I have to say I love VideoFest! Since its launch I have actually started doing something that seems to be a no-brainer but I had not done before. That is, watching YouTube videos on my iPhone while on the treadmill! Yep, I love it. I have now done it for almost two weeks and I have watched dozens of videos at this point and have learned a lot.
I have also found that I really like the “raw video” – ie. videos created by normal people describing tips, tricks, or something about a product. Most seem like they are roughly scripted but for the most part you are hearing it from their heart and their experience.
So if you have an iPod and a treadmill why not stay fit and learn at the same time!
In Lotus Notes 8.5.1 you can now create first class components using XPages as the primary user interface technology. This means you can now create full blown XPages applications or components (for composite applications and the sidebar). So the question is, are you looking to create XPage based components for the Notes client?
Ever since I started using the Akismet plugin for WordPress I rarely if ever get any spam. You can see from the chart below it has caught over 1,000 spam attempts. I also use the math question on the comment form so bots can’t just submit the form – that has also helped out a lot. The great thing about Akismet is it catches it when its a manual submission by some spammer. I have however found about 5 comments that were legitimate in the spam bucket. The chart below is generated by the Akismet Stats plugin in the WordPress dashboard.
You can check out the new polls page, the link is at the top of the site. I used a JQuery plugin for the slide show effect on the page. JQuery comes with WordPress so enabling this plugin was a snap. I can even embed the same JQuery code on this post:
I decided to use the DIV Slide Show JQuery code that Kevin created. Make sure you donate if you use his stuff!
Oracle and Apple® today announced the OpenJDK project for Mac OS® X. Apple will contribute most of the key components, tools and technology required for a Java SE 7 implementation on Mac OS X, including a 32-bit and 64-bit HotSpot-based Java virtual machine, class libraries, a networking stack and the foundation for a new graphical client. OpenJDK will make Apples Java technology available to open source developers so they can access and contribute to the effort.
To carry on with the last of the cool charts from PiWik, here is the chart for the different operating systems that hit my site. I am really liking the PiWik analytics; I wonder if anyone would be interested in seeing a video like David Leedy’s where he shows how he adds Woopra to an XPages application for collecting analytics.
I am still running mostly Windows XP and one Vista machine. I use to run several flavors of Linux but now I just use that to debug.
As many probably know, I served seven years in the United States Marines. It was an experience of a lifetime and a time I will always cherish and never forget. I learned discipline and I learned what strength in a team really means. I learned the importance of trust and I learned what it means to rely on someone else like a brother or a sister. I am still in contact with many of the Marines I met throughout those years and even though I am not in contact with them daily I would trust every one of them with my life.
I pray for all of the Marines out there fighting for our country.
I also want to give out a special recognition to my godson Brandon Zapata who was the best little Marine out there. We pray for you buddy and we miss you.