Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Catchup on Updates

I finally got around to installing Ubuntu 8.10 and Eclipse Ganymede. I'm pretty much starting over with Ubuntu, as it's going to be a server project in parallel with OpenSolaris. So far I'm still planning to do the bulk of my development in mach-BSD, that is OS X.

Still working on the Swing app with Netbeans. UI v2 will feature new embedded browser panes and more controls.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Predicates Chosen

Orthogonal technically means "at right angles" but I've heard the term used loosely to mean what I was driving at: providing maximum coverage of the problem set with the least amount of overlap. Conceptually, logical right angles might allow one to compose a two-element query where each element can be adjusted independently with linear variation in the results. Conceptually linear? That's why it's more a contemplation, a notion, rather than a rigorous proof. These thoughts lead to what I can call my best educated guess.

After much contemplation, I have my predicates.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

My ideal MacBook

Sweet new macbooks, faster bus and memory, new trackpad, and what i really need in the dark, a backlit keyboard. Sure would like to gets me one with 4GB RAM and the largest HD option. Then I'd install some stuff...

First VMWare, Windows XP and Ubuntu 8.10 (desktop and server), bringing the number of operating systems on this laptop to 4.

I'm partial to BSD, so I'd pretty much have my development tools in OS X.

MySQL for the data store...

Eclipse with JBoss, Hibernate, Jena, Jersey... also in Eclipse, pydev and Oxygen plugins.

Netbeans with Glassfish and those same framework libraries...

XCode with the iPhone SDK.

Glassfish and JBoss on the Ubuntu server, where I deploy the applications I build. The Ubuntu desktop iscuz i can haz a learneding enviroment for Ubuntu.

Windoze just in case, and until I find a suitable open source replacement for Visio.

Okay, I just described my current black macbook, but the 'lumin' ones are sweet. That's what I'd do with it.