Saturday, July 29, 2006

Vacation / update

As you have probably noticed i have not blogged for over a week now...that is because i am on vaction at a lake in the north of Ontario, Canada. I can't not do much becuase of my broken leg so i brought a couple of books (C++ Primer, Linux Application Development and Beginning Linux Development) so i have been doign quite a bit of reading. When i get home i get my server because i had to fix some computers before i could recieve it...My house is now all running linux (except one computer which is running windows XP because my mom won't let me switch it). Anyway...i am hoping to start that podcast soon and am looking for somebody to do it with so if you are interested then give me a shout at my email . Anyway enjoy your summer (my vaction ends next weekend).

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Netbeans 5.5 beta 2

I just downloaded Netbeans 5.5 beta 2 (althought it was released a while ago i have been out with my broken leg). I am excited to check the NetBeans Enterprise pack and the C/C++ pack (although the beta 2 has not been released for either). I will install it tomorrow and tell what i think (from what i have read it looks apsoluly phenomenal :) ). Cheers

The spirit of open source and community

Humanity to others. I am what i am because of what we are. These two statements are on the ubuntu homepage and they really got me thinking. Community is one of the best things about opensource...sure the source is available (which is handy), the product is free (which is nice), there are quick updates and bug fixes, and the consumer recieves a very inovative product but whould all these things happen without a community? The source will always be available (or ir wouldn't be opensource) but without a community to download and test/look over what would be the point? Having the source open to the community speeds up the production time of the product and makes the product more invative because users can find errors in the product and notify the developers. One of the best things about community is that there are very helpful mailing lists and forums. For example the ubuntu forums and the netbeans mailing lists. You can get endless information from these sources; not to mention when a new thread is posted it is usually resonded to in minuites :)
REMEBER: community drives much of opensource and enhances get involved!!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

My Misfourtune

Sorry i have not posted in a while....on Thursday July 13 at aproximately 10:25AM i was playing soccer with some friends in a courtyard surrounded by a foot and a half concrete wall that enclosed a garden. A wooden bench was attached to the wall all the way around. The soccer ball got kicked up onto the garden and i went up to retrive it...i got the ball off the flower bed and kicked the ball off the bench which was wet because it rained the day before...I slipped and because i was moving fast went quite a distance and hit the ground at aproximately a 30 degree angle and twisted my right leg. Thirty minutes later the ambulance arived and and put me on a streacher and brought me to the hostpital where i was told i have a broken leg. That night i went into surgery. I am now back at home although i am in quite a bit of pain [not to mention i can't work anymore so i can't make any money :'( ] Anyway...i will be able to post a lot more because i am home for the rest of the summer.