I'm listening to the log4j talk at ApacheCon. I'm going to plant the meme so that eventually we'll get TRACE. However, the log4j team has added 'Receivers'. This is cool - we can now use log4j to do logging aggregation - pumping all to a central servers.
November 2003 Archives
I was lucky to be the person to sign the TCK J2EE license today on behalf of the Apache Software Foundation. We're doing this so that Geronimo will be able to be an open-source J2EE implementation under a business-friendly license, the Apache Software License. If you are interested, go join the project. Everyone is welcome.
I made the last minute decision to go to ApacheCon, to take care of some JCP responsibilities. Very glad I did. It's being held in Alexis Park hotel, which is totally devoid of slot machines. The lack of din is priceless. I'm finally able to put faces to all sorts of people, including Ceki Gülkü, Sam Ruby (no umlauts), the geronimo team and many others. Definitely worth the trip
Had a good trip to the UK last week, but it's good to be back.
William Gibson called the UK the 'mirror-world' in his book "Pattern Recognition", and it's funny how applicable that is. I've been there a bit in the last few years due to my previous job, and I could never capture it that accurately. It's not just that they drive on the other side of the road, but everything is the same and different at the same time. Power, for example. 240V, with this monstrous plug that was high tech sometime in 1930, a royal pain in the age of miniaturization, and almost quaint in the 21st century. Each plug has a fuse. Each wall socket has a switch, incase the aforementioned plug has a problem. And of course, each circuit is on a breaker. And if 3 levels of protection aren't enough, my old company's office had a person come through and test every plug - just to be sure, I guess - and then put a serial-numbered sticker on each piece of equipment that passed. Odd.
Their flagship national airline is different. (I flew British Air). Every employee polite. The food is very good - they had profiteroles (my favorite dessert right now) in premium economy and economy. Everything else was edible too.
Anyway, from a business point of view, it was a great trip. Things are looking positive for new business ideas, and met some smart and driven people to work and partner with.