For the last few weeks I’ve been trying to figure out how to write up an idea that’s been bugging me. I think it’s an interesting idea, but until I can actually write it up I won’t be sure. So today I just decided to blurt it out into the blog, relatively unformed, certainly unfinished,…Read More Interrelated aspects of interaction
GeoffArnold.com has been successfully rehosted on Grommit.com – thanks, Steve. I’ll be tweaking a few things over the next few days, but we should be back to normal – or whatever passes for normal around here.Read More Rehosting successful
A couple of days ago I posted a piece entitled “No, but God, we’d love to!” which I said captured what I want Sun to be, and asked Jonathan if he was listening. He was, and he asked what I meant. So here goes. Over the years, I’ve talked to many of Sun’s customers (as…Read More How people see Sun
Last month I wrote about why I blogged, and what I hoped that readers would get out of it. Today my colleague Richard Giles posted a reference to John Hiler’s piece from March, 2002 [and doesn’t that seem a long time ago?] on The Tipping Blog: How Weblogs Can Turn an Idea into an Epidemic.…Read More Self-referential blogging
[Revised 5/30/04] My colleague Simon Phipps has just posted a lengthy piece entitled On Java and Openness. I agree with him pretty much 100%. A lot depends on whether you approach compatibility and interoperability from a “standards” position or not. The “standards” viewpoint is that there are going to be multiple implementations, that this is…Read More Java, open source, standards, and conformance
Like a lot of people in the computer business, I am intrigued by the impact of RFID tags and other sensor technology on IT. But my interest is fairly narrow: I’m curious about what kind of workloads these technologies will impose on corporate data centres. To understand this, I want to get a handle on…Read More On the difficulty of keeping on topic….
On April 4 I posted a piece in which I discussed my reactions to the Sun-Microsoft deal. This week I was in California for meetings at the Sun Menlo Park campus when the news broke about the big reorg. As the dust begins to settle, I thought I’d blog my initial reactions to this. After…Read More Back to the Future
Just got back to my hotel [in Seattle] after the Easter service at St. Mark’s Cathedral. No, I haven’t gone and got religion; I was there with my son, Chris, who was being confirmed. A long service (started 8:30pm, finished about 11:15pm, we left the post-service socializing around 11:30pm), and a beautiful one. For the…Read More Easter with Chris
If you visit Amazon.com and look up “1984”, you’ll see a review which begins with the following words: Airstrip One is part of the vast political entity Oceania, which is eternally at war with one of two other vast entities, Eurasia and Eastasia. At any moment, depending upon current alignments, all existing records show either…Read More We have always been at war with Eastasia….
For the last few years I used the services of NetIdentity to manage my web presence at geoff.arnold.net. However they didn’t support blogs (or anything requiring server-side stuff) and only gave you 8MB of web space – not even room enough to swing a cat. So I’ve started this site using MovableType, hosted by LogJamming.…Read More Up and running