Tuesday May 26, 2009

JavaOne is almost here!

I cannot believe that JavaOne is exactly a week away! The weeks have been flying by, but we are anxiously awaiting all the fun we have in store for the folks coming to JavaOne. If you have always wanted to come to JavaOne, this is the year to do it! For all the latest on what is going on at JavaOne this year and so much more, go here. As you have seen, my fabulous friend and partner in all things here at Sun, Heidi and I have been recording videos of our road to JavaOne and posting to Sun Total Access Network each week. If you haven't seen any of them yet, make sure you go and check them out. Some of them are actually quite funny!  Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Bill Sheppard and David Bryant to talk all about Blu-ray, This Ain't Your Dad's Java Live! from JavaOne, Java Utopia and much more. Make sure to stay tuned throughout the week of JavaOne to get the play by play from Heidi and I as well as a few guest surprises as well. Enjoy your day! :-) And just for a laugh, enjoy the latest video from one of my most favorite people, Chris Melissinos:

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 Hector...as well as collaborate and brainstorm with other PIE network members.  They need your help...so won't you join the cause? You can visit their website here and register. Happy hunting! :-) 


 

Thursday Apr 23, 2009

The Road To JavaOne 2009...

It's been weeks since I have blogged and I am sorry I have been such a bad blogger, but I am back and I have the blogging ju-ju again. Once again, my partner in crime and fabulous friend, Heidi (aka @_intellichick_) and I are going to be giving you the latest news and happenings on the road to JavaOne and on our time there. First up this week, is all about a few housekeeping details...can you say free passes? Contests?  Make sure to go over to Sun Total Access Network and subscribe to our channel to keep up with what we are doing.. or just look at the picture below and wonder what ARE we doing. On a side note, why does YouTube always pick the most attractive still? I have yet to find one that I have been like, wow, that looks good. Enjoy the video and make sure to tune in each week here or there to see what we are up to. :-)

 

our time there.

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 tweets...it'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... ♫ http://blip.fm/~3hggs

Fri, Mar 27, 2009 10:02 AM
maybeimright: ahhhh...can I just tell you how much I love Minibar? Perfect music for today... ♫ http://blip.fm/~3hggs

Fri, Mar 27, 2009 8:05 AM
maybeimright: is sooo happy it's Friday...it 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.  ♫ http://blip.fm/~3fyru

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!  ♫ http://blip.fm/~3fqde

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! ♫ http://blip.fm/~3cwra
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...  ♫ http://blip.fm/~3bmnn

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 yeah...it'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 blip.fm.. if you haven't tried it, you should check it out! :-D

    1. you can't start a fire without a spark... ♫ http://blip.fm/~2pyrt
    2. @_intellichick_ LOLOLOLOLOL!
    3. ummm..okay...really people...really?? ♫http://blip.fm/~2pw5x
    4. a little bit of The Damnwells to start Friday off right... ♫http://blip.fm/~2pmqi
    5. working on all things SXSW with @_intellichick_... just saw some very cool comps for something we are creating ... ♫http://blip.fm/~2ozd3
    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... ♫http://blip.fm/~2ol9g
    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!http://bit.ly/CFSVG
    16. I woke up humming this song...probably because @greglaswell tweeted "Vienna" yesterday...looks like its going t... ♫ http://blip.fm/~2mbic
    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... ♫ http://blip.fm/~2lgip
    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 May..so 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


Thursday Feb 12, 2009

The Most Pervasive and Powerful Mobile Platform is Now the Most Expressive

 

 

Today has been a big day over in JavaFX land.  JavaFX 1.1 has just been released with full mobile support and the halls around SCA22 couldn't be buzzing more with excitement. We have had several partners announce their support for JavaFX. Want to learn more? Head over to JavaFX.COM and read all about it. While you're there, play around with some of the samples and download the newest version.  Remember, the most pervasive mobile platform is now the most expressive. Enjoy your day! :-)

Friday Jan 23, 2009

A Good Review of JavaFX 1.0!

 

I have been a quiet blogger once again and I really need to start blogging more in the next few weeks. I was going through my Twitter channel earlier today and saw someone that I follow Twitter about a great review of JavaFX in eWeek by Jim Rapoza that was posted today. To read the article, go here. Enjoy! 

I am off to enjoy my weekend, so I hope you all do the same. Look for some new postings from me next week.

:-)

 

Monday Jan 05, 2009

Happy 2009!

 

 

Hello my blogheads! Happy New Year! I realized over my holiday break that I hadn't blogged in a really long time and I realized that I was missing it. 2008 hasn't been gone too long, but I am looking forward to an amazing 2009 and I look forward to blogging more in the days and months to come. 

I am not really one to make new years resolutions, but there are some things that I want to do more of this coming year and things I am looking forward to:

  • Pete Yorn's new album(s) and tour
  • Blog more (I need you all to help keep me too this!)
  • Discovering new music and seeing new bands live
  • Registering for a 10K (I am thinking the Rock and Roll Half Marathon)
  • Having fun, living life and laughing lots
  • Spending quality time with family and friends

And of course, there are other things that I am sure will be on the list, but I hope that 2009 is one of the best years yet. 

I can't really go out without saying that probably one of my most favorite albums of 2008 was King of Leon's 'Only By the Night'. Man, do they know how to rock! I have seen them live a few times and have liked them for awhile, but this album knocked my socks off when I bought it and it has been in non-stop heavy rotation since then. For a quick listen, check out track number three. Look for me to blog about them in the coming weeks, but make sure to go out and take a listen. Once again, your ears will thank you. Enjoy the day! :-D

Monday Dec 08, 2008

JavaFX in Second Life Tomorrow!

 

 

As I mentioned late last week, JavaFX 1.0 is finally here. Have you experienced JavaFX yet?? Tomorrow, one of my favorite people, Danny Coward, Chief Architect, will be giving you the scoop on JavaFX live from Devoxx in Belgium. He will be interviewed by Jonathan Erickson from Dr. Dobb's Journal in Second Life. Come join the conversation and learn how JavaFX is changing all the screens of your life.

Where:  Live, in Second Life, Sun Microsystems 1 and 2, Main Amphitheatre

Time:  1:00pm (PT)

Danny is twittering live from Devoxx and you can follow him here or you can read his blog here

Make sure to come in world to find out all the latest news and happenings with Danny and the crew! See you in world. :-) 

Enjoy your day! :-D

 

Thursday Dec 04, 2008

Rich Internet Experiences... for all the screens of your life.

 

 

Hello everyone! 

I have been very quiet in the blogosphere lately mostly due to what launched today. I am so happy, and so proud to announce that JavaFX 1.0 is officially HERE!  

JavaFX is an expressive, rich client platform for creating and delivering rich internet experiences across all the screens of your life.  The JavaFX platform gives you unparalleled freedom and flexibility to create Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) and content across multiple screens, including mobile phones, desktops, TV's, and other consumer devices. It combines the best capabilities of the Java platform with comprehensive, immersive media functionality into an intuitive and comprehensive, one-stop development environment. 

The JavaFX platform empowers content developers by enabling them to focus on creativity instead of coding. It enables developers to create game-challenging applications and engaging content with maximum market penetration opportunities.

JavaFX 1.0 marks the first step in Sun's strategy to enable rich immersive media and content across all screens. How COOL is that? :-D 

I am very honored and very proud to have worked on all of this with some of the most talented and fabulous people at Sun. There is a whole slew of people who made all of this possible. THANK YOU to all of you. You know who you are! 

Make sure to download FX and play around with it today. Visit our blogs, lets us know what you think. Check out everything and more at the JavaFX website. Lots of fun things coming your way. Stay tuned! 

Enjoy your day! :-)  


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! :-) 

 

 

 

Wednesday Nov 05, 2008

A Look Inside: Sun's MySQL Optimization Lab

Hello all! Once again, I have been a quiet blogger as I have been so busy that I haven't really scheduled time to blog. That must change, but it can't this week, so here I am quickly bringing you up to date on what I have been up to. 

A few weeks ago my fabulous co-worker and friend, Tiffany Bianco and  I were tasked with a fun video project for today's MySQL/Systems launch. This was a fun little departure for me as I have been so focused on all things JavaFX. When Liz asked Tiffany and I to do this side project, I knew exactly who I wanted to shoot and edit the video for us. Danny had helped my team at JavaOne tremendously and captured some great video for our team. I knew that he would be the perfect person to help us again with shooting a fun, fast paced, high energy video. Not only did Danny deliver that, he made it look effortless. Thank you again Danny for all your hard work and making us look so good. :-) We had a blast shooting it with the MySQL/Systems teams and the end result couldn't have made me happier! Enjoy the video and be sure to enjoy the day! :)

 

 

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