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 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


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! :)

 

 

Wednesday Oct 22, 2008

♪ New Yorn Serenade ♪

 

With the U.S. elections coming in mere weeks (did everyone get registered to vote?) I couldn't let the opportunity pass without posting a new song and video that PY recently recorded. 

I got an email from PY about how he was inspired to write the song that I thought I would share with all of you: 

"I wrote American Blues Vol. 1. on the 4th of July after reading the morning paper. It's unlike any song I've ever written. I was moved by how much negativity I was reading about and how even groups were boycotting Independence Day because they were so disgusted by the state of our Nation.  I thought things would improve...they obviously haven't yet...but I know they will in time.  I sent the song to some friends and one of them (a really old friend of  mine who is actually a huge reason I didn't give up on a musical career back in 1998)  was really affected by the message.  He always has had an unwavering faith in America and has always been able to laugh when times got tough. The video for American Blues Vol. 1. was made by this friend of mine. He is not a video director...just a guy from New Jersey who wanted to put images to a song that hit home for him. He wanted me to share it.....so here is American Blues Vol. 1. "

 

Tuesday Oct 21, 2008

Java SE6U10 is now available!

 

Java SE6u10 is officially here - the latest version of Java for PCs. What's so cool about the new update? Java SE6u10 pushes the envelope by adding more new features and functionality than any other update release! (think FAST!)  

Not only does that mean fast to download, but it also means improved startup time for Java applications AND applets. 

Another cool feature is the ability to drag Java applets directly FROM the browser and have them run as a desktop widget. How sweet is that? And the widgets on your desktop even after you close the browser window.  

This release of Java SE6u10 constitutes an important milestone towards the upcoming release of JavaFX as well! (again..SWEET!) 

And before I go, make sure to stop by the new Planetarium site, which features news related to Java and JavaFX.  

Go for it...download it today and have some fun!  Enjoy the day! :-D

 

Monday Oct 20, 2008

Happy 10th Birthday Netbeans!

 

NetBeans is turning 10 years old and the celebration kicks off today! Visit the Netbeans website to participate! 

Be a part of the celebration by taking part in the Birthday Decathlon. You don't need to be an athlete, just enthusiastic about the NetBeans project and community! There's an event for everyone to participate in to show their NetBeans spirit and win a special edition t-shirt. To take part, simply click here. We also encourage you to join in the conversation on our special birthday forum conversations. 

The 10th Birthday Bash runs from October 20-27 with new content added daily. 

And what kind of birthday celebration would it be if we didn't get a little birthday love from James Gosling?

 

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!!!  

Wednesday Oct 01, 2008

This Ain't Your Dad's Java Podcast Series

Hello everyone!

It has been a crazy, crazy week, but we are all in crunch mode with JavaFX. This fall is going to rock with JavaFX and I can't wait for everyone to see what we have been working on.

It was brought to our attention last week while we were recording our latest episode of our weekly podcast series, This Ain't Your Dad's Java, that I hadn't told my blog world about it. 

Every week, Eric Klein, David Bryant and I sit down with various people from across Sun and talk all things Java as well as we dive into some of our favorite toys, what music has our toes tapping, what books we are reading as well as what we got in our last box from Amazon.COM. We go all over the place, but we always have fun doing it. We also plan to go outside of Sun and talk to partners, customers, Java gurus and more. 

We are now nine (9) episodes deep and have recently been featured as a "new and notable" podcast series on iTunes! We have had a pretty sweet group of people on with us so far... from Jeet Kaul,  to James Gosling, Param Singh, Danny Coward, Nandini Ramani, Bill Sheppard, Chris Melissinos and more.

To get to our podcast series, you can subscribe at the following places:

our Feedburner RSS Feed:

feed://feeds.feedburner.com/thisaintyourdadsjava

 

If you are interested in hearing us talk with someone or have some feedback for us, send us a note to: aintyourdadsjava@sun.com and we will get you in our queue. Remember, This Ain't Your Dad's Java... its a whole new arena and we are ready to play!  

And before I sign off for the day, a huge big thank you must go to our graphic's goddess, for our fabulous podcast graphic:

 

 

 

 Enjoy the day! :-D


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