Bits and pieces
- Yes, the t-shirt hurling contest finalists have been picked.
All the entrants got notified, but I forgot to put anything in my
blog. The winners were Roberto Diaz, Rob Butler and Bruno Souza
(yes, we have our first Brazilian finalist: I'm expecting madness
(in a good way)).
- JavaOne's growth this year has put some serious strain on
keynote scheduling so we've had to move the t-shirt hurling
contest from the keynotes into the AfterDark party on Thursday
night. The ceiling is very high: lots of room for crazy
- We did a run-through of candidate keynote demos last week.
They're looking pretty sweet. The SwingLabs folks did a
particularly stunning job.
- Picking the Dukes Choice winners has never been harder.
- I've been doing some heavy NetBeans plugin module hacking for
a little JavaOne fun. I had been pretty happy with the plugin
module development facilities when I was just dabbling. Now I'm
deep into it, and happier.
- In the midst of the course in advanced sleep deprivation that
is the preparation for JavaOne, I'm ending up going to Java Tech
Days in Moscow and Johannesburg. I'm a glutton for
- Next week (April 11-12) we're doing a Tech Days event in Sao
Paulo where my boss, Jeff Jackson, will be speaking.
- The low point of the week will be going through yet another
This time in a patent case where it is belived that something I
did years ago is prior art.