Monday Apr 12, 2010
Tuesday Mar 09, 2010
By jag on Mar 09, 2010
Monday Mar 01, 2010
By jag on Mar 01, 2010
- I'll be starting off at TheServerSide Java Symposium in Las Vegas. I'll be doing a keynote and a panel. EE 6 will be front and center. With luck, the Demo Gods will smile ;~)
- Then I'll be at Tech Days in Hyderabad, India. Tasty food, sunshine, and enthusiastic developers are a great combination.
- After a week back home, I'll be at the Tech Days event in St Petersburg, Russia (not Florida: no dolphins swimming by the hotel's beach). More enthusiastic developers, tasty food from a totally different universe, but I'll need a warmer jacket.
Friday Feb 19, 2010
By jag on Feb 19, 2010
When I was a grad student at CMU, the students union brought in the science fiction author Harlan Ellison to give a talk one evening. He was arriving the evening before, so the CS department convinced him to come over to visit during the day. A bunch of us then spent a great day with him showing off all the cool non-fiction that we were working on. He was really engaged, sharp, and interesting.
That evening, after his visit with the CS department was over, he gave his talk in the main auditorium and we were all in the audience. Great talk. Lots of fun. He gets to the end of the talk, and while he's still at the podium he thanks the student union for inviting him and he mentions the time he spent at the CS department. Then he paused and added (roughly) "But you know, I noticed something odd about the CS grad students: they all wear plaid". We all looked at each other and damn, he was right! Geeks nailed on a fashion violation! Of course, the entire audience turned to look at us (we were clustered together) and laughed. The next day none of us wore plaid. I haven't worn plaid since.
Hence, t-shirts :-)
We are all individuals. NOT
Saturday Feb 13, 2010
By jag on Feb 13, 2010
Thursday Jan 21, 2010
By jag on Jan 21, 2010
Tuesday Jan 12, 2010
By jag on Jan 12, 2010
The congregation at St Lawrence Jewry in the City of London raised their mobiles and iPods above their heads and Canon Parrott raised his voice to the heavens to address the Lord God of all Creation. “May our tongues be gentle, our e-mails be simple and our websites be accessible,” he said.
Great efforts have been made to modernise the Church of England, but its liturgy dates from before the arrival of the Nokia 6310, and until yesterday, none had been brave enough to adapt its ceremonies to address the modern mysteries of 3G network coverage, iPhone apps and variable battery life.
Tuesday Dec 29, 2009
By jag on Dec 29, 2009
|The designer(s) at HeadlineShirts commit regular acts of pure genius. I've been addicted to t-shirts for years. I particularly like ones that make satirical statements. These are all cranked to eleven.
Update: for those who don't get the say "Tweet" again design, you'll just have to watch Pulp Fiction.