July 10, 2008
- GUADEC: Our friends at GNOME are in full throttle at GUADEC. Hope you’re all having a good time. Sign of things to come?
- Bug Squad: You know, these people are really doing a bang-up job. Another great way to contribute and give back to KDE. Great work on making triaging bugs as fun as triaging bugs can be.
- Adobe: Nice job on PDF format becoming ISO standard.
- Release numbers: Stupid prime numbers always ruin my fun. For KDE release, we have “Life begins at 4.0“, “4.2: The Answer” “Magnum 4.4: Making Your Day” and “Feelin’ good with (Colt) 4.5“. Yes, that’s why KDE pays me so freaking much for marketing. But what about those stupid prime 41 and 43 references? God, the clock is ticking – think Olson think!
- Japan KDE user group: Great blog entry. See, these are the things we need to hear about more often.
- FISA: WTF is going on in this country? Senator Palpatine’s (and his new apprentice’s) plot in the new SW movies to have the people gleefully hand over their rights time over time is like a goddamned blueprint. First George Lucas gives us the ewoks and Jar Jar, now he creates the script for our government to follow. Damn you George Lucas. Within 2 years I’ll have to sit on a Stormtrooper’s lap to use the internet. Speaking of Obama, Jesse Jackson continues his streak of hurting more than helping (see: comments on Jewish community, extramarital affairs, Rainbow Coalition payrolls, Duke scandal, Chicago brawl). He needs to square off against Joe Lieberman in a game of “Who’s side are you on anyway???” (Oh, am I going to catch heat for this comment)
- Vista promotion: Well, it’s not how we do marketing here at the KDE MWG, but each to their own. Instead of burning 1/3 of a bil to tell people what they already don’t believe, KDE just went the route of making software that doesn’t suck and spending nothing. (Apart from the MWG Powerboat. Now where the hell is my sunscreen?) Regardless of how awesome our developers are, if you still want to help stockpile $300 million (translation: 62 euros) for a rainy day fund, knock yourself out.
- Interview: Today I interviewed a potential employee. After lulling him into complacency with typical questions on sorting algorithms and database normalization, I asked, “Which sucks more: EJB or Swing, and why?” POW! Didn’t see that one coming did you?
- Triathlon: First triathlon of the season is this upcoming Saturday. My body is starting to fall apart from training – let’s get these races over. My last one is right before I get on a plane to go to Akademy, so after many months of training, I might actually die from shock after going two weeks on only belgian beer, chips, waffles and chocolate. Look for me to gain approximately 45 pounds during my time there.