(For those who don't know, Xander is my son, Alexander, who turns 14 on May 5.) Xander and I were riding in the car the other day. I said to him, "do you realize you're the high school class of 2010?" He smirked and said, "or maybe 2011." 😉 Sigh.
This week it's "Practical Core Java" in Jacksonville, FL. I'm a sub to a sub to a sub again, but that's okay. The class is taking place at a New Horizons site in Jax. That's great, though, because I don't have any serious firewall issues to worry about and I automatically have admin access to… Read More
Saturday (4/22) was Student Conference Day at Rensselaer at Hartford (RAH). That's always an enjoyable, if long, day for me. I supervised nine student papers this year, which is a lot. Every year I threaten not to do it again, and so far every year I keep doing it. (Ack. Ignore the link — it's to… Read More
Back in March, I had the pleasure of attending a No Fluff Just Stuff conference in Danvers, MA. I really enjoyed it and learned a ton about the hot technologies these days. One of the people I went to see was Dave Thomas. His list of accomplishments is extraordinary. In addition to being the author… Read More
This week I'm spending time working through David Black's Ruby for Rails book (hereinafter referred to as R4R) and helping Will Provost with his courseware. I'm working through the labs and demos in his Intro Java course, now that they've been ported to Java 5. I'm okay with the enhanced for loop, and with variable… Read More
The Sox kept coming back last night agains the D-Rays. Of course, Mike Timlin gave up two runs in the top of the 8th to tie the game (and, better for him, the runs were charged to Matt Clement), but Youkilis and Papi came through in the bottom of the inning to make it 7-4.… Read More
I always planned to run my own blog. I was going to use Typo, under Ruby on Rails, to do so. I even downloaded typo and plan to continue to investigate it, but a few things intervened. 1. I want to upgrade to Rails 1.1 (I think 1.1.2 is the current version) and typo still… Read More