In the depths of CERN.

On slashdot, the question was just asked What Are Must-Sees For Open Day At the LHC? I had the good fortune to get to visit CERN at the end of November last year and I got shown around. It is truly awe-inspiring. I put a pile of my pictures up on the web. None of them have any captions, but they're pretty cool anyways. Most of the pictures are either in the chamber with the Atlas experiment, or in the tunnel itself. For my money, those are the two big must-sees.

I was invited by some of the Java geeks who worked there. A lot of software at CERN is done in Java. One of the folks from CERN is going to be showing off some of their toys during my keynote session on the last day of JavaOne - yet another reason to come. JavaOne is stacking up to be great this year: all the early registration numbers show we're going to have another healthy increase over last year. Everyone's into advanced sleep deprivation, getting ready.

Comments:

Wow, .mac galleries are fascist! Interesting photos, but the .mac interface is virtually unusable for folks expecting to be in control of their PC. Middle-click to open in new tab doesn't work, photos are zoomed to however large the page decides to zoom, right-click on most photos doesn't do what you'd expect, overall it's what you'd most fear if someone as nasty as Apple ever got into a position of dominance. Truly scary.

Posted by Barry Kelly on March 31, 2008 at 12:07 AM PDT #

i like java

Posted by guest on March 31, 2008 at 12:42 AM PDT #

JRE license:

3. RESTRICTIONS.
[...snip...]
You acknowledge that Licensed Software is not designed or intended for use in the design, construction, operation or maintenance of any nuclear facility.

Oops! =D

Posted by Riven on March 31, 2008 at 04:08 AM PDT #

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