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The Other Side of the Podium

When I was at ParaSoft, I did a number of trainings when I went to some company and showed them how to use whatever product they had purchased. We did one-day tutorials all the way up to five-day classes, where we would use our product with the customer’s code. This week I am attending a […]

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Windows Is So Slow, but Why? – New York Times

Windows Is So Slow, but Why? – New York Times: “And Apple had the advantage of building on software from university laboratories, an experimental version of the Unix operating system developed at Carnegie Mellon University and a free variant of Unix from the University of California, Berkeley. That helps explain why a small team at […]

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Tim and Tiger

Tim Bray isn’t so sure he likes Tiger. And I’d agree, but with enough caveats that I thought a blog post would be worthwhile. OS X has gone through five major revisions since I’ve been using it. It had more before, but since I didn’t use them I don’t really know about them, and won’t […]

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MSN Virtual Earth

I have this problem with MSN Virtual Earth. It looks like this: Apparently, the borg have landed in Costa Mesa, and their ship is resting at the corner of Mesa Verde and Baker. But it’s more pervasive than that. They seem to be everywhere I look. They seem to have invaded our world quite thoroughly; […]

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ApTel: Whither AltiVec?

So there’s talk all over the web about Apple moving to Intel processors, but one thing I couldn’t find was the fate of AltiVec. AltiVec, or the Velocity Engine, is the part of the G4 and G5 that does the heavy lifting when you need giant numbers crunched: it is the reason why G5s have […]

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New Job!

I started at ACS this week. Monday was a whole day of paperwork. I filled out my new address at least two dozen times. Oh, the paperless office is a grand idea, isn’t it? Then I got down to the work. It’s Java stuff, and it’s neat. I’m inheriting some code that is just awfully […]

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Eclipse Tutorial

Here is an Eclipse tutorial that I wrote for work. This is the WSDJ version; there’s an upcoming Visual Studio version that’s similar.

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