Google & SketchUp : redrawing the globe one house at a time

I was amazed to see that one of the best software I’ve ever used has now been snapped up by Google. Of course, as expected, the Mac version isn’t available yet in a « Googlified » version, but the trial of V4 I had used was simply beautiful, intuitive and oh, so powerful. SketchUp allows…

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Flash is tough stuff

I’ve been trying to create simple animations recently using a Macromedia Flash trial license. I never tought it was so difficult to do simple things. I open the GUI on OS X and I’m overwhelmed by the number of panels at my disposal. I don’t even know where to start. I’m quickly realizing that Flash…

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Eclipse is all grown up…

It had been a while since I wandered around the eclipse.org website. Wow! Nice & clean presentation, and loads of cool content to discover and play with! I was particularly impressed with the listing of Rich Client Platform (RCP) applications. The page provides screenshots, basic info and a link to download. There are so many…

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Installing Eclipse is getting easier

I have been installing Eclipse on my Thinkpad (and other systems) ever since v2.0. I remember that back then, it was a little more involving in trying to get the right version of this or that pre-req, so you could run a specific plugin. Even downloading the base Eclipse required that we find a mirror…

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Knowledge worker, and damn proud of it

A long time ago, I was still in high school. The class was economics, in grade 10. I was 15 years old. I still remember how my teacher looked. I still remember the topic of the class that day: ‘the making of the workforce in the near future’ (litteral translation as I studied in French).…

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