My closest friend when I was a teenager – more of a brother really – wrote me an email recently. We’d exchanged a few emails a decade ago but really have been out of touch for 30 years. Damn. That’s awhile. Through our conversation this week I am very much reminded of where I came [...]
So yesterday I marched into the local AT&T store and bought a new BlackBerry Torch. Say what? But Greg, you say, you converted to Android months ago! What about your Nexus One? What about how you were saving money on T-Mobile? What about the fewer dropped calls on T-Mobile? All true. And all meaningless.
It’s totally possible that Oracle will win it’s patent lawsuit against Google over Android. While I am not an attorney, I have spent countless hours studying patents and working with patent attorneys over the years. My fast evaluation of the Oracle case is that they may have some grounds. But let’s set aside the patent [...]
I picked up what might have been the first Galaxy Tab Android tablet sold in a San Francisco T-Mobile store this morning. I was there at 9am when they opened and bought a unit for $599 with a month-to-month data contract for $39.99/month.
First impressions: stupid Apple data connector for charging and USB connectivity. Why? [...]
Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution on the planet… at least among the cool, hip, young, start-up-oriented folks. If you’re an Enterprise dude or your CIO has you by the throat you might use RHEL or even Oracle Linux and this whole topic is just of mild interest. In that case, move along, these [...]
Oracle made some moves this week that look like the opening pawn moves in a master chess game. The end game will have Oracle having a controlling position in every aspect of Enterprise software development.
First of all, Oracle has removed InnoDB from the MySQL Classic Edition. Now, you can still get the GPL community [...]
Most of the pictures I took turned out very blurry – my flash was not powerful enough, unfortunately. But I got some nice shots of the Giants World Series Parade.
I took today off. My wife and I took our son and the boys of some good friends and went early to Market Street to stake out a spot to watch the San Francisco Giants – excuse me, the WORLD CHAMPION San Francisco Giants enjoy a ticker tape parade. We arrived at 7:30am for an [...]