Thursday, October 14, 2010

Why You Should Start Marketing the Day You Start Coding

Let me address the fear of someone stealing your idea with the following: Wake the hell up! No one cares about your idea. Not even your mom (I know she said she does, but she was just being nice).

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

IBM joins Oracle on OpenJDK

Today, IBM took the pragmatic decision to end hostilities over Apache Harmony and move on. This is clearly a good choice for IBM, and probably the best we could hope for Java. It does mean that Apache Harmony is effectively dead.

But frankly, Sun, now Oracle, have got away with murder.

Whether the Apache Software Foundation can stomach staying in the JCP is, I would say, still an open question. Let's hope the deal that was cut is really positive. Because it really is time for the Java industry to move on.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Deploying Clojure Services with Crane

Crane is useful for deploying any kind of service and has many built-in capabilities.

The model is simple - use Crane as a library, define functions, and use Crane will call those functions as targets.  Use Crane's conf and cred capabilities to get all the configuration and credentials required to write your deploy functions in deploy.clj.

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Vintage Victors For a Cure 2010

Our Second Annual Vintage Victors for a Cure was a huge success.  The event  raised over $17,000 for the MCG Foundation- Breast Cancer Prevention Coalition.  125 residents and MCG guests attended our dinner and donated actively to our “mega” raffle, silent auction and live auction.  All of our auction items, raffle prizes and golf prizes were donated by our very talented residents and our area businesses.  28 Hole sponsors also helped us exceed last years results by 64%.

 96 Golfers competed on our beautiful Mount Vintage Golf Course in a Captain’s Choice Scramble.

             First Place winners were the team of Judy and Joe Ward, Ashley Rose and Jerry Horak with a net 54

 Longest Drive for Men was won by John Wehner and Longest Drive for Women  was won by Ashley Rose.

A few pictures are shown below.  To see additional winners and to view photos of the event please visit Diane’s Photo Album


Vintage Victors for a Cure 2010


Carl and Patty


Silent Auction


Second Place


First Place


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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Here’s what we’ve learned about doing UI for mobile web apps with WebKit - (37signals)

Browser-based mobile apps clearly have the potential to offer user experience that is on-par with native apps. Of course designing that kind of experience is going to require more than emerging mark-up and style techniques—it’s not going to be enough to just serve a mobile stylesheet for your app. Offering a native-worthy mobile experience requires you to rethink the UI of your app and deliver it within an environment where touch is the rule.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010