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comparisons

[via William Gibson's Blog] Heard on Sky News:

"Umm Qasr is a town similar to Southampton", UK Defence Minister Geoff Hoon told the House of Commons yesterday. "He's either never been to Southampton, or he's never been to Umm Qasr", said one British soldier, informed of this while on patrol in Umm Qasr. Another added: "There's no beer, no prostitutes, and people are shooting at us. It's more like Portsmouth."

Categories: geopolitics
Posted by diego on April 4, 2003 at 9:18 PM

ventureblog

[via Russ]: VentureBlog. Interesting!

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on April 4, 2003 at 9:11 PM

spaces on OS/2

Four words: "Write once, Run anywhere".

I know that this became the joke du jour in tech circles, quickly replaced by "Write once, debug everywhere." But now the joke no longer true. Spaces has so far run on every system that it's been tried on, including Windows, Linux and Mac OS/X, with no modifications or work required on my part. (Okay, I did have to fix one bug that was appearing only on Mac at the beginning, but that was it). In fact, I developed the program entirely on Windows machines and except for a friend that ocassionally did Linux testing I never ran it on anything else before the release, or after, until recently, when I got VMWare installed a few days ago.

And now, OS/2.

Over the past couple of weeks I've received several emails from happy users of spaces on OS/2. Very cool. Julio Cezar Salgueiro da Silva was kind enough to attach a screenshot:

spaces-os2-small.jpg
(Click on the image to see a larger version).

It kinda looks like the Metal L&F doesn't it? What gives it away is the window controls at the top-right. Very OS/2. I guess that as more Java apps are available they will breathe new life into older systems.

Categories: clevercactus
Posted by diego on April 4, 2003 at 8:54 PM

a great day

Busy, yes, but great. No clouds, warm sun and a cool breeze that came and went, just at the right moment. Normally here in Dublin you get days like these around the first two weeks of may (Last year my advisor said "Did you like the past two weeks?" I said, yes, then he said, "Good, because that was summer."). Heh. Anyway, we've had two or three days like these in the last couple of weeks, but today was the best. Very cool.

Categories: personal
Posted by diego on April 4, 2003 at 5:25 PM

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