June 28th, 2007
I got my Sony Vaio Type T
this morning… It’s the only piece of equipment sexier than a MacBook – which is to say very sexy. Her name is July
. Weighing in at only 1.0 kg, she sports a dual core Centrino processor running at 1.20 GHz, 2 GB RAM, and a 160 GB hard drive, which should be enough to power my xemacs
Just 1 kg! It’s incredible what they can do these days. They’re only sold in Japan though, so far, I think. The price was 225,000 yen, if you’re interested. The idea is that it should be convenient enough to carry with me everywhere I go, so I can take any opportunity I get to do some coding.
Now, the name July comes from my scheme of naming computers I build/buy/get after the month, or the following month if it’s already taken. So far I’ve got these ones named: November (Pentium 4/Gentoo Linux), June (Athlon 64/Windows XP), October (Pentium 4/Windows XP), December (Core 2 Duo/Gentoo Linux), January (MacBook Pro/Windows XP), and now also July (Vaio Type T/Windows Vista). The only one I use at home is June, which will be overtaken by July now I suppose, and January at work. December is the office server and October is a build machine now. November is in storage at my mom’s place in Sweden…
Seems I usually get new computers in winter and summer, huh!
June 27th, 2007
As I mentioned in my other blog, I was going to hold a presentation at CSS Nite Vol. 19. Considering I haven’t held a presentation since my university days (what the heck kinda company am I working for, really?), I think it went really well, and it was very fun to do. I’ve uploaded the slides as well – not that they’re much to see in themselves. I did a demo constructing an Opera widget live on stage, and contrary to what one would have expected, it actually went quite without mishaps.
I’ll also have a presentation on The Days of Web Standards 2007 on 14~15 of July. My presentation is on Sunday the 14th at 14:30. It’ll be a bit longer and also on widgets (although this time too I’ll try to sneak in as much talk about web application development as possible without Marketing noticing). I’ve got some pretty nifty ideas for a live coding session and demo… I hope someone will attend. Anyway, there are many very interesting speakers scheduled…
June 25th, 2007
Php is the most useful piece of crap ever shat on the face of the Earth. My old software engineering professor Uwe Aßmann (who held the by far best lectures I’ve ever had the pleasure to attend) used to call it Some Dude’s Law (I can’t remember whose) – that the ugly and worst designed software (Windows, PHP…) always win over the sexy and well designed (BeOS, Smalltalk…). Well, that’s how it is. Php makes me feel sick all the time, but I still use it. Because I have to (because that’s what’s installed) is only half the reason. The documentation is top notch, and I’m very productive using it. In Windows…