Tue, 15 Apr 2008

NYK&S


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Originally uploaded by Russ Nelson
Went searching for abandoned unfinished railroads on 4/12. Found this one.
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Sat, 01 Mar 2008

Returning to the US

Returning to the US today. Had a great time at the IWTC. My talk went pretty well, I think, and so I was told. It's a new conference, so attendance was pretty sparse. My talk was fairly specialized, so unless the talk was specially featured, as it was in Croatia, it's going to be a small talk.

Met a great gang of people, including Sean O'Donnell, Clare Dillon, Ana Nelson (no relation), Martha Rotter, Barry Alistair, Joe, Michael Twomey, Anton Manning, Vickie, Jessie, and many people whose names I did not catch.

Had a chance to wander around Dublin before the conference started. Found the conference venue, a Maplin, a martial arts store that had tai-chi sword with a live blade, the spire, the Ha'Penny Bridge, the Millenium bridge, and Trinity College.

Did a LOT of drinking, at least a lot for me. Many a Guiness flowed past my lips. But I didn't over-do it, I think. At least I didn't feel any ill effects.

On the flight back. A detestable 757 with overhead video. Tons of stuck pixels on the LCD. No choice of movie to watch. The person next to me is sucking her thumb. Acceptable in a child. but really creepy in an adult.

I'm working on Gnash full time these days, so I was pimping Gnash at every opportunity. Talked to the Adobe guys about them being more helpful towards us, but of course got no committments. Stuff like that happens at the CTO level. I think I may just use my OSI cajones to wrangle a meeting with the Adobe CTO. What's the point of being on the OSI board if I can't change the world?

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Fri, 29 Feb 2008

Lunch, and my talk

So, Claire bought us lunch, and Ana bought us hot chocolate, and after that fine treatment, I'm ready to give my talk on Open Source Licensing.
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Thu, 28 Feb 2008

Learning to speak irish

I'm learning to speak irish. Not Gaelic, Irish. Things like "craic", which means atmosphere. Use it like "The craic was good." And pub is pronounced poob like good, but a little shorter.
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flex talk

Sitting in Andrew Shorten's talk on Adobe's flex. You can write an application using flex that runs inside a flash player, or on the desktop using air. Will have a Linux air player later this year. buzzword uses flash as a word processor. picnik does picture editing. sliderocket does presentations (not yet public).

The command-line compiler is free, bit the IDE is proprietary. Flex can cache the flex class library inside the player. Can use rtmp to push data to the app. air has a SQLite library built in. Cute stuff.

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Wed, 27 Feb 2008

iwtc2008 day one

Haven't taken in many talks today at iwtc 2008. Too many interesting people to talk to. Talked to Ken about web testing. Talked to Anton about sports-centric community building.
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Mon, 25 Feb 2008

Solvay Process Company

I found the Solvay Process Company's tunnel, left over from their "cable road". They ran a cable conveyer from their quarry to their processing plant.
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Heading off to Ireland

Well, I'm headed off to Ireland in 9 hours. Or, rather, I'm headed to Syracuse for a 5pm flight. While I'm there, I'll do a little poking about. Unlike other trips, I'll be able to blog on the road from my n800.
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Fri, 22 Feb 2008

fr1st p0st

first blog post via my n800
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Wed, 24 Oct 2007

test, test

Is this mic on? Testing the blogging software on my n800 ....
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