Sunday, June 22, 2008

Opera 9.5 or Firefox 3 - Which is better?

Well, the debate is similar to whether Eclipse is better than IntelliJ in Java IDEs.... There is no clear winner. Both have their positives and negatives. They are both security conscious. :)

Interesting read here:

Monday, June 16, 2008

Mozilla Firefox 3 release on June 17th and primarily DeveloperNews have strongly hinted at a Mozilla Firefox 3.0 release on June 17th (Tuesday), 2008.

Keeping fingers crossed.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Marc Fluery

Reading the "5 Reasons Why JBoss Founder Marc Fleury is My Hero", I am reflecting on some of the things I liked about Marc.

1) As the other post mentioned, I have seen and heard from folks about how Marc took chances with people. He sometime made quick decisions to hire folks during the first meeting itself. It is better to hire someone and (rarely) get burned than not hiring at all. Talent is precious and rare. It is no secret that the JBoss group built the popular Application Server and is continuing to execute, using a small set of precious talent.
2) Elocution, diction, charisma, glamour characterized his speaking engagements and talks. People would arrive in large groups and be enthralled by his talks, because he would always display his passion - Professional Open Source and ASPECTIZED MIDDLEWARE.
3) He could write blog entries rapidly with great control over content. I think he still does on his blog.

I can say more about the man who is "million"(s) of times richer than me, but it will suffice to say that marcf radiated passion, intuition and charisma (Please do not listen to those who were subjected to marcf's SMD pointers). ;)

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Ralio joins

A recent announcement is indicating that Ralio is going open source and on


Monday, June 02, 2008

Open Office does not show slide numbers

You have to do View-> Master-> Master Elements -> Slide Number for the slide number to become visible on your slide, if it does not.