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June 4, 2006

RandomBrainDump from BarCampBoston

Dell/IBM to Mac laptop ratio seemed to be about 80/20 in favour of PCs.

Monster did a great job of selling themselves. We only saw their “labs” area, rather than the cubicle farm I’m sure exists there, plus a tour of their network operations, to wow the geeks.

glenn’s notes on some of the frustation in the organisation of BarCamp sum up my complaints pretty well. Except I’d also add that the font on the name badges was too small.

Veracode sounds like it will be fascinating. Not sure how much of it is public knowledge, so I’ll keep my mouth shut for now. And I got to meet Dildog.

PB Wiki sucks salty dogs’ cocks in hell forever. Once you saved an edit, no-one else could edit the page for 15 minutes, because you “kept” the lock.

Bil Lewis gave a superb demo of his Omniscient Debugger for Java. He managed a great gotcha moment for the audience when his debugger crashed. “You should debug your debugger,” said a sarcastic audience member. “Good idea!” says Bil, as he shows that he was running the debugger inside a debugger all along. (That this debugger then crashed with a bug only marginally detracted from his showmanship)

The Reddit chaps rock. When the video for their presentation, Ingredients for Web 2.0 Success, is posted, watch it. It got the biggest reaction (and had the most crowded room) of any session of the weekend.

I had the pleasure of giving a ride back to Boston to Eric Skiff of Common Ground, a New York charity, looking to end homelessness. Not put a band-aid over it. End it.

The links I promised that I’d post from my session, Powerful, Pointed Presentations: Creating Passionate Users, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Presentation Zen and Really Bad Powerpoint. And thank you to Larry the Basset Hound for his cameo.

June 3, 2006

Omniscient Debugging

Very cool Java debugging tool, which records your application’s entire state over runtime, and allows you to replay and debug it at a later date.

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This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.