Every so often one comes across a blog entry that makes you say, “Wow! I must try to emulate that myself in my blog… one day… if I have the courage… and if I have the patience… but wait, could I really?… mmmmmmmmmm”. Such an entry is this from my colleague Alec Muffett‘s blog crypticide…Read More Inspiration, emulation, consternation
If by some chance you arrived here by way of the URL clueweaver.com, relax – you’re not going mad. Clueweaver will be the name of my new website for technical subject matter – mostly radical, aggressively-optimized Java distributed computing. Stay tuned for details.Read More Clueweaver.com
A friend on the Al Stewart mailing list just posted a pointer to a strangely compelling and horrifying website, Kid of Speed. The author, Elena, is a biker (she owns a Kawasaki Ninja) who lives 130 kilometres from Chernobyl. The site is a photo-record of her journeys through the dead zone that is Chernobyl today.…Read More A chilling experience….
No, not “why do I use a Mac”. That should be obvious to anyone with a modicum of good taste. Someone asked me why I included that in my tag line at the top of this page. Looking at the list, I was struck by the fact that several of the roles that I claim…Read More Why a Mac user?
Once again I’m in California, this time for a conference of Sun’s software engineering leadership. Despite the constant phone and video conferences, there’s no substitute for getting a bunch of peers together in one place for long enough to meet new people, eavesdrop on interesting conversations, and reinforce long-time relationships. While the trend may be…Read More On the road again is getting to be deja vu
The recent hiatus in blogging was in part the result of a business trip to Denver.Read More On the road again….
While I was in California over the last weekend, I picked up Robin Cook’s Point of Departure, and read it in a couple of sittings. Rather than providing a detailed review, let me refer you to this review in the Guardian by Malcolm Rifkind, the last Conservative foreign secretary (and therefore a political adversary of…Read More Robin Cook's Book