Tag Archives: SUN

What I’m Reading on 05/10/2014

iOS Development iPhone Tutorials | Ray Wenderlich “This site contains a ton of fun written tutorials – so many that they were becoming hard to find! So I put together this little page to help everyone quickly find the tutorial … Continue reading

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For the Love of Big Data: Approach to policy can determine outcomes

Several weeks ago I was on the panel “Privacy and Innovation in the Age of Big Data” at the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Washington, DC USA. My role was to present the attraction and value of data but not … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 02/10/2014

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Announce 2014 U.S. Tour | Music News | Rolling Stone “Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced dates for their spring 2014 U.S. tour. It kicks off April 8th at Cincinnati, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/27/2013

Lake George will be the world’s ‘smartest’ lake “An unprecedented project to turn New York’s Lake George into the “smartest lake in the world” is being launched and will monitor the lake from its sun-dappled shores to its dark depths … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/26/2013

Is it time for Oracle to donate MySQL to Apache? | ZDNet “Oracle no doubt got the bang for the big bucks it paid for MySQL via its Sun acquisition. But the original developers of MySQL won’t let it die … Continue reading

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Auto travel and weather

Here’s an online service I would like to see, which I’ll explain by way of example: I live near Rochester, NY, and I plan to drive to Boston, MA. These cities are about 400 miles apart and would normally take … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/22/2011

HTML5 to Create New Wave of Opportunities in Mobile Landscape “Smartphone adoption will continue to skyrocket with or without HTML5. That said, the most used single app is the browser. As HTML5 support continues to make its way into mobile … 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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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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More spring cleanup

Two weeks ago I posted an entry about checking up on the grounds around the house to see what was happening on the first day of spring. Since then I’ve had two business trips (POSSCON and NASA Open Source Summit) … Continue reading

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Review of the blog for 2010 – October through December

I finish my survey of what I blogged about in 2010 as I look at the final three months of the year. Last Time: “Review of the blog for 2010 – July through September” Just as the third quarter of … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/29/2010

What Was and What Maybe Will Be The Top 7 Java Stories of 2010 – Application Development – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “eWEEK takes a look at seven of the biggest stories to impact or raise the interest of … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/11/2010

Web developers tackle advanced font controls | Deep Tech – CNET News “The Web, ever more sophisticated, is feeble as a publication medium when it’s compared to what can be done with layout software such as Adobe Systems’ InDesign. But … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/14/2010

Microsoft Gives its Blessing to OpenOffice.org – Open Enterprise “The criticisms made in the video are not really the point – they are mostly about OpenOffice.org not being a 100% clone of Microsoft Office, and compatibility problems with Microsoft’s proprietary … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/13/2010

Red Hat hails IBM’s move to Oracle OpenJDK – InternetNews:The Blog – Sean Michael Kerner “IBM‘s embrace of Oracle’s OpenJDK is a good thing for a lot of people in the Java community. Three years ago, I wrote about Red … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/12/2010 – OpenJDK edition

IBM and Oracle Are Behind OpenJDK! | JavaWorld’s Daily Brew “Today’s announcement that IBM will collaborate on OpenJDK comes at an important time for the Java community. For years, Java developers wondered if Sun would ever open source Java. Recently, … Continue reading

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IBM joins the OpenJDK community, will help unify open source Java efforts

When people talk about open source, the notion of “forking” often comes up. The idea is that some folks are not happy with the direction in which a project is going, so they take a copy of the source code, … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

This morning some people involved with OpenOffice.org forked the software. OpenOffice.org is an open source office productivity suite originally controlled by Sun and now Oracle that includes a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation application, and other software. With OpenOffice.org you get … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/28/2010

OpenOffice.org Forks into LibreOffice The Launch of the Document Foundation and the Oxymoron of Corporate Controlled “Community” Projects – ConsortiumInfo.org “The bad news is that in the same time period the OpenOffice suite could have become so much more. As … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/23/2010

What Not to Wear Seeking Frumpy Female Journalists “Do you know “a Female Journalist who stands out from the crowd and not in a good way!” Meaning she’s unattractive? Why not ambush her with a visit from What Not to … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/21/2010

Oracle rips Red Hat and ‘sort of’ launches a new Linux – Computerworld Blogs “Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux–what a name!–is based on the stable 2.6.32 mainline Linux kernel. For some reason, a few idiots seem to think … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/01/2010

iPad, Kindle, Nook or Sony? What is the best e-book reader? :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Andy Ihnatko “My advice is consistent: right now, the two best e-readers are the latest edition of Amazon‘s Kindle ($139 or $189, depending on configuration), … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/29/2010

Google backs out of JavaOne conference | Reuters “Citing concerns about Oracle’s lawsuit against it, Google said Friday it cannot participate in the upcoming JavaOne conference. The Oracle-sponsored JavaOne conference, formerly a Sun Microsystems event, is being held in San … Continue reading

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Sailing: Wind, waves, and a Suzuki 6

How wind and waves can make or break a day for sailing, but it still helps if the motor starts. I’ve had my Catalina 22 sailboat on Lake Ontario east of Rochester, NY, for several weeks now and have been … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/16/2010

Oracle’s Java lawsuit undermines its open source credibility “It raises very serious questions about the company’s stewardship of other open source technology that it obtained during the acquisition of Sun. The resulting uncertainty will likely not be conducive to retaining … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/04/2010

Linux skills more in demand than Unix for the first time – 03 Aug 2010 – Computing “Demand for Linux programming skills has exceeded that for Unix programming skills for the first time ever, according to Richard Nott, director of … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/15/2010

Standards ODF 1.2 Begins Final 60-day Public Review “A major milestone was reached for the OASIS ODF TC last week. The latest Committee Draft of ODF 1.2 (CD 05) was sent out for a 60-day public review.” tags: odf oasis … Continue reading

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Driving a UHaul from upstate NY to Chicago

Several weeks ago my daughter Katie needed to move into an apartment in Chicago and we needed to help her furnish said apartment with a couch, chair, tables, bed, and various other possessions. Unlike our trips carting her things back … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/28/2010

Reseller News > Red Hat CEO: VMware our biggest competitor “In two or three years, Whitehurst predicts, virtualisation and cloud tools will still be a minority of Red Hat‘s revenue, compared to subscription fees of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, though … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/10/2010

Brazil Wants To Be The Next India and Open Source Is Their Secret Weapon | NetworkWorld.com Community “Though Brazil has several disadvantages they must overcome to compete with the likes of India and China as an outsourcing world power, they … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/28/2010

IBM, Dell Tout Strengths of Their Server Platforms – IT Infrastructure from eWeek “For their part, IBM officials said since IBM’s Migration Factory program began four years ago, almost 2,700 businesses have migrated their workloads onto IBM servers and storage. … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/22/2010

WhiteHouse.gov Releases Open Source Code | The White House “As part of our ongoing effort to develop an open platform for WhiteHouse.gov, we’re releasing some of the custom code we’ve developed. This code is available for anyone to review, use, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/10/2010

From Arial to Century Gothic: A font switch be a moneysaver | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com “Does anyone ever really give much thought to the font that’s being used on the screen? Oh sure, some fonts are more visually … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/24/2010

Is it too late for JavaFX to succeed? | Developer World – InfoWorld “Nearly three years after its introduction, the JavaFX multimedia application development platform that Oracle inherited from Sun Microsystems remains just another entrant in a crowded field, with … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/20/2010

Phasing Grace | Social Architecture and Virtual Worlds: Linden Lab Leaping the Chasm? “This last week I read the Harvard Business School case study entitled: Linden Lab: Crossing the Chasm Rev. August 3, 2009.  If you’d like to follow along, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/13/2010

A Face Lift For The MPL | Linux Journal “Now, more than ten years later, 1.1′s number is up — or at least will be going up. According to Baker, 2010 will be the year of the revision, with Mozilla … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/10/2010

Rackspace hires to align with MySQL offshoot – BusinessWeek “A number of former Sun Microsystems employees who worked on Drizzle, an offshoot of the MySQL open-source database, have ended up at cloud infrastructure provider Rackspace, where they will continue their … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/02/2010

New York State Trout Season Opens April 1 – NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation “Trout season opens April 1 in New York State, and anglers can again look forward to a great year of fishing, thanks to the natural diversity … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/18/2010

What happens to Sun’s open-source software now? – Computerworld Blogs “In general, we know that Sun’s software product catalog will be cut back and that many Sun staffers will soon be laid off. Historically, when Oracle acquires a company, deep … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/10/2010

LinuxQuestions.org Announces 2009 Members Choice Awards “LinuxQuestions.org, one of the most active and popular forums for Linux users on the Net, just released the results of its annual Member’s Choice Awards. Readers chose their favorites from text editor to distro, … Continue reading

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Daily Links for Friday, January 29, 2010

Open Source Wikimedia hires open-source veteran as CTO | Deep Tech – CNET NewsCNet / Stephen Shankland Danese Cooper, a former open-source community specialist at Sun and Intel, now will work on technology for Wikipedia and other projects. Red Hat … Continue reading

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Daily Links for Friday, January 1, 2010

Open Source Seeking Profit in Open-Source Search SoftwareThe New York Times / Ashlee Vance In the case of Lucid, the company hopes to profit from an open-source software package called Lucene. When paired with some other software (another open-source package … Continue reading

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