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{ Daily Archives } Sunday, September 2003

J2EE the SUV of Web Programming Tools

This link is classic Greenspun all the way. But it drives a good point home about Java. “The final third, which seems to be struggling the most, is using Java Server Pages (JSP) with Oracle on Linux.  JSP is fantastically simpler than “J2EE”, which is the recommended-by-Sun way of building applications, but still it seems […]

Stop fiddling and get work done

The title is Do Yourself a Favor and Stop Learning but it rings true about a topic I’d like to relabel as ‘Learn the Right Things’. I still spend quite a bit of time learning ‘garbage knowledge’. I classify that as knowledge that won’t have a useful impact on my immediate career nor is it […]

More Outsourcing stuff

Got this stuff from ArsTechnica more articles on OutSourcing from CIO Magazine. Offshore Outsourcing backlash Hidden costs of Outsourcing Offshore Both look interesting and I’m reading through them for the CIO’s view of this although the ‘hidden costs’ article title sounds more like ‘I didn’t do my homework on changing our business processes’ rather than […]

Booted from the store using a Tablet PC

The horrors! Getting booted from a store for whipping out a Tablet PC and fiddling around with it. Gee, if you’re THAT bored waiting for someone why not go outside the store and fiddle with the thing? I like geeking out but I certainly feel like an idiot whipping out a PDA or some hi-tech […]

Genius doesn’t scale

I’ve been thinking about this counter-intuitive idea of ‘Genius does not scale’ and came across this story on ‘ArsTechnica” on Who Killed Apple Computer?. It’s a very interesting reflection on the failures of Apple in the early 90s. The view comes from someone who actually worked at Apple from ’87 to ’97 which gives it […]

Konnichiwa Yokohama

Well as I eluded to in a previous post about my radio silence. Time to spill the beans to all of you readers out there (all 2 of you I bet). Packed up everything and hopped on board a plane towards Japan. Right now I’m settling into the city of Yokohama. So far my first […]

Sayonara Boston

Time to try something new. I really like the Boston area but the job market has been really difficult to find anything so that leaves less reason to stay and tough it out. So on to something new. But I’m sure some things will stay the same such as the ebb and flow of people […]