Monday, May 30, 2005

India: First Impression

I finally had a little time to put together this mostly unedited photo set for my first trip to India over a month ago.

My first impression:
  1. Bangalore seems to lack the infrastructure that can sustain its fast growth
  2. Competition for IT resources is so fierce it makes you wonder how American companies can continue to find affordability here
  3. Indians talk about China very often and it's clear that they want to catch up quickly in areas other than IT
Before you see the pictures, make sure you remember to click on each picture to see its caption IF you view them in a slide show. Flickr doesn't support seeing the captions in a slide show, which is a missing feature in high demand.

Link to the pictures.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Experience with Latest JRockit JVM

Geert Bevin reported his switch back from JRockit to Sun JDK 5.0 after experiencing issues. This has been my experience too. Although I have Confluence and JIRA running on Gentoo Linux 2005.0 (Kernel 2.6.11) and Tomcat 5.5.9 without any noticeable problem, I did have one failed switch on Tomcat 4.1.29 and Kernel 2.4.* where I noticed unexplained slowness compared to Sun JDK 1.5.0. Although this is already much align="center">My Medicine Cabinet

Thursday, May 12, 2005


This thing is ingenious! Why, you say, it has almost nothing. Exactly, because of its ultimate simplicity! It has a whole Wiki on one page that can be made persistent on your local hard drive. This is refreshing in a world of unnecessary complexity.