Friday Apr 24, 2009

Get Your Slice of the PIE...

Sometimes, you just want some PIE... my friends Hector and Baron are investigating some really interesting things right now, so I thought I would do my part and pass on their messages to you:

A strange phenomenon is occuring with increased frequency across the globe. These unexplained events are a harbinger of a massive change in mankind's direction. Recent sightings suggest that another event is about to occur. How do we know...because it's happened before.

We're Baron Rude and Hector Macchiato and we've dedicated our lives to researching the paranormal, the strange and the unexplained. Another JUMP is coming and we need your help. Humanity is once again on the cusp of change.  Won't you join the cause and help us solve the mystery of the JUMP?

So what can you do? 

Share your stories, news and knowledge with Baron and well as collaborate and brainstorm with other PIE network members.  They need your won't you join the cause? You can visit their website here and register. Happy hunting! :-) 


Friday Mar 27, 2009

This Week in Tweets...

Once again, the week has flown by, but not without a lot of good stuff going on...we are in full blown JavaOne planning mode, but it is all fun stuff. I still have to do my week at SXSW in pictures (and music!), but until I get that blog posted, I leave you with my week in's hard to believe a week ago I was flying home from Austin, but here we are...enjoy your day and most importantly, enjoy the beautiful weekend wherever you may be! :) 

Fri, Mar 27, 2009 10:02 AM
maybeimright: ahhhh...can I just tell you how much I love Minibar? Perfect music for today... ♫

Fri, Mar 27, 2009 10:02 AM
maybeimright: ahhhh...can I just tell you how much I love Minibar? Perfect music for today... ♫

Fri, Mar 27, 2009 8:05 AM
maybeimright: is sooo happy it's is so nice outside!

Thu, Mar 26, 2009 1:49 PM
maybeimright: @carybrothers still one of my favorite movies. Would be interesting to have seen Brad as Russell. I think Billy did a good job.

Thu, Mar 26, 2009 1:30 PM
maybeimright: @Jay_Nash It is soooooo good this season. It keeps getting better each episode!

Thu, Mar 26, 2009 11:34 AM
maybeimright: once again the day is flying by... in back to back meetings all day. Hot.  ♫

Thu, Mar 26, 2009 11:17 AM
maybeimright: @peteyorn totally addicting!

Thu, Mar 26, 2009 9:10 AM
maybeimright: and...we're off. Coffee in hand and go juice is going!  ♫

Wed, Mar 25, 2009 8:13 PM
maybeimright: is settling in for the evening after a very hectic day. LOST is on tonight. Sweet.

Wed, Mar 25, 2009 5:18 PM
maybeimright: @ingridmusic totally agree with the Jack/Juliet and Kate/Sawyer.
maybeimright: Colleen was the brave one who decided to open the fridge in the War Room. Things were living in there. But not any longer. So gross!

Wed, Mar 25, 2009 12:12 PM
maybeimright: is working my corner..... office. In SCA. m'kay?
maybeimright: ok...seriously, this morning is flying by...

Wed, Mar 25, 2009 10:58 AM
maybeimright: ok...seriously, this morning is flying by...
maybeimright: @GregLaswell enjoy the ride! :-)

Wed, Mar 25, 2009 8:05 AM
maybeimright: @GregLaswell enjoy the ride! :-)

Wed, Mar 25, 2009 7:46 AM
maybeimright: I had the craziest dreams last night. Crazy. As @_intellichick_ told me this morning... too much dlisted! hahahhaah.

Wed, Mar 25, 2009 7:45 AM
maybeimright: @mrskutcher sending love from the bay area for the lovewave from @aplusk
maybeimright: @lizzie00 welcome home! :)

Tue, Mar 24, 2009 7:31 PM
maybeimright: best friend is pregnant and craving cake. Me in a baking mood = cake for Claudie tomorrow at work.
maybeimright: having music playing while working is the best. I get so much more work done. Today has been full of all the people I saw at #sxsw. Sweet.

Tue, Mar 24, 2009 11:39 AM
maybeimright: amazing. iExpense was nice to me. Yay me! ♫
maybeimright: attempting iExpense again....maybe if I put on some music the iExpense gods will have mercy on me and will make it magically work today. 

Tue, Mar 24, 2009  8:39 AM
maybeimright: @peteyorn OMG did you break your ribs?!

Mon, Mar 23, 2009 12:34 PM
maybeimright: a little PY covering the Stone Roses...  ♫

Mon, Mar 23, 2009 7:34 AM
maybeimright:  Ahhh...I love finding my favorite Smiths t-shirt in the laundry and putting it on...makes everything a-ok. 
maybeimright:  Ummm's definitely a Monday. Back to life. Back to reality. 

Tuesday Mar 24, 2009

JavaFX Coding Challenge!


While we were down at SXSW, we announced a very cool JavaFX Coding Challenge! Register to enter to win your chance at $25K. How you ask? It's simple, go here to find out what you need to do and submit your application you designed with JavaFX! We look forward to seeing some of the very cool things you all come up with. Good luck... remember... write once...screen EVERYWHERE.  Enjoy your day! 


Friday Mar 06, 2009

This Week In Tweets...

It has been totally crazy busy with SXSW planning (can you believe its exactly one week away?). The weeks are flying by,  but we are excited to be down at SXSW! Make sure to take a look here and on Twitter to see the latest news and happenings while we are down there. (more updates on this next week!)

Since I have been so very busy, I thought I would shameless borrow a borrowed idea from Intellichick... this week in tweets. Some are funny to go back and read...enjoy! BTW...I love if you haven't tried it, you should check it out! :-D

    1. you can't start a fire without a spark... ♫
    2. @_intellichick_ LOLOLOLOLOL!
    3. ummm..okay...really people...really?? ♫
    4. a little bit of The Damnwells to start Friday off right... ♫
    5. working on all things SXSW with @_intellichick_... just saw some very cool comps for something we are creating ... ♫
    6. @peteyorn I love the new Morrissey as well! It reminds me a lot of old Morrissey.
    7. @peteyorn LOST was good last night!
    8. @dredge are you talking about the Flavia machine? You don't want to be Flavia'd...
    9. another busy day today...time to get a move on... ♫
    10. @Drdrew what happened to Loveline on Live 105 in San Francisco?!
    11. is home and is LOST...
    12. @joerocker nice shirt!!!
    13. is working away in SCA and plugging away on a very long SXSW to do list...
    14. @dunkinacha I know! It's really weird..I will remember the song first and the rest of the dream falls in...
    15. this is just lovely... I love the way PY covers this song!
    16. I woke up humming this song...probably because @greglaswell tweeted "Vienna" yesterday...looks like its going t... ♫
    17. @GregLaswell now I have that Ultravox song stuck in my head!
    18. why is the word juicy so gross sounding? From juicy weather to juicy clothes to juicy meat. Juicy is just not an okay word....mmmmmkay?
    19. it comes and goes in waves... ♫
    20. RT: @peteyorn: My new record titled “Back and Fourth” will be released on June 23rd. It was produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes). Sweeet!

Friday Feb 20, 2009

♪ artist of the week. ♪

In the spirit of getting truly back into blogging, I thought I would bring back my artist of the week. It's not like that has been gone for a long time or anything, but I haven't really blogged about music or music that has my feet tapping or artists that touch my soul in a long while.  This week, I am going to tell you all about one of my most favorite bands ever (and no, it's not Pete Yorn, altho, go over and check out his new site! It's pretty sweet! ), The Damnwells. I stumbled upon The Damnwells accidently one evening in San Francisco. I was in need of some good live music, but it was a Monday night and I didn't see anyone I knew of that was playing. It was just one of those nights where I knew I needed to see something spectacular but had no idea how much this band would touch my soul. I looked at the line up at one of my favorite SF spots, Bottom of the Hill and noticed that this band from New York/LA was going to be playing. Hmmmm... I thought, why not? If anything, you can go take a listen, have a tasty adult beverage and see some live music. The worst thing would be that you left, right? So I hunkered down (it was a Monday in a bit foggy and cold) and headed down to Bottom of the Hill. What my ears had in store for me will never leave me as I was turned into a Damnwells fan that night.

Who are they you might ask?! If you ask Alex Dezen, the lead singer, he would say "The Damnwells has always been about my songs and the extremely talented musicians and producers collaborating. The personnel have changed, but the essence--one of this week's vocabulary words for the 7th graders I teach--remains the same."

All in all,  The Damnwells, as a collective, have been making music since the turn of the century.

Still craving more information about the band? Then you might want to check out Chris Suchorsky’s excellent "Golden Days" documentary, which revolves around the trials and tribulations of the band. To read an excerpt from the documentary site, detailing the story of “Golden Days” go here

As I have been typing this blog, my wish of seeing them live again soon just came true. I was browsing their myspace page and found out that they are going to be down at SXSW at the same time we are down there. I am so excited!! To get to see them, Greg Laswell, Cary Brothers, The Decemberists and more..I can't wait!  

So go ahead...stumble upon their myspace page for awhile and soak in the gorgeousness that The Damnwells are. Your ears will thank you. I guarantee it! Enjoy your weekend! :-D

Friday Feb 06, 2009

Time Flies...

It seems like just yesterday I was heading down to Austin to attend SXSW 2008 and here I am back in the mix and planning our presence for this year with my fabulous friend, Intellichick. We have some super exciting things happening for JavaFX this year... we have a panel, we are having a very cool Apps Lounge on the show floor, a party that we are co-sponsoring with Whrrl and we look forward to meeting with all the creative, passionate and energetic people that flock to Austin for this show. I can't think of a better time for us to be down there with JavaFX. Watch out world, we are coming to conquer! 

If all that wasn't enough,  I am super excited to see some of my favorite musicians down there this year. Greg Laswell, Cary Brothers and many more will be gracing Austin with their melodies and I can't wait to hear them live and rockin' out while I am down there.  All I need is a little PY up in the mix... can you get on that, Pete? ;-) BTW... Pete is on Twitter... to follow him... click here

If any of you are going to be down at SXSW, make sure to say hi! We created a Twitter channel for all of our SXSW activities around JavaFX: @JavaFX_SXSW, as well as our own channels (@maybeimright and @_intellichick_) will be crankin' out what we're doing, where we're at and much more. Also, make sure to check us out here on our blogs and on Sun Total Access Network as we give YOU the play by play.

I hope that everyone has a great weekend and stay tuned... I have lots more to say about SXSW... and we have a pretty exciting JavaFX announcement coming out next week. So stay tuned. ;-) Enjoy your weekend! :-D 



Thursday Nov 13, 2008

♪ What's Getting Me Through The Weeks... ♪

Hello blogland! 

Once again I have been quiet here on my blog as I have been so crazy busy heads down on all things JavaFX. The FX launch is quickly approaching, but I am so excited to show the world what we have in store. It's world domination. One step at a time. ;-) In any case, we have had many late nights and early mornings and when I am not in meetings or in the studio I am listening to my music full blast and getting things done. 

What music has my toes tapping recently? I have downloaded a bunch of new releases from some of my favorite people ever, but my trusty and true music always has me coming back for more. Here is what has me going this week in no particular order:

1. Ryan Adams and The Cardinals:  Cardinology -- this it the latest release from the crew and it's as beautiful as everything they have ever released. I just recently discovered that they (as in The Cardinals) are on Twitter. If you are interested, follow them here. Along with everything else Mr. Adams does, I could be a happy girl listening to just him alone. But, I have to spread the love to all. 

2.  Pete Yorn: musicforthemorningafter, Day I Forgot, Nightcrawler and miscellaneous b-side and non-released music that he hasn't put out. Pete just soothes my soul. Enough said. Next up is Pete on Twitter. Again, Mr. Yorn is one I could only listen to and never get tired of hearing him singing. 

3. Greg Laswell: Through Toledo and Three Flights From Alto Nido. I am a fan of anything Mr. Laswell does. 

4. Keane: Perfect Symmetry -- this is their latest release and definitely a different sound than we are use to from them. But I am slowly beginning to really enjoy this album. 

5. Travis: Ode to J. Smith -- how do I love thee? Oh Let me count the ways. I could listen to anything Travis does on constant repeat and never get bored. 

6. The Smiths: The Sounds of The Smiths -- The Smiths and Morrissey are my junior high and high school years. iTunes recently got this compilation and there is just something about Morrissey and his voice that will make me feel forever young. And again, one I can listen to over and over.  

So there is a little taste of what has me going and helping me when I am heads down.  Go and check out some of the amazing artists (or all of them actually). As I always say, your ears will thank you. 

Enjoy your day! :-D 




Monday Nov 10, 2008

she's baaaaaaaack!

It's a happy day in blogland today. My very good friend and partner in all things, Heidi Dailey is back in the blogosphere after a brief hiatus. She has successfully  handed the SDN'sider over to Cassandra Clark  (who will keep all of you up to date on all things SDN) and Heidi is now Intellichick. Make sure to pop by her blog and say hello and stay tuned as she cooks up weekly treats, talks about all things social media and much, much more. And her blog is so her. Welcome back, Heidi. We have missed you! :-) 




Friday Oct 17, 2008

My Name is Jenn Winger... and I approve this message.

Happy Friday everyone. I have been a quiet blogger lately partly because I was sick for a week or so, and partly because work has been absolutely insane. And partly because I was having major bloggers block. With all that is going on around the world and the U.S. elections coming up in 18 days, its time for me to get political on all of you for a quick moment. 

Sun and Zembly (which has been in private beta) have launched a new application called MyPicks U.S. Election 2008. MyPicks Election 2008 provides you with a fun and simple way to participate and voice your opinion. How do you ask? It's easy!

For Facebook

For MySpace:
  • Login to your MySpace account
  • Install application 
  • Play... (and invite your friends to play)

After installing the application, you can participate in a poll indicating how you will vote in the presidential election, provide your opinion on issues being debated by the candidates and state what you believe are the views of your friends. Invite your friends to play MyPicks U.S. Election 2008 by guessing their views on various issues and give them the opportunity to agree, disagree and comment on the issues themselves. It's a fun, interactive way to get involved! 

Also, Heidi and I sat down on Wednesday and shot a quick video to tell you all about MyPicks Election 2008...enjoy!


 And remember to get out and ROCK THE VOTE on November 4th!!!  


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