Archive for January, 2008

upgrading Ubuntu 7.10 which is in a VMwa …
January 31, 2008

upgrading Ubuntu 7.10 which is in a VMware VM, in my work laptop running Windows XP. I miss running Ubuntu on bare hardware – I only do that on my home PC.

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thinking how I’m going to tweak my home …
January 31, 2008

thinking how I’m going to tweak my home PC and personal laptop when I get home.

Occasionally get “artist envy” – peopl …
January 31, 2008

Occasionally get “artist envy” – people who get to balance work (tech usually) and art. It’s an opinion that software development is a craft, so that can be my outlet instead. I’ve finished reading Beautiful Code (edited by Andy Oram) , which relates savvy and science with aesthetic beauty. I’m also done with Implementation Patterns (by Kent Beck) which is about the craft and structure of programming (with Java examples). Of course these things I learn and review won’t stick around unless I practice and teach them.

So Prologue helps my blogging. Now I can …
January 31, 2008

So Prologue helps my blogging. Now I can write longer than I do in Twitter, but am still not forced to write nice structured essays. No, I’m not going pro (blogger) anytime soon! But I want to revive blogging about “pro stuff.”

reading Java Generics and Collections on …
January 31, 2008

reading Java Generics and Collections on Safari Books Online. I have used generics very sparingly, but I need to learn more for the SCJP certification and more real life. Even if Generics have many flaws, I hope to use them for better design.

What US recession? Stanford CS grads get …
January 31, 2008

What US recession? Stanford CS grads getting higher than ever offers from Google and Facebook. Any Pinoys there? Take the job, then come home and put up the great Pinoy Startup!

received a Nokia PC suite update. Added …
January 31, 2008

received a Nokia PC suite update. Added a multimedia editor for creating MMS. Need to push operator revenue?

The most useful Facebook feature – Ignor …
January 31, 2008

The most useful Facebook feature – Ignore all. Goodbye 453 application requests!

Prologue for Lazy Blogger Me
January 30, 2008

I have my own Twitter-style blog. Now I can make quick posts without bothering the Twitterverse with stuff that most won’t care about.

Thanks to Matt and Automattic!

At first I thought of converting this blog to Prologue. And then, maybe another blog for quick posts. Then I remembered, I had a wordpress.com blog doing nothing.

going to put off Scala, Haskell and func …
January 30, 2008

going to put off Scala, Haskell and functional languages. Need to practice Java: concurrency, generics, and other tricks (like those in the Java Puzzlers book).