I have no blog and I must scream...
By ColmSmyth on Aug 24, 2004
What's this? Well, apologies to Harlan Ellison for mangling the title of one story in his book that has been accurately classified as experimental/psychedelic/impressionistic, which just about sums up my goals for this blog ;) - that, and to avoid the reality tv effect that seems to afflict some blogs ;) but thankfully very few here at bsc.
Why blog?I've thought about blogging for a
couple of years, but I always found another way to scratch the itch; I
finally decided it was time to blog when a) the barrier to entry
further when Sun created its own blog site and b) I finally realised
blogging was less of a soap-box and more of a staccato dialogue with
readers; blog-ality seems to transcend space and time in a way that few
other conversations can.
What do I want to blog about? I work in Sun's User Software business unit, based in Dublin, Ireland; currently my main focus is StarOffice/Openoffice.org; my work-related interests are collaboration, rich clients, personal & project portals, task-oriented UI's built by end users, federation of all kinds, and managed desktops (whew!) so I'll blog about some of that stuff. Staying with computer science for a bit, I'm also into AI and knowledge representation, and following threads from there into emerging everyday technologies like automatic content-indexing, neural networks, geographic and conceptual map-building and path-finding, and the semantic web.
I'll also share some personal insights on the world
going by, and I hope to learn something from each of the comments that
people make to my musings.
Thanks for dropping by, more soon.