June 2006

I’ve just posted a photo library of airliner pictures that I took yesterday from Constitution Beach. (Take the Blue Line, get off at Orient Heights, walk 5 minutes. Easy.) This is mostly of interest to aviation geeks; sensible people are unlikely to care about the fact that the equipment on the afternoon BOS-FRA Lufthansa flight…

Read More Watching the planes from Constitution Beach

I blog regularly about what music I’m listening to, so I thought for a change I’d write about what books I’ve been reading. Obviously I have plenty of reading time right now, so I’ll hit the highlights: “Death Note, Vols. 1-6” by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata amzn A fascinating series of Japanese manga illustrated…

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I guess I missed last week, but never mind; it’s not as though I’m on deadline or anything. iTunes came up with a lovely mix this week: “The Loner” by Neil Young (from Live Rust) “The Bear Farmers Of Birnam” by Al Stewart (from Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time) “Gravity Eyelids” by…

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I’ve just uploaded a few pictures that I took this afternoon. There’s a little something for everyone: local Massachusetts history (Norumbega!), computer history, a motor cycle for Alec, tandem bikes for ChrisG, watchmaking for… well, anyone that likes industrial history, and a couple of fearless young swallows. Enjoy. (Start at the beginning: I’ve added captions…

Read More A few photos from this afternoon

The Register just posted a piece entitled SOA 2.0 madness that really resonated foir me. “Fed up with big analyst firms and IT vendors inventing divisive vocabulary and creating hype to further their own agendas?” Absolutely. First WS-splat, then Web 2.0SM, now this nonsense. Read what El Reg has to say, then sign the petition.

Read More What do you mean, "SOA 2.0"? We're still understanding what SOA is all about….

I think this must be the first time that the date of a Sun layoff has been announced in advance. If you’re one of those affected, or you know someone who is, please remind them of two important resources: The Sun Microsystems Alumni Association. [SMAA] A Yahoo! Group that puts you in touch with thousands…

Read More To those Sun employees who are being laid off starting tomorrow, Thursday