Off to visit friends in Florida tomorrow morning.
10/27 Changes Everything. Andy Ihnatko (a very happy man this evening) says Boston will now talk about history as before and after tonight. [More Like This WebLog]
Economist: “As Mr Bush has often said, there is a need in life for accountability. He has refused to impose it himself, and so voters should, in our view, impose it on him, given a viable alternative. John Kerry, for all the doubts about him, would be in a better position to carry on with… Continue reading Economist
The end of IT Departments?. Read. Discuss… My thoughts? It's an obvious case. There are simply too many different technologies at play to have an expert on staff for each of them. For example, where I work, I consider myself an “expert” when it comes to desktops, our memberships database, Access, end-user support and training,… Continue reading The end of IT Departments?
Halfbrain's DNA. In this week's column, Under Gmail's hood, I mention Johnvey Hwang's nod to Oddpost as a Gmail forerunner. I left out part of the story because, well, I'd forgotten — it's been a while. But a pair of excellent postings from Koranteng Ofosu-Amaah, a Lotus/IBM developer, refreshed my memory. Almost five years ago,… Continue reading Halfbrain's DNA
Eye opener. Ruby, Rails, and TextMate. Following the release of the updated PickAxe book, Ive been taking my updated Ruby talk on the road. First I hit Amazon, and since then Ive made it a standard part of my No Fluff Just Stuff repertoire. Its a fun talk to give for a number of reasons.… Continue reading Eye opener
Never get involved in a land war in Asia. Rumsfeld's War. Excellent PBS Frontline special tonight on Rumsfeld's War. Can't say there is any radically new material here, but it does a good job of peeling back the layers of politics and exposing the decision-making process, the personal battles, and the complete failure to anticipate… Continue reading Never get involved in a land war in Asia
Audio of How To Run Your Own Software Business presentation. Niall Kennedy posted an audio file of the How to Run your Own Software Business panel at the OS X conference. When talking about getting started as an OS X developer, certain subjects often get more time than they need: dealing with piracy and legal… Continue reading Audio of How To Run Your Own Software Business presentation
Why I Heart Bloggers. Because I can catch up on conferences I couldn't attend in person! Buzz Bruggeman and David Weinberger (scroll down to October 23) on PopTech Geoff Harder on NetSpeed 2004 Mark Leggott on Access 2004 (scroll down to October 16) BTW, I'm hoping to restore comments soon in case you want to… Continue reading Why I Heart Bloggers
Dell Offers Servers, Software and Service. Emphasizing low cost, ease of use and IT support, Dell pitches new servers designed for SMBs. [Datamation Product News]