Archive for May, 2007
Yesterday marked the fifth birthday of bucketFountain. I find it pretty amazing, I have a shockingly bad memory but I can clearly remember the day I set the site up (a tiny desk; a Dell laptop with a series of keys that didn’t work; two very shifty aussie flatmates in a shite flat in London; a warm sunny day; it was late afternoon…). It doesn’t seem like yesterday, so I guess that’s what five years feels like.
Also, this time last year we were enjoying the weekend after Webstock 2006. That seems like much longer than 12 months ago!
w00t! The next Webstock mini has been announced (Tuesday 19 June) and it promises to be a cracker.
One of my idols and a key contributor to Mozilla’s rendering engine, Gecko, Robert O’Callahan, will give us a preview of Firefox 3. He’s a software hero who like so many important Kiwi’s is virtually unheard of in his own country.
Leigh Blackall is lined up to explain and demonstrate Second Life. There’s no Linux client as far as I know, so that’s my excuse for not having tried it out yet. I’m looking forward to seeing it for the first time….
There’s also going to be a debate in the final session (which follows the second round of networking) which will be highly entertaining.
Michael ‘Koz’ Koziarski will also present a half day workshop on Ruby on Rails for beginners. He’s one of the core developers of Ruby on Rails so you don’t get a much better opportunity to learn than that! It’s a steal at $300 bucks, and I think constitutes far better value than most training courses.
Check it: Full Code Press, the Olympics for web geeks.
The all time number one best entry on icanhascheezburger
Spurred on by the recent farcical declaration that Linux violates over 228 Microsoft patents, I sent this image into LOLGeeks. They didn’t publish it, so for your enjoyment it’s Steeeeeve Ballmer:
While checking the net for toilet prices (I never thought the day would come), I came across the British Toilet Association. It made me smile.