Tuesday, May 30, 2006

AJAX, JSF and Creator

I played around with Sun's Java Studio Creator2 today and its AJAX autocompletion component.
Very simple way to create a (web) textfield that has an autocompletion feature based on a server dictionary.

Really neat.

Linux on Sparc T1

Just learned that Ubuntu is running on Sun's Sparc T1 ("Niagara") cpu/boxes.
(Old news, granted, but new to me)

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Welcome to flickr

Finally started to use my flickr account; will slowly upload some pic's there, so watch this space if you're interested.

Rails on drugs

Well, rails may be simple, but so are its error messages.


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Saturday, May 20, 2006

Skype sound test

Just found out that Skype offers a sound check service.

Just call echo123 on Skype; you can leave a 10sec message there that is then played back to you...
Nice gimmick to check your end of the skype "line"...

Friday, May 19, 2006

Did DELL finally get it ??

Dell now using AMD ??
Did they finally get it?
Will Intel now get it?

OpenSource Java ??

Seems like it will finally take place.

However, I still believe that this might actually by a disservice to the Java idea of "run everywhere".
Remember what happened on the desktop (J2SE) when Microsoft had their own "enhancements" to the VM?
I'm afraid this might happen again.

IBM, though, will probably love it...

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


I finally registered (myself and my blogs) on technorati.
Pretty cool stuff.

Whats best about it is, that with just one click you can see that actually no-one is interested in your blogs (if links represent interest, but thats the current thinking - and I agree with it).

Monday, May 15, 2006

mac-ify your pc

The new Google Desktop with gadgets finally brings mac feeling to the PC.

cool: voice controlled blender

there's no limit to innovation: the voice controlled blender by Kelly Dobson - description here, also comes with a blueprint and a demo video here

Java AppServer market share

Here's interesting statistics about current appserver market share.
Cool part is, that Sun through initiatives like Glassfish (the open source AS v9) and the Java Enterprise System (aka JES)licensing modell is now at 20% - not bad.
  • 37.2% - IBM Web Sphere
  • 37.0% - JBoss Application Server
  • 27.2% - BEA WebLogic
  • 27.2% - Oracle 8iAS, 9iAS, 10gAS
  • 19.7% - Sun Java Enterprise System
As I said earlier, now it's getting interesting.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Google Calendar?

weird - must have missed that while on vacation:
Google finally got the calender.

Friday, May 05, 2006

book: The Wisdom of Crowds

Want to understand how wise crowds or groups (or communities for that matter) actually are - if only you let them ... read this fantastic book here:
The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki.