Kubuntu is out, Eclipse is in

With my legendary patience for things that don’t work well all the time, I’ve killed my VMware Kubuntu image to revert back to Ubuntu for something that’s a little better documented. I still don’t like the hoops I have to go through to install JDK 1.5, but I understand there are licensing issues, although that…

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Chicago TEC Center

The Chicago Technical Exploration Center is one nice looking office space. Almost completely wrapped in white walls, ceilings, partitions, countertops – it’s like walking into an Apple iMac, minus OS X. The decor is sleek, modern and of course, the ever-present glass-house showcasing IBM hardware is there. Today, it was serving a variety of small pSeries…

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Chicago Hotel Room is Reeeally Nice…

When first trying to reserve a room near the downtown Hyatt Center in downtown Chicago, I was shocked to hear that a room could cost me approx $450/night. I first thought it was for the 3 nights, but the hotel desk made it clear that was only ONE night… Ouch! But the same hotel chain…

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Attending a WAS V6.1 STEW in Chicago

I’ve flown out of Montreal today at noon to spend the next 3 days locked up in a lab, where with about 20 other WebSphere geeks, I’ll take a first look at WebSphere Application Server V6.1, which was announced last week. This is my first STEW (which stands for Software Technical Enablement Workshop) attendance, although…

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Website performance issues… working on a fix

For the last few days, the blog has been having hiccups and I’m still investigating why it suffers so much in terms of response time when some of my other sites/apps are still healthy. I’ve got a copy of IBM Page Detailer to investigate with, but I’m still not sure what’s the culprit. Wish me…

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