As a man, I regularly maintain a beard of epic proportions, and doing so is not a matter of waiting for it to grow. I must trim it daily and the days of using primordial methods such as scissors is long gone. I own two of the best electric beard trimmers that
If one is willing to interpret a relational database through the eyes of an application (family, really), Atom does indeed help. In more general sense a simple two level hierarchy (container, element (container, element()) can go quite far when using hyperlinks. However, if interpreting a relational schema without any knowledge of applications that
I keep on wondering how income to house price ratios soared to 4.5 from a 40 year level of 3. The Economist points out how high housing prices might be the result of an extremely stable global economy over the last 3 decades.
Belief that the business cycle has
Apple, through its lack of an SDK for iPhone, has coerced software developers to treat the Web as a first class development platform for mobile device.
Last week SAP announced availability of its CRM software for the iPhone ahead of other platforms. Someone looking for details about breakthroughs that SAP made
Why would you listen to me? Why, I am just a sleep-deprived gadfly who could dream of nothing better. Adam Bosworth said this a couple of years ago at the MySQL User Conf 2005. In any case, I referred to this talk in one of my previous posts converging applications and the Web. (Surprisingly, there
Paul Graham says:
If you don't think you're smart enough to start a startup doing something technically difficult, just write enterprise software. Enterprise software companies aren't technology companies, they're sales companies, and sales depends mostly on effort.
I thought Paul Graham is always right. And
Can't believe the JSR 173 spec writers were so lazy!
When did you last feel like flagellating a JSR editor? Well, Chris Fry (BEA) and his team of JSR 173 expert group members definitely deserve this rich reward for a stupid mistake of copy-and-paste. You'd say we all do that
I always considered middleware technologies to be ephemeral and favored explicit architectural thinking for long term stability. (My dissertation shows how different styles are essentially composable from small and simple primitives independent of middleware technologies.) Industrial technologies aka runaway trains, viz., CORBA, DCOM, and J2EE were each a rehash of DCE RPC. Neither
Have you ever heard of an email riot? I could only find one genuine use of it online. Nevertheless, let me explain to you what it means. For those with little time -
An email riot occurs when one mob of users tries to rush out of an administered mailing
A very nicely written article on the design issues with the democratic editorial process being used widely on Web 2.0 discusses the inherent systemic flaws leading to overall poor quality of information.
Value of information
Novel and true information has more value than stale and misleading information. Big media editing process