I have too much other stuff pounding my brain to support this website right now (it crashed again today), so I reverted back to Roller 0.9.8-dev. I'm sure the release is fine (at least on FreeRoller), just something about my not-so-clean Roller environment that doesn't allow the upgrade (or at least kills MySQL every so often). If it dies again, well then, oh well...
This seems huge to me - whaddya think?
Network computer maker Sun Microsystems Inc. researchers will report on Tuesday that they have devised a way to dramatically increase the speed at which semiconductors can talk to each other.
By placing the chips edge to edge, directly touching, so data can flow freely, Sun has taken out the need for the tiny wires, pads and solder points that now connect chips on printed circuit boards that help make up computer systems, Sun said. [Yahoo News]
The Display Tag Library has a new release! Fabrizio Giustina has been a busy guy as well as John York in refactoring the entire tag library. We had a run off between the two refactorings and Fabrizio won. This release is pretty stellar - checkout the full list of changes.
Temporary: I've uploaded a demo war that will self destruct as soon as displaytag.org is updated. This message will also disappear at that time.
CVSspam, a very cool tool, has a new release out. Release Notes and Download.
This is one of those weeks when I'm a freak of nature. A code monkey with a passion for getting things done. Yet there's too much to do and its all due by Friday.
Yep, this is a week with a deadline. It's been building since I started at this new gig about a month ago. We all knew it was coming, and we're somewhat prepared, but there's still a lot to do. The screwed up thing is I can't seem to think about anything else, and all I want to do is code, code, code. I don't want to eat, sleep or go to the gym. I just want to get it done: code, code, code: I'll neglect my family, friends and body to pump out a software release - because my mind is enthralled by the idea of deadlines. My body loves the excitement, the passion makes my blood boil and my brain just wants more, more, more.
The worst part of it all? It won't matter next week, or even the day after we get it all done. No one will really care. It was a deadline - we said we could do it, and that's what they expected. When we're super pumped that we got it all done, no one will care - we said we could do it. And my reward? I'll be so damned burned out (from spending so much time on the computer) that I won't even want to look at one - not even Foxxy (my new powerbook).
It's strange that I know this is happening - or that I've at least recognized it this time. I don't think it will help though. I'll have to make sure and apologize to Julie and Abbie for being such a narrow-minded prick all week.
Intuit, the maker of QuickBooks and Quicken, does not make good OS X software. Why? Because it can't read the Window's versions of its files. I bought Quicken so we could edit our Quicken files with our Macs, as we currently do with our PCs (data file is stored on Linux). To edit our Quicken files on the Mac, we have to export a QIF file from Quicken/Win and then import on Quicken/Mac. Good thing I wasted my money on a Windows version of Quicken and a Mac version - since I'll obviously only be able to use one.
Same goes for QuickBooks - if you want to edit your Windows-created QuickBooks file on a Mac, you must export/import. That just sucks! Intuit - have you ever heard of this company called Microsoft? They seemed to have no problems making their software read files created by either platform - maybe you should take a lesson from them.