29 September 2006

Only two days left!!!

Only two days left till the first day of the Apache Cocoon Hackathon! Have you registered for the conference day?
If not, please do! See the CocoonGT website for more information.

27 September 2006

More iWaste?

Today I stumbled upon Greepeace's GreenApples campaign. Eventhough the purpose of this website is very serious I find the content rather hilarious. If you're an Apple lover or user, it's worth checking out.

20 September 2006

Internet Explorer on Ubuntu

The other day I discovered IEs 4 Linux - Internet Explorers for Linux. This great tool gives me another reason to start developing my web applications in my Ubuntu development environment. IEs 4 Linux gives you the full power of IE 5.0-6.0 inside linux in combination with Wine. The installation was very easy. No clicks needed. No boring setup processes. No Wine complications. Just one easy script and you'll get three IE versions. What else could you wish for right?

After having used FireFox, Thunderbird and Eclipse for many years, I can not see why I would not be able to do my daily work in a linux environment these days. Now I just need to convince my boss ;-)

15 September 2006

Creating my own Eclipse plugin

As you might have noticed, my latest interest is going out to creating my own Eclipse plugin. I've been thinking about this for a while, but recently I finally found some time to look into this. There is a lot of information about creating your own Eclipse plugin on the internet, so I think I will manage.

This is just a test project, but I have some plans in this direction in the future, so I will keep you posted.

13 September 2006

Del.icio.us daily blog posting

The other day I noticed a feature in del.icio.us which allows you to post your interesting bookmarks through XML-RPC on to your weblog. I tried the service, but it said it failed to authenticate over and over again. So I rechecked the settings again and again, but still could not find the problem.

Well what's left to do? Of course I googled it and after a while I found my answer somewhere on the internet. Thanks to Paulo I found out there was another password that needed to be set in MovableType before the posts were entered correctly into MT. The problem here was the MT API password, which you need to set separately from your regular username and password. You can find the password field in: "Main Menu > Authors > Yourself (where "Yourself" is you)."

From now on you can be expecting some interesting hyperlinks from day to day,

links for 2006-09-13

07 September 2006

Cocoon GT edition 5 is coming up

Year in year out people travel around the world to spread the word about this great product called Apache Cocoon. From ApacheCon's to OSCON's you will find people doing talks about Cocoon. The best place for talking about Cocoon is the annual Cocoon GetTogether where people from around the world meet and share knowledge about Cocoon.

This october will be edition number five of the Cocoon GetTogether and it will be held in Amsterdam, just like last year. The only difference with last year will be, that all events will take place at one location: The Felix Meritis.
Last years hackathon was succesfull, so this year there will be two days of hackathon again. The third day will be the conference day, where there will be a lot of people talking about new features, Cocoon's roadmap, existing projects and so on.

This years GT will be held from 2-4 October. Currently the counter is at 40 people from 7 different countries and it's still a month to go! It looks like this will be another succesfull year for the CocoonGT.

I will be there. Will you?