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20 April 2009

Industry gets hosed

Well, it appears that bloatware Oracle has decided to purchase Sun. Not sure what that is going to mean for Java or OpenSolaris, but it probably doesn't bode well for DarkStar considering Oracle's statement:

"Phillips described Sun's software revenue streams as 'mice nuts,' quote unquote, compared to the rest of the Oracle product line," Rymer said. "Not interesting, not interesting at all."

Phillips was referencing Sun open-source software projects such as MySQL (database), GlassFish (Java application server), the Java identity authentication software franchise, the NetBeans software tools, and several others.

"Oracle, however, might decide to keep the identity software -- that's really good," Rymer said. "What'll happen is that these projects will revert back into the open-source world, they'll live or die there, and we'll see how good this stuff really is."

14 April 2009

Obama doesn't even try to hide it anymore

As should have probably been obvious before, Obama is not even trying to hide the fact that he is on the take. From Slashdot:
"Looks like Obama did what many organizations have asked him not to do. In a disappointing move, he has tapped a fifth RIAA lawyer to a top spot in the Justice Department."

03 April 2009

Maven Tech Talk [Presentation]

At work, I am supposed to be giving a Maven tech talk to a team that is used to using Ant. I went ahead and created the presentation (see link above or embedded below). Most of the material is gleaned from Maven's site and just organized a bit differently. There's no voiceover or anything, it's just a slide-show... but it's there if anyone would like to use it.

None of that 'Sis'-sy Stuff

Sarah sent this to me... Thought I'd share...

Are you tired of those sissy 'friendship' poems that always sound good, but never actually come close to reality?

Well, here is a series of promises that actually speak of True Friendship.

You WON'T see  cutesy little smiley faces on this card - Just the stone cold truth of our great friendship.

1. When you are sad, I will jump on the person who made you sad like a spider monkey jacked up on Mountain Dew!!!
2. When you are blue, I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you.
3. When you smile, I will know you are plotting something that I must be involved in.
4. When you're scared, we will high tail it out of here..
5. When you are worried, I will tell you horrible stories about how much w orse  it could be until you  quit whining, ya big baby!!!!
6. When you are confused, I will use little words.
7. When you are sick, Stay away from me until you are well again. I don't want whatever you have.
8. When you fall, I'll pick you up and dust you off -- After I laugh my rear off!!
9. This is my oath.... I pledge it to the end.

'Why?' you may ask  -- because you are my FRIEND!

Friendship is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it, but only YOU can feel the true warmth.


Try sending this to 10 of your closest friends, including the person who sent this to you ...

Then, get depressed 'cause you can only think of 4!