Friday, July 22, 2005

Wil on Delicous

Looks like Mike Matas (from Delicious Monster) will be going to Apple to do user interface and icon design. Sounds great!

There's a great interview on DrunkenBlog with Wil Shipley, one of the founders of Delicious Monster.

In the interview Wil says he enjoyed creating the philosophy pages of Omni. It sure is some good principals to work by.

Nice article on dev about clearing the FUD about JSF on developerWorks.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Google Moon

Today is when Neil Armstrong (July 20, 1969) landed on the moon.
The Apollo Landings, courtesy of Google-Moon.

Cool humanoid robot built at Chalmers University in Sweden.
It has 22 degrees of freedom, stereovision (using a neural network) and can track faces! But by all that is holy, does it have the 3 laws ??? :-)

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Attaching internal drives

FireWire DriveDock, allows bare internal ide drives to be attached via firewire. Could be useful for powerbooks.

Monday, July 18, 2005

One data point does not a curve make

Interesting and funny article about the flip-flopping that occurs in the technology industry. I've definitely seen this! :)


I've always been very interested in user interface design. It's probably why I'm a big mac fan. This may be because I was forced to read the Apple User Interface Design specs during my first intern position. (They did technical support for Apple in the UK). I believe that the magic of technology should be hidden behind a veil of simplicity. Think google.

Anyway I came across this and thought it was fascinating. Its a flash project which removes clicks from the user interface and replaces them with guestures. Go take a look and see if you resist not click.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Cool Keyboard

Interesting idea.. the Optimus keyboard. Each of the keys are a display allowing them to programmatically defined. cool !

Monday, July 11, 2005

nice table tag

eXtremeComponents looks like they have a nice custom tag for tables.

If you've ever done any swing programming (especially GridBagLayout), you will appreciate this funny.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Quartz Composer

Cool quartz composer samples. Can't wait to see the type of applications that will start to spring up for macosx. It gives smaller developers a lot of power to compete with the likes of Adobe.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Revenge of the < T >

I've still not played with Templates in the latest Java JVM. I dunno, I guess it brings back nightmares from my C++ days.
Casting is not that big a deal for me. I realize that it pushes errors at runtime rather than at compile time. I just find all those brackets a distraction from understanding what the code is doing.

In any case, a StarWars III themed, funny flash animation. :)

Friday, July 01, 2005

Eclipse 3.1

Eclipse Final 3.1 has been released. Heres what's noteworthy.

Note to self. Find a company that will insist on sending me to JavaOne. [sigh]

Congrats to Geronimo on passing the J2EE TCK 1.4.1a test suite. It seems to be really picking up momentum.