Saturday, March 31, 2007

Assorted Thoughts

I'm really tired at the end of a day coding and fixing css and playing with routing tables to get passive ftp working...

But I've also been thinking and now feel like writing it down for you folks.

James: The maintainers and Innovators. I think the CIOs that throw a pile of money at a problem (via large projects) are the worse of the Maintainers: they utterly lack the ability to see that a small team with high quality hardware, high quality leadership, and FREEDOM (say it like Scott Wallace as he rallied the Scottish rabble against Longshank's Northern Army), can far exceed the capabilities of a large, slow-moving SOA-enabled, IBM-designed and Cognizant/Perot System-implemeted system.

Oh well, their loss.

On Ian joining Sun and working to align Solaris toward Debian: That's the very best thing that could have happened to Open Solaris. Of course, it's going to have to get a lot better very fast, because it's got about 9 months before Apple takes over as Microsoft Vista dies the dreaded death. Actually, scratch that. Ubuntu will do it, because Dell with ship Kubuntu machines by summer, and then it's over. I mean Kubuntu with KDE 4.0, and Beryl. The Mac OSX will be playing catchup. Vista will still die the death. By year's end, Vista will have been a failure, and MSFT will be at $17/share.

For Google: keep going, but please make youtube better. It's still crap, unwatchable at times.

For Jim Grisanzio: Sun is starting to make a few too many mistakes with Solaris. Unfortunately, the people at my office still don't get that Solaris is FOSS. In a meeting last week I said Solaris 10 was open source and free in production, and my manager stared at me, then ignored me, as if I had just announced the Pope was my uncle. It didn't even register with him, at all.

I can't believe it.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Congratulations to google

Congratulations are in order to Google's Personalized Homepage team for the theme Tea House. I really like it.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Twiki Not For Me

We're using twiki and mediawiki at work. My team's pages are in the twiki pages and I, even though I've been using it more than a year, Hate Twiki.

For those of you who are going to say I'm not using it right: you're right.