vacation messages but I'll be working for the rest of the week :)
Thanks to Alexis and all of our non-U.S. friends for continuing to press forward while we in the U.S. were/are celebrating, partying, and relaxing! :)
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