Friday, December 05, 2003
Monday, November 03, 2003
my blog as an RSS feed. The help does at least mention that they are thinking of turning on an RSS feed for the free version.
Don't know how long I am going to have to wait for that. Don't expect much in the way of postings till I have a way to get people to read them.
Wednesday, October 01, 2003
I used the 9th Tee bracket, and did not upgrade the cooling or get the power-up delay kit that are available. The Hinsdale HowTo says you don't need them, and I trust him.
Tuesday, September 16, 2003
"There are many times when the sequel to a beloved movie fails to live up to the hype. Such was not the case with 1980's The Empire Strikes Back, which didn't just equal the excitement and derring-do of its predecessor, Star Wars, but exceeded it. Regarded by some as the best sequel of all-time, ..."
"Your drive has been shipped via UPS. Your tracking number is [deleted]"
Sched. Delivery: Sep 17, 2003
Shipped to: ARLINGTON, MA, US
Service Type: 2ND DAY AIR
Background: My upgraded Phillips 30 Hour TiVo, upgraded to 135 hrs with a 2nd 80 Gig Maxtor drive) started giving me all kinds of trouble and I believe it was the 80 Gig drive that was failing. I filled out the form at the Maxtor web site and got an RMA number. They got the drive on Friday and sent my new drive out Monday. Lesson: always get a drive with at least a 3yr warranty.
Monday, September 15, 2003
Friday, August 29, 2003
I work for Adobe (previously Macromedia) on the LiveCycle Data Services and BlazeDS team. I joined this team in late 2007. I had previously done a lot of integration work with ColdFusion and LCDS, including writing the Messaging and Data Management event gateways and the support for writing Data Management assemblers as ColdFusion Components.
My previous position was in the ColdFusion development group. I have a long history with ColdFusion. I was one of the original Allaire employees, hired on to complete the first ColdFusion edition on Solaris. I spent 5 years working on ColdFusion as the technical lead for the Unix products, bringing CF to HPUX and then Linux. I took a year off to work on web services and JRun, still the fastest, smallest, cheapest commercial J2EE server out there, although unfortunately Adobe no longer actively tries to sell it. I returned "home" to ColdFusion after the release of ColdFusion MX, a complete re-architecture of the product in Java for J2EE servers and spent my time working on "Redsky" a.k.a ColdFusion MX 6.1. That release went way faster that any previous release of CF and I worked on some of the hight profile features, including the HTTP and Mail support. I then was the Architect for ColdFusion MX 7, working on updating the search functionality, adding Event Gateways and various other features. After that I spent some time working on the 7.0.1 and 7.0.2 updates, including some great integration with Flex 2.0. The last major release I was involved with was the amazing ColdFusion 8 release. I had a hand in almost everything in this release
I am one of the original Apache Axis implementers and I still stay involved, although Adobe doesn't pay me to work on Axis full time any more. Axis has been a part of ColdFusion since ColdFusion MX (6.0) so creating and consuming web services in ColdFusion is as simple as writing a tag. I am a member of the Apache Web Service Project Management Committee (PMC) as well as being an Apache Software Foundation Member .
I have also done time in the World Wide Web consortium (W3C) working groups. In particular, I spent a long number of years working on the WSDL 2.0 specification in the Web Service Description group. I was also the Adobe representative on the WS-Policy working group, which completed its specification last year.
Before working at Allaire/Macromedia/Adobe, I worked for Gradient Technologies (now Entegrity Solutions) integrating the Web and DCE. Prior to Gradient, I worked for 5 years at the Open Software Foundation (OSF), now known as The Open Group. At the OSF I was a member of the DCE team working on the RPC (Remote Proceedure Call) and DTSS (time) services. You can download the entire DCE source code here. I was an original member of the OSF/1 development team working on commands and libraries. I started my career at Data General, where I was part of the DG/UX team.