Monthly Archives: June 2011

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Daily links for 06/30/2011

Kitchen Window: July Fourth Barbecue From America’s Melting Pot : NPR “And sometimes the embrace is more like a bear hug. Giddau’s lambburgers are still a favorite on my family’s grill, but these days, so is Greek-style chicken marinated in … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/29/2011

After OpenOffice and Hudson, will Oracle stick with open source? | Open Source Software – InfoWorld “With Hudson and OpenOffice, Oracle concluded there was no meaningful revenue at risk in donating the projects but that both efforts still had indirect … Continue reading

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European WebSphere Technical Conference in Berlin

IBM has announced the European WebSphere Technical Conference for 2011. The conference will be held from October 10th to the 14th in Berlin, Germany. From the website: The 2011 IBM European WebSphere Technical Conference, which combines the WebSphere and Transaction … Continue reading

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ApacheCon North America 2011 theme announced

I just received this news from the folks at the Apache Software Foundation: The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of nearly 170 Open Source projects and initiatives, today announced “Open Source Enterprise Solutions, Cloud Computing, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/23/2011

Firefox 5 released, arrives only three months after Firefox 4 “Mozilla has launched Firefox 5, a new version of the popular open source Web browser. This is the first update that Mozilla has issued since adopting a new release management … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/22/2011

White iPhone debacle shows why Apple is winning | TechRepublic “The lesson here is not that companies should always wait until their products are absolutely perfect before they release them. If that were the case, very few products would ever … Continue reading

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New GNOME Executive Director

The Gnome Foundation announced a new Executive Director today: The GNOME Foundation today announced that it has appointed Karen Sandler as Executive Director. Sandler’s dedication to software freedom, her non-profits experience and her involvement in a wide range of free … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/21/2011

Linux News: Desktop: Keeping the Desktop Dream Alive: Q&A With Linux Foundation’s Jim Zemlin, Part 1 “In 2007, Linux was heralded as the desktop of the future. However, the history of Linux on the desktop has been a story of … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/20/2011

When WiFi doesn’t work: a guide to home networking alternatives “If you live an old home or building, you already know the limits of WiFi. Despite the improved range of 802.11n coupled with improved throughput at greater distances‚ WiFi doesn’t … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/17/2011

Bit.ly Offers Customized URL Shortening for Free “And now for another announcement in the white-hot world of….URL shortening? Yep. In the second URL shortener announcement this week, bit.ly (news, site) is announcing that its bit.ly Pro service, which lets organizations … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/16/2011

HP sues Oracle as tech big shots’ animosity grows – Forbes.com “In the lawsuit, HP accuses Oracle of anticompetitive behavior, breaking a promise to continue supporting Itanium machines and of the use of “strong-arm tactics to coerce customers into replacing … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/15/2011

Java standards process to get an upgrade | Application Development – InfoWorld “New procedures are part of the recently introduced Java Specification Request 348. “This JCR — nicknamed JCP.next — proposes a variety of changes to do with transparency, participation, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/14/2011

The first Chromebook Review: Samsung Series 5 | ZDNet “So it is that I’m pretty happy with my brand new Samsung Series 5 3G even though CNET gave it a just “ok” rating pending software improvements. While neither Chromebook will … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/09/2011

Take Me Fishing | Blog | The Starter Fly Rod “Do you want to expand your horizons into fly fishing?  If you aren’t fly fishing already, you should give it a try!  It doesn’t matter where you live or fish… … Continue reading

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New position within IBM

It’s been effective for a week, so I guess I can spill the beans here and say that I’ve shifted to a new executive position within IBM, namely to be the Vice President for WebSphere Foundation Product Management in the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/08/2011

Doctor Who’s Daleks to get ‘a rest’ | Television & radio | guardian.co.uk “The Daleks, the most well known adversaries of Doctor Who’s timelord, are being sent into temporary exile, showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed. Moffat said that he had decided … Continue reading

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New book about 100 years of IBM

As some of you know, I’ve been working for IBM for 28 years, though I was but a child when I started. Evidently it existed before I got here, and the full 100 year history is discussed in a new … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/07/2011

Apple launches iCloud; here’s what powers it — Cloud Computing News “Apple officially launched its much-hyped iCloud suite of services at its Worldwide Developer Conference today, and although the capabilities are sure to be the talk of the town among … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/06/2011

Why OSCON Java? – O’Reilly Radar “OSCON Java 2011, being held July 25-27 in Portland, Ore., is focused on open source technologies that make up the Java ecosystem. (This event is co-located with OSCON.)” tags: java conference Posted from Diigo. … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/04/2011

Google pits C++ against Java, Scala, and Go • The Register “Google has released a research paper closely comparing the performance of C++, Java, Scala, and its own Go programming language. According to Google’s tests (PDF), C++ offers the fastest runtime … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/03/2011

DNA logic gates calculate square root using 130 different molecules “Before you have visions of DNA controlling Skynet, it’s worth taking a second to consider the system’s limitations: all those molecules were used to simply perform square roots on four-bit … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/02/2011

Oracle gives OpenOffice to Apache | ZDNet “In a statement issued this morning, June 1st, Oracle’s Luke Kowalski, VP of Oracle Corporate Architecture Group, stated that the company was going to “contribute the OpenOffice.org code to The Apache Software Foundation’s … Continue reading

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Some remarks on OpenOffice going to Apache

Earlier today, Oracle announced that they would be donating source code for OpenOffice to the Apache Software Foundation to start a new incubator project. It’s been an interesting road to get to this point over the decades, with well and … Continue reading

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