Well last day of JavaOne :(, its been quite a ride. In this morning’s
General Session James Gosling (the creator of Java) did a show-off of
all the awesome toys that had been shown off during the conference.
Some of them were:
Another very full-on day at JavaOne, but no labs today. I had had
enough of Ajax for a while, although I will definitely keeping an eye on
jMaki (especially after they gave me a tshirt and talking to the lead
developer over a coffee on morning!)
There are a few things that I want to post that are not related at
JavaOne. These are:
Day 2 started off with a really cold morning but turned out a really
nice day in the end. The General Session this morning was a blatant
marketing mouthpiece for Oracle and all their Enterprise Applications…
yawn. It wasn’t very full either and most people walked about about half
way, we have better things to do than be talked at about products we
don’t care about.
The first full day at JavaOne was fullon, I left the hotel at 7.30am and
have just got home now at 10.45pm! First call of the day was the
free breakfast and then the first General Session of the conference. The
queue was huge, with basically everyone attending queuing to be in the
same room all at the same time. It filled up three walls of the massive
food hall. We got in really quickly though (the whole conference has
been really efficient really, it has to be with 15,000+ people
attending). As we got closer I could hear Hey Ya by Outkast playing and
when I walked in the door to the literally the largest room I have ever
seen there was a bunch of people dancing on the stage. As we crowded for
a closer look, we found out that it was actually Outkast (not what sure
what they have to with Java but anyway) and they basically rattled off
all their hits as the room was filled. I will take some photos of the
main hall, words cannot describe how large it is!
I had an awesome day today at the first day of the conference. It was
called CommunityOne and was free and open to anyone who was interested
in the java platform. There was a big focus on Rich Internet
Applications and therefore running scripting languages (like ruby and
python) within the JVM and taking advantage of the 15 years of
optimisations and new features.
Have you ever had list of status flags that have a meaning and within excel be able to change the number for the actual meaning? Then this is for you!
I know that this isn’t tech-related at all and really don’t want to turn this into a person blog where I write what I had for dinner but thought it would be a good place to put a pic of my new bike.
This is quick and dirty how-to to get Quartz Extreme and Core Image at full resolution working on OSx86 (with OSX 10.4.8) a nVidia 7600gt 256MB card.
This is how to set a program (or daemon) to run at boot. For example, if you want to run at cron at boot (which you would) issue the following as